Norwich City fans prove they are best in the land after more than 20,000 snap up season tickets

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Friday, July 11, 2014
11:24 AM

Norwich City’s incredible fans have proved they are simply the best once more by snapping up more season tickets this year than at the same point last season - despite being relegated from the Premier League.

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A total of 20,518 ground (non-corporate) season tickets have now been purchased, an increase on the number sold at the same point prior to last year’s Barclays Premier League season.

Renewals account for 19,335 of those sales, while 1,183 new season ticket holders have swelled the ranks having joined from the waiting list. There are still 533 on the waiting list – supporters can add their name to the list for a full refundable deposit of £50 or £10 for under-17s by calling 0844 826 1902.

While ground season ticket sales are now closed, there are still a limited number of corporate season tickets available – to book yours, call the sales team on 0844 826 1902 (option 2).

City Chief Executive David McNally paid tribute to the loyalty and passion of the Yellow Army as they prepare to get behind Neil Adams’ Canaries home and away next season.

He said: “Every club says they have the best supporters around of course, but the loyalty and commitment of our fans continues to set the very highest of standards as these latest season ticket figures illustrate.

“Everyone at the Club is hugely grateful for the backing of our fans at Carrow Road and of course at away games, where our attendance figures are also excellent.

“As always our commitment to supporters is that every spare penny raised via ticket sales and other income-generating areas will be re-invested into football.”

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27 comments

  • I agree with Charles and Paul and have said it numerous times: stadium expansion is vital if the club is to progress. Remember a while back an independent study stated expansion was a no-brainer and key to the club's development. Sadly the Board has since only found excuses for not doing the work - one being where to accommodate fans from the Watling Stand while it was being done. I also recall McNally saying it would be on the agenda after we'd been in the Prem two years. All an opportunity missed while we were generating sufficient funds. I know it is hindsight but we really would have been better to plough the £27 million Hughton spent to so little effect on players into the stadium. Had it instead been invsted that way at least we'd have ended up with something to show for it! I know we need to balance our books but the old addage speculate to accumulate is not without foundation. I used to run a business and every time I undertook capital expenditure, the medium and long-term benefits far outweighed the initial costs. In that respect the Board at NCFC need to be more entrepreneurial. Carrow Road, while still a reasonable stadium, is fallng behind many others and is starting to look tired. Still never mind - we have a tv gantry to hire out!!!!

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    malaga flier

    Monday, July 14, 2014

  • Your chip is showing, PW.

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    Mad Brewer

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • Lets hope these wonderful supporters are not let down by what they see on the pitch! Have to agree with 57Charles in regard to his final comments on McNally! OTBC.

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    TheVoice

    Sunday, July 13, 2014

  • In answer to PaulWho - don't be ridiculous - we actually have fans on the season ticket waiting list unlike Chelsea who at the time could hardly fill 'The Shed' - moreover, they wasted money on a 3 tier stand with provision for warm air heating for the fans - yes, warm air heating! would you believe - no wonder they went belly up - all I ask for is for extension to City stand by 8,000 to accomodate fans who actually want to see The Canaries play with NO WARM AIR - our Chief Executive supplies enough of that, in any case. How he's still in a job beggars belief - we DO NOT HAVE SHORT MEMORIES Mr McNally

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    57charles

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Oooooooooooooooh, testy! What brought on that little tirade? Am I trespassing on your site or something?

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • You have it! Bring in Fake Tan Man. Sell out to the Sox. Do you actually read the comments of others? Do you ever attempt to understand them? Are you capable? So busy being a "Little Norwich" apologist, your `brain` has ceased to function. Or failed to commence functioning. Time for a pint of Dullard`s Bitter. Goo for it.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Sack them all, bring in that nice Mr Tan!

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Sack the Board; they were asleep while we got relegated. $0d the stand.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Completely agree 57Charles. The board should have spent money on developing the stand, not on players. Look at how well that worked for Chelsea in the 70s, they had the most luxurious facilities in the old 2nd Division. Sack the board, we want a bigger stand!

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    PaulWho

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Now that was an educated and classy comment, Timbo ;-) Oi vey, Maria.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 12, 2014

  • Once again with McNasty the devil is in the detail. "Every SPARE penny"....is that spare after players, agents, directors etc have been paid off? In which case the figure could be...erm....nil.

