McNally reveals new players priority
David McNally has said that Norwich will not expand Carrow Road's capacity until the club are established in the Premier League.
The Canaries' chief executive confirmed the club's stance on their desire to increase the stadium capacity by 7,000 to 35,000 during a question and answer session on the club's official website.
And, while McNally revealed that it is a long-term plan to redevelop the ground, he insists the £20million it will cost will go into team strengthening until boss Chris Hughton has a team that they are confident will hold its own in the top flight.
He said: "We have been convinced for some time that there is sufficient demand to expand Carrow Road.
Strategic decisions of this type are hugely important and so we asked the University of East Anglia to research the opportunity for the club.
"Empirically, their findings support the move to expand Carrow Road by at least 7,000 additional seats. This independent research project is really important as it deals with facts, such as population growth, and real numbers, such as socio-economic data, and not instinct or intuition.
"And so we are convinced that an expansion of Carrow Road is something that the club should contemplate.
"However, circa 7,000 additional seats could cost approximately £20million.
"Currently, every spare penny is reinvested in the first team squad and this is something that the board wishes to continue in the short term."