Norwich City Football Club
CARROW Road was built in just 82 days in 1935, ready for the start of that season after the Canaries had been forced to vacate ‘The Nest’ due to sanctions enforced by the FA.
In its current state, Carrow
Road’s capacity stands at 27,033, which at only 1,350 less than the Britannia Stadium means it’s the closest match to the Potters’ ground in terms of size in the Premier League.
Visiting supporters are housed in the Jarrold Stand (South West), with a usual allocation of approximately 2,500. Home fans are also situated in the Jarrold Stand, along with the Barclay End (North East), Norwich & Peterborough End (South East) and the Geoffrey Watling City Stand (North West).
In 2007, a Holiday Inn hotel was built with pitch-facing rooms, filling the gap between the Jarrold Stand and the Barclay End.
A Foot in Both Camps:
Mike Sheron moved to Stoke City from the Canaries in 1995, and went onto become a fans favourite with his prolific goal-scoring record across his two-year spell with the Club.
In total, he netted 39 times in 77 games for the Potters, including a brace in the last ever Potteries derby at the Victoria Ground against Port Vale in April 1997.
His time at Carrow
Road wasn’t as successful, with Sheron failing to live up to his £1m price tag as he scored only 7 times in 38 games in all competitions.
After starting his career at Manchester City, Sheron had later spells at Queens Park Rangers, Barnsley, Blackpool, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town and Warrington Town before retiring in 2005.
On leaving the Britannia Stadium, head north-west onto the A50.
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the Queensway/A500 ramp to A34/M6/Stone/Newcastle.
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the M6 ramp to Birmingham.
After 70 miles, take the A14/M1 (N) exit towards Felixstowe/Corby/Kettering.
After 45 miles, take the 3rd exit onto the A14 ramp to Cambridge/Felixstowe/Harwich.
Stay on the A14 before turning off onto the A11 at Junction 38.
Continue on the A11 until you reach the Thickthorn Interchange four miles short of Norwich.
At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto Newmarket Road/A11 sign-posted Norwich.
Go through two more roundabouts, before taking the third exit at the third roundabout onto Queens Road/A147.
After a mile, turn left onto Kings Road before turning right onto Carrow
Road, and the ground will be on your right.
The best place to park for away fans is the Norfolk County Hall car-park, which is situated on Martineau Lane and less than a mile from the ground.
It holds 2000 cars and costs £3, although fans are advised to get there at least two hours before kick-off to avoid disappointment.
198 miles. Journey time – Four hours. For the Sat Nav: NR1 1JE
Carrow Road is served by Norwich Station, and is only a ten-minute walk away. Turn left out of the main station exit and you’ll see the ground ahead.
The conventional route for rail travel is via Derby and Nottingham, and takes any time between four and five hours.
All Norwich City matches are broadcast live on BBC Radio Norfolk.