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CITY CONFIRM PRE-SEASON PLANS

16 June 2014

Canaries to tune-up for Championship against top-flight opponents Sampdoria, Nice and Celta Vigo.

A NINE-DAY visit to Italy will be a key part of Norwich City's pre-season schedule for the 2014/15 campaign.

The Club can now confirm its full summer schedule, which will include clashes against top flight sides from Italy, France and Spain.

As part of their pre-season preparations they will spend five days training at the FA's National Football Centre at St George's Park during the first week of July.

Neil Adams' team will take on Dereham Town at Aldiss Park in their first friendly on Saturday July 12, with a trip to Skrill Conference Premier Braintree Town on Tuesday July 15 also scheduled before the squad fly to Turin on Friday July 18.

The Canaries will then take on Serie A outfit Sampdoria and Serie B side Novara during a nine-day training camp in Italy from July 18 to July 26. The game against Sampdoria is due to take place at the Chatillon/Saint Vincent training venue.

A further game is also set to be played on July 25 in Italy – opposition and venue to be confirmed in due course.

Carrow Road will host City's final two warm-up matches, against French outfit OGC Nice on Monday July 28 and La Liga team Celta Vigo on Friday August 1, with the Sky Bet Championship season set to begin on Saturday August 9.

The Canaries' full Sky Bet Championship schedule is set to be unveiled at 9am on Wednesday June 18.

Full schedule:
July 2-6 - Training at St George's Park (no public access)
July 12 - v Dereham Town (3pm, Aldiss Park)
July 15 - v Braintree Town (7.45pm, Amlin Stadium)
July 18 - Travel to Italy
July 20 - v Novara (Kick-off TBC, Stadio Comunale Silvio Piola)*
July 23 - v Sampdoria (Kick-off TBC, Chatillon/Saint Vincent – training venue)*
July 25 - v TBC*
July 26 - Travel to England
July 28 - v OGC Nice (7.45pm, Carrow Road)
August 1 - v Celta Vigo (7.45pm, Carrow Road)
August 9 - Sky Bet Championship season starts

Tickets for the two home friendlies against OGC Nice and Celta Vigo will be available on general sale from 10am on Tuesday, June 17. Tickets for each game are priced at £15 for adults, £10 over-65s, £5 under-17s and £1 for under-12s. Please note the upper tiers at Carrow Road will not be open for these matches.

To book please call 0844 826 1902, go online or visit the ticket office at Carrow Road or the official stores at Chapelfield or Castle Mall.

*Please note further information regarding ticket prices and access to the Italian matches, including venue confirmation, will be announced when confirmed.



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