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Carrow Road

Carrow Road is an association football stadium located in Norwich, Norfolk, England, and is the home of Norwich City Football Club. The stadium is located toward the east of the city, not far from Norwich railway station and the River Wensum.

The club originally played at Newmarket Road before moving to The Nest. When The Nest was deemed inadequate for the size of crowds it was attracting, the Carrow Road ground, named after the road on which it is located, was purpose-built by Norwich City in just 82 days and opened on 31 August 1935.

Club Factfile

  • NAME: Norwich City
  • NICKNAME: The Canaries, Yellows, The Citizens
  • FOUNDED: 17th June 1902
  • TRADITIONAL COLOURS: Yellow and green
  • LOCAL RIVALRY: Ipswich

Ground Factfile

  • CAPACITY: 27,244
  • RECORD ATTENDANCE: 43,984 (v Leicester City for an FA Cup match in 1963)
  • ADDRESS: Carrow Rd, Norwich NR1 1JE
  • YEAR OPENED: 1935
  • PITCH SIZE: 114 x 74 yards


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Ground Information

Carrow Road was re-developed in 1990 when it was converted to be all seated as a result of the Taylor report. The stadiums capacity is 26,034 and except for a supporting pillar either side of the Barclay and River ends, there are very few bad seats in the house. The Geoffrey Watling stand is the oldest in the ground but still offers excellent views.

Away fans

Visiting supporters are situated in one end of the south stand where up to 2,500 fans can be housed. The view from here is excellent and unobstructed.

Away pubs

If you have travelled by train and fancy a bite to eat there's a KFC nearby. On exiting the station, go straight over the traffic lights, (over the bridge) into Prince of Wales Road. The Kentucky is about 150 yards down on the right.

Not far away from the ground and towards the City Centre a new leisure complex called the Riverside has opened. This has several drinking and eating establishments, including a Wetherspoons Lloyds No.1 outlet.

The Prince of Wales pub admits away fans and has televised sport and also serves food. The Prince of Wales pub is located around a five-minute walk from Norwich Railway Station and a 15-20-minute walk away from Carrow Road.

Car Parks & Public transport

Parking is available in the streets surrounding the stadium although it is limited and be aware of the residential areas. Private car parks are few and far between here, but Norfolk County Hall has space for approximately 2000 cars.

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