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Friday, November 2, 2012
Norwich City has listened to calls from its supporters and dropped ticket prices for the club’s upcoming League Cup quarter-final.
Just 16,465 attended the Canaries’ Capital One Cup fourth round victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night, some 10,000 short of Carrow Road’s capacity.
The ticket price of £30 came in for plenty of flak from supporters so the club’s chief executive, David McNally, gave supporters the chance to tell the club where they had gone wrong.
Using his official Twitter account, @DavidMcNally62, the City boss asked for feedback on the ticket prices and was inundated with responses.
A poll held on www.eveningnews24.co.uk discovered that most City fans felt £25 would be a fair price, with 46pc of over 1,000 people who voted choosing £25, ahead of 42pc voting for £20.
The debate has continued to rage for two days but now seen the club react positively and reduce the price for the early-December quarter-final against Aston Villa at Carrow Road.
McNally, again using his Twitter account shortly before 7pm tonight, said: “Capital One Cup quarter-final, Tuesday, 11th December, 7.45pm kick-off, Carrow Road, Adults £25, Adult concessions (65+) £15, under 16’s £5.
“Tickets on sale to season ticket holders from 9am on Monday 5 November. General sale from 9am on Wednesday 14 November.”
The news will be welcomed by Canaries’ supporters, who can now look forward to the club’s first League Cup quarter-final in 17 years being a likely sell-out.
The Evening News revealed yesterday that tickets for the Tottenham match at Carrow Road were the most expensive of any of this week’s seven Capital One Cup matches - even more than the £25 charged for the clash of English football giants Chelsea and Manchester United.
Mr McNally also confirmed that the match against Villa, who are managed by former City boss Paul Lambert, will not be screened live on television.
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