The Canaries are celebrating today after the club smashed their own season ticket record, with supporters queuing up to to guarantee their seat for what will hopefully be a Championship campaign in 2010/11.
City confirmed record-breaking numbers of the Canary Nation have purchased tickets for next season, with more than 18,500 supporters signing up by the first deadline which passed last Saturday.
This beats the previous first deadline record of 18,460 set in March 2008 and is more than 1,500 higher than the number who had bought their seat by this point last season.
And Norwich chief executive David McNally, who arrived at the club in the summer as part of a reshuffle at board level, hailed the Canary supporters – not for the first time this season.
“These figures are nothing short of astonishing when you consider we are currently in the third tier of English football for the first time in 50 years.
“Our supporters are magnificent and their loyalty and passion for their club means we will once again have full houses at Carrow Road next season to give their tremendous backing to Paul Lambert and the players.”
City chief Lambert echoed McNally’s sentiment, declaring the supporters “phenomenal”. To be fair to the Norwich faithful, they really have stepped up to the plate both at Carrow Road and on the road, with another 3,000 expected to travel to Huddersfield this weekend.
“I’ve said it before, the support here is phenomenal. The two things that matter most are the fans and the players and it’s fantastic so many have already signed up for next season.
“The supporters can make all the difference for us and their backing has been really, really great this season, home and away.”
The next deadline for those still seeking to renew their tickets is April 10, the last chance for fans to book their seat at a discounted rate. The final deadline for season ticket renewals is May 15, which is the last chance to guarantee your seat.