Tuesday 29th September

This weekend will see supporters from all Premier League clubs, and many fan groups in the Football League, joining together to protest against the rising cost of ticket prices. It’s our firm belief that ticket prices for both home and away fans should start at affordable levels. Our aim has always been to create the biggest, strongest and most colourful support at all Norwich matches and the cost of entering the stadium is fundamental to achieving this. And it is this that we’re campaigning for.

We’re aware that each individual club has its own economic circumstances, and we’re not campaigning for a solution that would in any way jeopardise the financial stability of the club. No one is more aware of our financial past or has a bigger interest in the club being financially managed in a responsible manner than ourselves as supporters.

The responsibility of the club has to be to provide for its own supporters, and to make the club as strong as possible it has to be centred around its fanbase. This is why, although work needs to be done by all clubs on the issue of affordable tickets, our club’s focus has to be to help Norwich fans attend games.

With Premier League teams set to receive a huge increase from television money next season, if Norwich are playing in the top flight we’d like to see some of this money go towards making football more affordable for home fans. Whilst, in our opinion, the starting price of season tickets is too high, we’d also like to see casual ticket prices in the Barclay End and River End reduced to provide more affordable tickets for those supporters who can’t attend every home game.

The area where action can be taken immediately is the prices Norwich fans pay for attending away games.

The 20’s Plenty campaign is a national campaign set up by the Football Supporter’s Federation demanding action is taken by all clubs to provide more affordable tickets. Launched in January 2013, the campaign has so far saved 68,000 fans nearly £750,000. The campaign is based around the concept that an adult away fan shouldn’t pay more than £20 for a ticket. This is something which is realistic and affordable for our club to provide our supporters, and as a result would improve the numbers supporting the team away from home.

Our average away attendance last season was the sixth highest in the Championship at 1919. Although promotion means playing in bigger stadiums with bigger away allocations, our away following is only slightly higher.

Many of the restrictions which impact fans travelling are beyond our control, such as the distance to games and the kick off times, but one thing the club can control is the economic barrier which stops many fans from travelling, who now either travel less frequently or not at all.

Given the allocations we’re given for away games and the number of fans who currently travel, the cost of subsidising tickets to £20 is around £37k a game on average, or £700k a season. This figure is calculated without taking into consideration any concession prices, so the actual figure would in fact be lower than this.

The club is currently obliged to put £200k a season towards helping away fans, so with this money used towards the campaign and concession prices considered, the additional money needed is well under £500k.

This is an affordable campaign which enables more Norwich fans to attend matches, helping us to provide the strongest support possible for the team. It would also be a gesture which helps build a bigger sense of unity between the club and the fans.

To support this campaign please join us this Saturday from 14:00 behind the Barclay End to demand more action is done to provide affordable football.

Friday 25th September

On the weekend of 3rd/4th October supporters from all Premier League clubs, as well as fan groups in the lower divisions, will be uniting in national protests against rising ticket prices. The protests, led by the Football Supporter’s Federation, will be centred on the 20’s Plenty campaign.

Norwich supporter groups will be joining together, along with fan groups from Leicester City in a sign of unity, to protest outside the Barclay End from 14:00. We invite all supporters to join us to demand a lowering of ticket prices to make football more affordable for everyone.


Sunday 12th July

Round up of a few events over the summer. The big news in the campaign for safe standing is that Celtic have been given permission to install rail-seating at Celtic Park. It’s a huge leap forward and unthinkable that one of Britain’s biggest stadiums can accommodate standing and for it not to be allowed south of the border in the coming years. http://www.celticfc.net/news/8420

The problem of ticket prices continues though. Crystal Palace fans have written an open letter to Norwich City about the decision to charge their supporters £45 for the first game of the season. It’s an issue we can fully sympathise with and one which will no doubt be an issue for both home and away games for many fans this season. http://fiveyearplanfanzine.co.uk/news/6361-an-open-letter-to-norwich-city-regarding-ticket-pricing-for-crystal-palace-supporters.html

And the Canaries Trust have launched their website following their re-branding over the last few months. It’s certainly worth a look for anyone who wants to learn more about the group and join the Trust. We look forward to continuing our positive relationship with them and working together on the issues which affect us as supporters. http://www.canariestrust.org/

Operation YellowGreen Wall

Sunday 10th May

On Saturday, our team will play one of the most defining games in our history, not only because of the nature of play off matches, but because the opposition is our oldest, most hated rival.

We have home advantage, and that means we as supporters can play a massive part in the outcome of this game. We cannot underestimate the role we can play and it’s essential we do everything to help our team. This is no game for passengers, no game for spectators, everyone must be a supporter to the maximum level.

We’re urging all Norwich supporters to bring as much colour to the stadium as possible to turn Carrow Road into a wall of yellow and green. This can be in the form of shirts, t-shirts, scarves, flags – in essence, if it’s yellow and green, wear it, bring it, and you’ll be showing your support, doing your part.

Bring your colours, bring your voices, turn Carrow Road into a wall of colour and noise, and let’s cheer our boys on to Wembley.


Sunday 29th March

Thursday saw football fans from clubs all over the country march in London in the ongoing campaign for affordable ticket prices. The demonstration follows the announcement from the Premier League of yet another record breaking TV deal, with fans demanding that some of that TV wealth is put towards the spiralling cost of attending games.



Sunday 22nd March

During the week our joint protest against inflated ticket prices with Derby fans at the last home match received some national attention when covered by the FSF – http://fsf.org.uk/blog/view/carrow-road-derby-county-norwich-city-20splenty

Meanwhile, yesterday we turned our attention to the campaign for safe standing, showing our support before the game outside the Barclay End.

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