Carrow Road half empty as just 12,500 Norwich City fans watch FA Cup match

A half empty Carrow Road watches the action during the third round of the FA Cup at Carrow Road, Nor

A half empty Carrow Road watches the action during the third round of the FA Cup at Carrow Road, Norwich ( Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images) - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City fans travelling to Southampton for their team's FA Cup replay next week will pay less than half the cost of the ticket for the original fixture at Carrow Road.

A sparse home crowd watched Norwich City's FA Cup tie against Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterto

A sparse home crowd watched Norwich City's FA Cup tie against Southampton. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Southampton FC have confirmed tickets prices for the third-round replay at St Mary's Stadium on Wednesday, January 18, with an adult ticket costing £12 (concessions £10).

It comes after some City fans have questioned the £25 cost of a ticket to the first meeting of the two teams on Saturday.

Many seats at Carrow Road were empty during the tie, which ended with the Canaries drawing 2-2 with their Premier League opponents.

A total of 12,479 people turned up to watch the game, in a stadium with a capacity of more than 27,000.

Fans took to social media to voice their views on the price.

Dan Lennon said: 'Wanted to go to @NorwichCityFC game today, but £25? Not happening. I'm sure they have priced themselves out of a full house today.'


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Chris Carey said: 'Tempted to take myself & the 2 girls along to Carrow Road today... then I saw the prices! How do you justify that for weakened teams?'

Adam Firrell said: 'Anyone else think £25 a ticket is over the top to watch the Canaries' FA Cup game vs Southampton today? Put me right off anyhow.

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Chris Reeve said: 'The club have missed a vital trick in attracting new young supporters to follow NCFC today. Instead, they'll be on their Xbox.'

An online poll by this newspaper found 92pc of the nearly 1,000 respondents believed the price was too high.

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