April 17 2014 Latest news:
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Season ticket prices for Norwich City’s 2014/15 season have been frozen at this current season’s prices – but only if they are renewed before February 23.
The cheapest season ticket price for adults for the 2014/5 season is £499.50, but if fans wait to renew tickets until April 5, the price goes up to £556.50, and after April 5, it will cost £585.
The cheapest season tickets for other age groups are: over-65s £338.50, over 75s £305.50, under-21 £220.50, under-17 £94.75 and under-12 £69.75.
Adults can add an optional £1 per home league game donation in support of the club’s academy set-up.
Season ticket holder and former president and chairman of the Independent Norwich City Supporters’ Club, Roy Blower said: “Whether it’s a good deal or not will rely very much on which division Norwich play in next year. I hope we will be in the Premier League, but freezing the ticket prices won’t have a lot of pulling power if we are not.
“There is a lot of disenchantment among supporters at the moment, more than I’ve heard for a while.
“Some people are saying if they go to the theatre and it’s a bad performance they get their money back. With poor results people are looking at how much it costs, and whether they could spend their money better. Despite a strike force worth nearly £15m, we are not scoring goals, and we all expected better at the start of the season.”
According to a poll on our website, about 55% of supporters plan to renew their tickets by February 23.
However, one supporter commented: “It annoys me that the price is only frozen if you pay by February 23, so you have to pay six months before the season even starts. I think that deadline should be May 11 so that current season ticket holders can decide properly. If people hold out, they end up paying up to £646 for Championship football, potentially.”
Norwich City chief executive David McNally said: “Our aims are clear; we want to continue to play in the Premier League, we will invest all our spare cash in football, we are striving to continue to improve on and off the pitch and we embrace our community. We will only achieve our aims if we work hard and we work smart with the full backing of the Yellow Army and I thank you once again for your support in renewing your season ticket.”
The club said there was a current occupancy rate at Carrow Road of 99.95%
Season tickets can be renewed now at the Carrow Road ticket office and official stores at Chapelfield or The Mall, by calling 0844 826 1902 or online at www.canaries.co.uk
What do you think? Write (giving your full contact details) to: The Letters Editor, EDP, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich NR1 1RE or email EDPletters@archant.co.uk
For more information and to vote in our poll, visit www.edp24.co.uk