Club: Norwich City FC | Opening: 1935 | Capacity: 27,010 seats
History and description
Carrow Road was built in just 82 days during the summer of 1935. In the years before, Norwich played at a ground called “The Nest”, but it had limited capacity and suddenly failed to meet FA safety requirements.
Norwich quickly found a new site though, and in the weeks before the new season built a new stadium. Carrow Road opened on the 31st of August 1935 with a league match between Norwich and West Ham (4-3).
The stadium initially consisted of one covered seating stand and open terraces on earth banking on the other three sides. The ground could hold about 38,000 spectators.
Few changes were made to the stadium until in the 1960s several smaller improvements were made that mainly consisted of increased cover.
Carrow Road recorded its highest attendance in 1963 when 43,984 fans visited an FA Cup match between Norwich and Leicester City.
In the early 1980s, two out of four stands were rebuilt, but due to safety measures and increased seating capacity the overall capacity of the stadium slowly got reduced to about 28,000.
In the early 1990s, Carrow Road got converted into an all-seater, which involved the construction of new stand called The Barclay.
About a decade later, in 2003, the South Stand got replaced by a new stand called the Jarrold Stand. This stand got further extended in 2005 by linking the stand to the Peterborough Stand.
In recent years, Norwich City have tentatively considered further expanding Carrow Road, but have decided that an expansion will only be feasible after the club has played at least three seasons in the Premier League.
(photos of the present Carrow Road below)
How to get to Carrow Road
Carrow Road is located just south-east of Norwich’s city centre. The walk from Norwich Rail Station should not take more than 10 minutes and that from the city centre only a few minutes more.
If arriving by car, entering the city from the A11, follow the signs for Football Traffic.
Address: Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE
Norwich City Tickets
Tickets for Norwich City games can be bought online, at the Carrow Road Ticket Office, or at the Canary Store at The Mall Shopping Centre in Norwich’s city centre.
Norwich City sell out all regularly in the Premier League. Tickets for most matches are available online, but it is advised to buy as much in advance as possible.
Expect to pay around £30.00 for a ticket.
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