The History

Carrow Road is the home stadium of Norwich City Football Club.  It is located to the South East of the City within 10 minutes walk ro so from the main railway station with its direct links to the Midlands, London and the North West.

It became the home of Norwich City in 1935 and is the third ground in the club's history.  They moved from their previous ground 'The Nest' after it was deemed too small and inadequate for the crowds they were attracting.

The ground has a current capacity of 27,359 having gone 'all seater in 1992.  The attendance record when standing was allowed was much higher at 43,984 for an FA Cup match against Leicester City in 1963.

The most recent major redevelopment was the construction of the new 8000 seater South Stand, now known as the Jarrold Stand in 2003.  It is in the roofline of this stand that the majority of the cameras are sited for television coverage of games at Carrow Road.

During the summer of 2010 the ground was expanded subtly with infil projects taking place in a number of places around the stadium which saw the capacity increased by 980 seats

Over the years the ground has hosted a number of musical concerts including Rod Stewart, George Michael and Elton John.  It has also played host to a number of International Under-21 football matches, although it has never hosted a full England match.

One corner of the stadium has seen developement with the building of a Holiday Inn hotel which has bedrooms overlooking the pitch and opened in 2007 - the land it is sited on is on a 150 year lease from the football club for which they were paid £1.1m and a 30% stake in the hotel.  It is also home to a number of catering enterprises set up by club joint majority shareholder Delia Smith.

The Stands at Carrow Road


Carrow Road Stands and Layout