December 6 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
Norwich City supporters will be on the lookout for a green light tomorrow.
The Canaries start their Premier League season with a match against Everton at Carrow Road, which will kick-off at 3pm.
However, club bosses are asking supporters to arrive before 2.30pm if they can because the club has a new electronic ticket system at turnstiles.
Season ticket holders are being given the added incentive of being entered into a draw for their season ticket to be free, as long as they arrive before 2.30pm.
The club’s under-18 squad will also be parading the FA Youth Cup they won last season ahead of the match, as the club try to ensure more than 27,000 people gain access to the stadium smoothly.
Carrow Road IT manager Stuart Clarke explained: “Instead of the old-fashioned way of handing your ticket to a turnstile operator, you are now going to put it into the mouth of a reader which will recognise whether the ticket is valid or not, check the concessions, check if you’re at the right gate, right game, all of the relevant credentials.
“Then the turnstile operative will allow you to enter or deny access if that’s appropriate.
“A red light means you need to come back out of the turnstile to find a customer services person who will be very closely located all the way around the ground.
“Green light means go through, enjoy the game, and amber light means there’s a concession which needs to be checked by the turnstile operator.”
The new system brings the Canaries into line with many Premier League clubs, although it is not a requirement for clubs to have the system installed.
It will be used for individual match tickets and season tickets, with season ticket holders already sent details of how the system works.
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