Over 2,000 fans set to travel to Coventry

More than 2,000 fans are preparing to follow the Canaries to Coventry for the curtain-raiser to the new Championship season on Saturday. City staff have sold 2,050 tickets - and by the time they get to the Ricoh Arena could be the best first day following since 2000.

More than 2,000 fans are preparing to follow the Canaries to Coventry for the curtain-raiser to the new Championship season on Saturday.

City staff have sold 2,050 tickets - and by the time they get to the Ricoh Arena could be the best first day following since 2000. The club have a total allocation of just over 3,000, with some away tickets also available on the day. "Tickets for the game at Coventry have been selling well and we would hope to sell quite a few more between now and Saturday," said City's Customer Services Manager Richard Gough. "Unfortunately we only have detailed records of away attendances from 2000 onwards, when the current system was installed - but we believe it will be one of the biggest turn-outs for the opening away game of the season since the 70s, if not earlier. The club's tremendous away support has been a real feature of recent years, which when you consider the mileage involved for fans travelling from in and around Norfolk is a testament to their loyalty and passion for the club. I'm sure Glenn and the team will really appreciate some noisy support from the Yellow Army on Saturday and in future away matches."

Norwich fans at opening away game:

2000-01 (Barnsley) 1,585; 2001-02 (Millwall) 2,107; 2002-03 (Rotherham) 1,153; 2003-04 (Bradford) 2,041; 2004-05 (Man United) 3,092; 2005-06 (Southampton) 1,727; 2006-07 (Leeds) 1,692; 2007-08 (Preston) 1,262; 2008-09 (Coventry) 2,050.


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