Norwich City vs Stoke City
Saturday 22nd August 2015 | Kick Off 3.00pm
Norwich City FC
NORWICH CITY celebrate the 80th anniversary of Carrow Road on 31st August, with the game against Stoke City their closest home game to that date.
To help mark the occasion, the Canaries replicated their first game at the venue in 1935 with a friendly against West Ham United during pre-season.
Originally built in just 82 days after sanctions forced upon Norwich and their old ground 'The Nest' by the Football Association, Carrow Road has undergone plenty of development over the years to make it an all-seater stadium.
In 2003 the old South Stand was replaced by an 8,000 capacity Jarrold Stand with the corner next to the Norwich & Peterborough Building Society Stand behind the goal being filled in two years later.
A Holiday Inn hotel was built in 2007 at the other corner with a number of pitch-facing rooms also available, whilst several additional rows of seating were also added to existing stands in 2010 to bring the capacity up by around the 1,000 mark.
Visiting supporters are accommodated in the Jarrold Stand, with upto 1,500 Stoke fans catered for in the far left of the stand towards the Barclay Stand and Holiday Inn.
Norwich City are offering all Stoke fans a free bottle of House Wine when they dine at Delia's restaurant at Carrow Road on Friday or Saturday.
Open every Friday and Saturday from 7pm until late, Delia's offers a three-course dinner followed by coffee and something sweet is just £35.75 per person.
To qualify, simply mention 'Stoke' when booking to enable the offer to be recorded against your table.
Call (01603) 218705 or click HERE
for more information.
From the Britannia Stadium, head eastbound along the A50. At the end of the A50, join the M1 at Junction 24 and head south.
Exit the M1 at Junction 19 - where the M6 also meets the M1 - and take A14 eastbound towards Cambridge.
Exit the A14 at Junction 38 where it splits and take the A11 for Norwich.
Travel beyond Newmarket, Thetford and Attlebrough and take the second exit (right) at the Cringleford roundabout for the A47 by the Travelodge hotel.
Exit the A47 two junctions later taking a left turn for the A146.
Turn right at the traffic lights onto Martineau Lane/A1054 and then take the second exit (straight on) at the roundabout onto Bracondale/A147.
Take the first right onto King Street/A147 and then the second right onto Carrow Road.
Cross the bridge over the river and the stadium on the right hand side.
The best place to park for travelling supporters is the Norfolk County Hall car park, which is situated off Martineau Lane/A1054 (NR1 2DH) and less than a mile from the stadium.
When on Martineau Lane, instead of continuing straight on at the roundabout onto Bracondale/A147 towards the stadium, take the first exit for the County Council grounds.
The car park holds 2,000 cars although fans are advised to get there early to avoid any disappointment.
201 miles from Britannia Stadium - 3 hours 17 minutes
GOING BY TRAIN
Supporters can travel on the conventional route from Stoke-on-Trent via Derby and then Nottingham to Norwich.
Otherwise, it may actually be cheaper and quicker to travel via London Euston, changing at London Liverpool Street and then heading on to Norwich.
Carrow Road is a ten-minute walk away from Norwich Station.
At the main entrance of Norwich Station, turn left onto Station Approach and then left again onto Koblenz Avenue/A147.
Walk beyond the retail park and Morrisons supermarket and follow the road around to the right, where the stadium is then in front of you on the left hand side.
Check with National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 for more information or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
BBC Radio Norfolk broadcast at 95.1FM and 104.4FM.