Guidelines for Blue Army heading to Carrow Road
Officers will be signposting Blues’ supporters to the stadium via Lower Clarence Road, Clarence Road and Carrow Road, as they did when the teams last met in the city in 2010.
Prior to the match it is possible, depending on crowd numbers, that short closures will be put in place on these roads; allowing fans to walk safely to the stadium. Normal road closures will also be in place around Carrow Road before and after the match.
Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, who will be overseeing the policing operation, said: “This is a great local derby event with healthy rivalry between two family friendly clubs and supporters.
“The police operation has been developed to ensure everyone has a great day out. Our focus will be on those whose behaviour spoils everyone else’s enjoyment and to manage areas where we have seen issues before at other matches as fans travel to and from the stadium.”
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Town fans are also advised that there will be no designated ‘away’ fans pub in Norwich on the day. Supporters are encouraged to go directly to the stadium which will open at 12 noon. Kick-off is at 2.05pm. There will be drink and food available from the visitors’ section.
Official Club coaches will be escorted from Ipswich by Suffolk Police out-riders and will go directly to their destination near Carrow Road.
Supporters will walk freely from car parks and the rail station to the stadium, although there will be a police presence.
The ‘special’ train leaves Norwich at 4.20pm, which will allow supporters around 20 minutes after the match to get back to the station. The train will stop at Stowmarket then Ipswich. A normal rail service will also be in operation.
Supporters are encouraged to travel by the Club coaches or by rail, with tickets for the Club coaches costing £17 adults; £14 seniors/students/U20s; £11 U16s.
Coaches depart from Portman Road at 11am and return around 6pm. Tickets can be purchased from www.itfcdirect.com.