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    Timbo

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • And it would have been 28,000 if McNally had extended the City toytown stand instead of blowing £28 million on powder puff players that were always going to tgake us down. once again, a complete disgrace from an inept chief Executive, Chairman and board. League One here we come.

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    57charles

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Imagine all those moaning female fans when Laffers scores and whips off his shirt in celebration. Moan, moan, moan. That`s all they`ll do. What d`you reckon, cutty? Even Canarygirl might take her RickyvanW poster down from the bedroom ceiling.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • It would be interesting to see the malefemale breakdown of these figures to see whether there could be a "Lafferty factor" at work in the growth of female season-ticket holders.OTBC.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Dragonfly, I couldn't agree more. It looks like they're trying to cut back on the wage bill everywhere. From where I stand they've gone back to the old school days of bring your footballing mates in. Rather than bring in the best professionals to do the job. I do think that while Holt lacks management experience he will at least provide fitness and passion.

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    Oz Canary

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Not true of everyone Paranha, I gave up me Barclay ticket because of age and health, It's too cold in the winter. But I am a Priority Member so I can get tickets in the warm weather, and listening to the radio is too frustrating. Take your point about the moaners, you'd think they would find something else to do, but then maybe they enjoy moaning. Hopefully they'll have a thin time of it this season.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • I cannot recall seeing Mr Mayhem on here before so it is an assumption that he is a troll from the Prancing Donkeys of Portaloo Road which gives rise to the thought that if he has to come on here for his daily fix it shows the level of excitement and expectation at the club with no assets, no ground and no money just an owner with a huge millstone around his neck!

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    blackdog2

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • There will still be plenty of tickets to purchase on match days though. Mark my words. Was last season apart from against the big 4-5 when the glory hunters come out to play. We may moan but come 3pm (or 12pm, 5pm, 7:45pm etc...) on a match day all us ST holders still turn up in our 1000s and passionately get behind the lads.

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    Mattias333

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • This is good, but you know what it means? Those who didnt renew or dropped off the waiting list will now be sitting at home on a Saturday (or Sunday, or Saturday or Friday or Sunday, how ever many times the police change it) listening to Radio Norfolk and calling up Canary Call thinking because they listened to it, they know best and will whinge about the pettiest little thing. The good thing is, I know a few moaners who wont be sitting near me in the Barclay this season.

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    Piranha24

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • 533 on the waiting list ... well that dispels the urban myth thats been circulating about the figure being closer to 5000 .. however the amount sold is very laudible.

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    Kristafa

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • Well, at least the much `touted` Season Ticket rebellion did not materialise. No surprise there. How could all those good people be expected to find something `useful` to do on a Saturday afternoon? It`s B&Q`a loss. I hope you were not hinting at cronyism and\or limited horizons, dragonfly. Perish the thought. Anyway, Chairman Hyacinth wouldn`t allow it ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 11, 2014

  • You have to love this site. We have a very positive report on an increased season ticket sales level and you get an idiot like Mr Mayhem repeating some very old joke (he probably thinks he's original), followed by another unoriginal whingeing post moaning about life, the universe and everything.

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • quite right mr mayhem and 97% of it within 5 miles of postcode IP1

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Just heard ip5wich. Have got in touch with rent a crowd To see if they can supply 25,000 fans for next . season They were told we can get thousands of Norwich cause they have a full stadium every week they could lend u some otbc

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    pete22

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • I worry about the management setup . The Chairman stated that they searched Britain and parts of Europe for a manager , and the best candidate was someone who had been looking after the boys at NCFC . They then invented a job for an OAP that NA was mates with . Assistant manager was a man who`d coached the boys with NA . The two best available coaches had just happened to already be on the NCFC staff . The crucial position of Technical Director went to a man with no experience of the job , coincidentally , he was already on the staff . Chief Scout has experience , but I suspect he was at Fulham with McNally .... None of the above mentioned would even get an interview with any other Championship side for the post they hold here , except for the Fulham Chief Scout . You pick the best people available , not just from your circle of friends .

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    dragonfly

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • This alone shows why East Anglia has the highest rate of mental illness in the UK.

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    mr mayhem

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • Magnificent, absolutely tremendous support yet again. Average Championship season ticket sales of 11,166 shows the loyalty of our great fan base ........ OTBC

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    nevermindthedanger

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

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