Extra seats won't spoil your view at Carrow Road
David Cuffley Norwich City fans were today reassured that they will still have a crystal clear view of the action at Carrow Road next season, despite the installation of more than 1,000 extra seats.
Norwich City fans were today reassured that they will still have a crystal clear view of the action at Carrow Road next season, despite the installation of more than 1,000 extra seats.
Building work is being carried out on all four stands to increase capacity to 27,000 for the 2010-11 campaign.
New front rows are being added on three sides of the pitch, while extra seats are being fitted in the upper tiers of the Barclay Stand and Norwich and Peterborough Stand.
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Letters have been sent to supporters in adjacent rows, advising them of the work, but the club's customer services manager, Richard Gough, said the additional rows would not obscure anyone's view.
“Nobody will have an obstructed view - they will have the same view of the pitch,” he said.
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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,” he said.
“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.
“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.”
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.
City revealed at their annual meeting back in February that they would put extra seats in the stadium if they won promotion to the Championship, but said any large-scale expansion of the stadium was a minimum of three years away.
City confirmed earlier this week that 20,250 ground and corporate season tickets at Carrow Road had been sold, and only 250 remain.