Update: Flooding damage will be fixed for Norwich City’s first home league game against Watford

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
2:58 PM

Flooding has forced Norwich City to close the lower tier of the Barclay Stand for the club’s upcoming two home pre-season friendlies at Carrow Road.

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However a club spokesman has confirmed the club are confident the stand will be fine for City’s first home Championship match of the season, against Watford on Saturday, August 16.

A statement on the club’s website says: “Due to the torrential rain in recent days in the immediate area of Norwich City Football Club, the Barclay Stand Lower concourses and Russell Allison Lounge suffered partial flooding.

“Unfortunately, on health and safety grounds, we will have to close this area for our pre-season fixtures against OGC Nice on Monday and Celta Vigo on Friday while essential maintenance takes place.

“Fans who have already bought tickets in the Lower Barclay for at least one of the fixtures will need to exchange their tickets for another part of the stadium.”

The spokesman added that the flooding had been “ankle deep”, causing damage to flooring and underlay, cracking some tiles, and causing some health and safety risks.

With the food and drink service areas of the Russell Allison Lounge nearby, the area also has to be brought up to appropriate sanitary standards before it is re-opened.

The spokesman added that the club are expecting a healthy crowd for both friendly games but don’t expect the closure of the lower Barclay to mean the club are unable to meet the demand for tickets for the games.

The club advises that supporters affected by this call 0844 826 1902 (Option 1), email tickets@canaries.co.uk or speak to staff at the Carrow Road ticket office or Castle Mall and Chapelfield stores.

The statement adds: “Sorry for any inconvenience caused.”

26 comments

  • I can remember when the mens toilets at the back of the river end came above the lace holes in your shoes when it rained!

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    diggerman

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • As long as the expensive electrical turn style system is ok! Thats the important thing.

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    Mattias333

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • ...,.Hi!.Dee!..Hi!....In days gone by there was a channel from the river, at the back of the terraces on the south side, that fed a resevior on British Rail land at high tide....This became obsolete when steam engines were taken out of service!...All been concreted over now, like all modern planning!!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Perhaps we can use this opportunity to train our players to be divers?

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    Dave Backham

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  • Just another step towards flowing football at Carrow Road.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • #HoughtonOut #AdamsOut #McNallyOut

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • So, anyone have any ideas where someone could install a drain to send all the rainwater to? If only there was a handy local river.....

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    Dee

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • It is good to see that things in the stand should be repaired in time for the first Championship home game but what happens if it rains hard yet again. This is not the first time the highway has flooded close to the ground and I suspect the mass development that has gone on close by has not helped the surface water drainage. Mind you, it would help if those responsible cleaned such drains and gullies out once in a while.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I hope all this water does not dilute Mad Brewers beer.

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    Cornwall Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Bring on the Plumbers maybe ? Does anyone remember back in the early 70's - with City winning at Carrow Road - about 5 minutes before the final whistle, the Barclay would let out a chorus of "Bring on the Butchers". This was a message from the fans to the white coated stewards - who all looked liked they all worked in Craske's - to take up their positions for full-time !

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I thought the flood gates were opened on the pitch throughout last season. Who forgot to close them over the summer?! I blame Bassong...

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    Adams is God

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I guess it shows that there is no real news to report if all we hear is that they need a plumber at Carrow Road...........

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    Dubai Canary

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • schiz ophrenic is on the verboden list.

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • So Obnoxious (my name for 'Steady On'), I truly believe you are a schiz ophrenic. Recently you have posted fair and reasoned comments and then 'bing, bang, bosch', the old 'steady on' is back. Why?. Let people post their own views and just get on with it. Have you said that RvW is going nowhere yet?

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • So Obnoxious (my name for 'Steady On'), I truly believe you are a schizophrenic. Recently you have posted fair and reasoned comments and then 'bing, b ang, bosch', the old 'steady on' is back. Why?. Let people post their own views and just get on with it. Have you said that RvW is going nowhere yet?

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    Lobbo

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I was going to do the one about bringing the sub on - but gary stole my thunder :-) Amazed to see S\O has a sense of humour. But perhaps she's serious!

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    The Crab

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Oh cripes. So we've got a river end at the Barclays end and a building society end at the river end. Or is it the other way round? Or sideways. Bring on the footie - I hate readers letters like mine.

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    Les Lee

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • .....Don't worry!...The water's going nowhere!...Steady will have the answer to that with one mighty mouthful!!!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • cutty

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Unblock the drains, that'd help.

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    richard jermy

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I blame Robert Snodgrass. Left tap on in changing rooms over summer which resulted in his sale being required to pay Anglian Water off.

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I blame Neil Adams - it's a shambles....

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I noticed they kept the FLOOD lights on the other night , perhaps they need to get a sub on

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    gary southwell

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Everyones said we've needed greater defensive reinforcements but alas nothing. Nobody listens. When are the yellow goal nets being introduced. Where is Mr Carrow?

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    Mattias333

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • Get the NCFC flood defences team OUT!!!!!

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    gates1664

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  • I can't help but feel this is all the clubs fault.

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    Steady On

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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