Key facts

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)

Getting there

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 the city centre is only a few minutes further away.

By car, entering the city from the A11, follow the signs for Football Traffic.

Address: Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE

Tickets

Tickets for Norwich City games can be bought online, by phone +44 (0) 844 826 1902, at the Carrow Road Ticket Office, or at the Canary Store at The Mall Shopping Centre in Norwich’s city centre.

Norwich City sold out practically all matches in their first season in the Premier League. Tickets for most matches are available in pre-sale, but one is advised to buy as much in advance as possible.

Norwich have divided their home matches into four pricing categories. Tickets for Grade C matches, the cheapest, cost either £30.00 for most sections or £35.00 for various premium seating sections at the long sides. Tickets for Grade A+ games, the most expensive, cost either £40.00 or £60.00.

For more information call +44 (0) 844 826 1902, or email ticket@ncfc-canaries.co.uk.

Photos

Relevant Internet links

Canaries.co.uk – Official website of Norwich City FC.
Visitnorwich.co.uk – Official guide to Norwich.
Nationalrail.co.uk – Check train times and fares.