Carrow Road is the home stadium of Norwich City Football Club, opened in 1935 after being built in just 82 days.
The ground was opened with an initial capacity of 35,000 after Norwich City’s former home of The Nest was deemed too small and unsafe. The inaugural fixture was a Second Division fixture with West Ham United on the 31st August 1935 which the home side won 4-3.
Carrow Road has undergone a number of redevelopments across the years, following a fire in one of the stands in 1984 and becoming all-seater in 1992. The current capacity is just over 27,000 and in 2015 the ground celebrated its 80th anniversary with a friendly against West Ham United as part of the celebrations.
The ground has not hosted a full England international fixture but has hosted several England under-21 matches and England women’s mathces.
Tickets at Carrow Road
Norwich City Tickets
Norwich City tickets are available to purchase online through the official website, at the ticket office at the stadium or the Fan Hub on London Street in central Norwich. Norwich frequently sold out matches whilst they were in the Premier League, with ticket prices capped at £30 for the 2019-2020 season.
Carrow Road Stadium Tour
Norwich City offer 90 minute tours of Carrow Road which generally run on Sunday’s. Tickets cost £10, with futher information and booking available on the official website.
Location & Travel to Carrow Road
Carrow Road is located in the east of Norwich, just over a mile from the centre near the River Wensum.
Airport: Norwich International Airport is located about 3 miles north of the stadium, it is not a large airport and only offers several flights across the UK and Europe. To reach the stadium, catch the 501 Park and Ride service to the city centre. Alternatively Stansted Airport is about 70 miles away and offering a far greater number of flights across Europe – with trains connecting the airport with Norwich.
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Coach: The Norwich bus station is situated on Surrey Street, approximately a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Megabus offers cheap travel to Norwich and from a number of routes including Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Coventry, Great Yarmouth and London. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving & Parking: The stadium is signposted when driving along the A11 and A47. Parking is available a 10 minute walk away at the County Hall (NR1 2DW), costing £6 with no pre-booking needed. Alternatively, there are several park and ride options for catching a bus into the city, with an all day ticket costing £3.80 for an adult.
Train: Norwich Train Station is less than a 10 minute walk from the stadium, either by turning left and following Koblenz Avenue or cutting through the Riverside Leisure complex. The station is the terminus for the Great Eastern Main Line which runs to Liverpool Street Station in London (2 hours) via Ipswich (45 minutes). There are other services running to Cambridge, Great Yarmouth and Stansted Airport as well as a East Midlands Railway service to Liverpool Lime Street via Peterborough, Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester.
Hotels near Carrow Road
The Holiday Inn Norwich City is located in the corner of The Barclay and the Jarrold Stand’s and offers ‘pitch view rooms’. Sports Tourist visited in December 2020 and you can view the blog post here.
Further Information & Events
Last Updated on October 17, 2022 by Sports Tourist