Carrow Road's new look is taking shape

These pictures illustrate the early stages of Carrow Road's new look for 2010-11, with more than 1,000 extra seats being installed in the stadium to bring capacity up to 27,000. The Norwich and Peterborough Stand will take the biggest number of extra seats with 280 added to the lower tier and 160 installed in the upper tier by re configuring the seating.

These pictures illustrate the early stages of Carrow Road's new look for 2010-11, with more than 1,000 extra seats being installed in the stadium to bring capacity up to 27,000.

The Norwich and Peterborough Stand will take the biggest number of extra seats with 280 added to the lower tier and 160 installed in the upper tier by re configuring the seating. A further 250 seats are being added in the Jarrold Stand, with 165 in the City Stand and 160 in the Upper Barclay.

Letters have been sent to supporters in adjacent rows, advising them of the work, but the club's customer services manager, Richard Gough, has assured fans the additional rows will not obscure anyone's view.

'The building work has been going on at Carrow Road since the start of June,' he said. 'Nobody will have an obstructed view - they will have the same view of the pitch.'

Fans in existing front rows are being given first option of moving to the new front row seats if they wish.

'The Geoffrey Watling City Stand is a raised stand anyway, so the new front row will be at pitch level,' said Gough. 'The Jarrold Stand is being dug out at the front and will be lowered. The lower section of the Norwich and Peterborough Stand is slightly different in that we are reforming the bottom four rows to extend outwards.

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'In the Upper Barclay a new back row is being installed so no one in an existing seat will be affected. They will not have new seats in front of them.'

City revealed at their annual meeting in February that they would put extra seats in the stadium if they won promotion to the Championship, but said any large-scale expansion was a minimum of three years away.