Norwich City has listened to calls from its supporters and dropped ticket prices for the club’s upcoming League Cup quarter-final.

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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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- To re-live how the debate unfolded this week, see the links at the top-right of this page.

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11 comments

  • He has responded very openly to the criticism and made changes.

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    Swiss Canary

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

  • I think probably this one might have been a sell-out at a higher price than £30, but McNally has done the right thing here and much Goodwill should accrue as a result. Handy commodity to have when\if the Bad Times come back around.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, November 4, 2012

  • Why do Norwich City get such a raw deal with Sky over live games, Once again we are lacking behind other clubs. I get the impression Sky don't like coming to East Anglia. One game in December, none in January

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    Derek McDonald

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

  • Glasgow hardman ? He's from Bromsgrove

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    Graham Last

    Sunday, November 4, 2012

  • 10,000 pairs of feet can't be wrong... The club need to strike a better balance between the financial rewards from cup games and rewarding fans. Lower prices for ALL cup games would fill the stands with thankful fans, and would still be a bonus for both club and a welcome bonus for fans: A small pay-back for the support we've given over the years. The Spurs game prices felt exploitative; The Villa prices not apologetically low enough.

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    Robin Hood

    Monday, November 5, 2012

  • ANYONE KNOW HOW MANY SEATS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO ASTON VANILLA???

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    superfan59

    Friday, November 2, 2012

  • They don't like it when you vote with your feet, do they.

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    John L Norton

    Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Fair Enough, Pretty sure this will be a sell out

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    Cannock Canary

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

  • The Glasgow hardman wants the crowd to be there to welcome P.L

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    No to tory boy

    Friday, November 2, 2012

  • £25 for a 16 year old is still way too much. Should be a £15 price for 16-20 year olds. Overall why can't we price it at £20 for adults £10 for concessions. Let's fill the ground. The club would still make loads of money through food and drink. Give the fans something back.

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    PH

    Saturday, November 3, 2012

  • re the photo accompanying this article.....as well as covering up customer no. & name - perhaps een should have blocked out seat number as well! Good on DMc for responding quickly.

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    Meds

    Friday, November 2, 2012

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