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Norwich look at increasing Carrow Road capacity

Norwich chief executive David McNally has revealed the League One champions are keen to increase the capacity of Carrow Road. Chairman Alan Bowcett revealed on Friday via a live webchat on the club's official website that the club are planning to add another 1,100 seats to make the capacity 27,000 ahead of the new Championship season.

McNally said the Canaries board have now discussed the issue and agreed it is an important short-term step in a long-term development plan for the ground.

He told the club's official website: "The board has identified the expansion of the stadium as a key target. Ultimately this will involve redevelopment or replacement of one or more stands at significant cost to the club - for the time being, however, this increase in the number of seats available is an essential and cost-effective step in the right direction.

"The long-term benefit to the football club and its supporters is crystal clear. We sold out home areas for 15 out of the 23 league games at Carrow Road last season and to see scores of fans turned away from the buy-back queues at every game was heartbreaking."

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