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Norwich City - 18th February

INFORMATION FOR TOWN FANS

We travel to Norwich on Sunday 18 February in the Sky Bet Championship.  The following guide has been produced for Town fans making the trip to Carrow Road.

This is based on information on the Norwich website plus additional information specific to this game. 

For any further information, please contact Elizabeth Edwards, Supporter Liaison Officer on slo@itfc.co.uk or (+44) (0) 7968 876504.

Please note this information is correct as at 15th February.  With the game being a local derby there is likely to be some special provisions in place including specific police requirements.  If further information becomes available this guide will be updated.

On the day of the match, up-to-date information and road closure advice will be provided by Norfolk Police on twitter at @NorfolkPolice.

Norwich City information

The address for Norwich City Football Club is Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE.

The Norwich website includes fan information at the following link:

http://files.canaries.co.uk/canaries/FanInfo.pdf

It is likely that some of this information may not apply with the game being a local derby.  We will advise as information becomes available.

Information can also be found on http://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/carrow-road-norwich-city.html

We have picked out the key information for Town fans below, and added other material based on our experience of going to Carrow Road and information that is specific to our fans.

Specific information for Town fans: 

Ticket sales

Tickets are now sold out for Town fans.

Travelling to Norwich

Supporters Coach

For those travelling from Ipswich the official coaches are leaving Portman Road at 09:00 at a cost of Β£16 for adults (with concession prices for U23s, U19s and 65+ Seniors), and are estimated to arrive back at Portman Road at 16:00.  Coach travel is now on general sale and can be booked on www.itfcdirect.com.  

Note that all official coaches are non-smoking and the consumption of alcohol on board is strictly forbidden.   ITFC recommend that all supporters under 16 are accompanied by an adult.

Car

The Sat Nav postcode for Carrow Road is NR1 1JE. 

From Ipswich the most direct route is via the A140, but this is one of the slowest A roads in the country so you will need to allow at least 90 minutes and possibly longer.   Approaching Norwich on the A140 you will reach a roundabout as the road meets the A47. Take the third exit at this roundabout onto the A47 towards Great Yarmouth.    Follow the road to the next exit (A146).  Exit the A47 at A146, following the signs for Norwich and Lowestoft. At the first set of lights at the bottom of the slip road, turn left.  Continue to the next set of traffic lights and turn right onto Martineau Lane.  Keep in the right-hand lane and at the County Hall roundabout take the second exit.   Keep right and turn right at the next set of traffic lights onto King Street – follow this road as it bends to the right over a bridge - Carrow Road will be visible to your right.

Alternatively, you can go via the A12 towards Lowestoft and pick up the A146 to Norwich.  

Parking

Road closures operate immediately before and after matches outside the stadium to allow pedestrians to leave safely.

Resident parking schemes are in place around Carrow Road.  This is strictly enforced and you will be fined if you park in these areas. 

Parking at Morrisons adjacent to the stadium is for store customers only, with penalties imposed for misuse of the car park.

Official away coaches and away fans cars usually park in the Lower Clarence Road Car Park for this fixture.  The address is 12 Lower Clarence Rd, Norwich, NR1 1HD.   This car park is around a seven minute walk to the ground.

You are likely to be directed by police to the ground.  In recent years they have lined the route but not escorted as such.  Do listen if they have any specific instructions.

Parking is also available at the Norfolk County Hall.  This is well signposted on the left of the A146 as you follow signs to Carrow Road.  There are many car parks in the town centre.

Disabled Supporters Parking

If you require disabled supporter parking please contact ITFC on mainticketoffice@itfc.co.uk or by phone on 01473 400556. 

Train

Note:  There are no planned engineering works on the Ipswich to Norwich route on the day of the match 

For those travelling from London there are planned engineering works between Liverpool Street and Witham.  Buses will replace trains between Newbury Park and Witham – this adds around an hour to normal journey times between London and Ipswich. 

www.greateranglia.co.uk indicates an additional train service leaving Ipswich at 10:00, picking up in Stowmarket at 10:13 and arriving into Norwich at 10:45.  Normal service times are 23 minutes past the hour to Norwich.

On the return journey, there are additional trains indicated from Norwich at 14:25 and 14:40.  These will both call at Stowmarket and are scheduled to arrive into Ipswich at 15:10 and 15:35 respectively.

Getting to the ground from the station and the official coach and away car park

The Norwich fan info document shows a map of the ten minute walk from the railway station to the ground.

However, if you are arriving on the special train, and possibly the normal trains as well, you will be directed out of the back entrance of Norwich station.  This will take you up a narrow path to Lower Clarence Road.  At the end of Lower Clarence Road turn right to the junction with the A1242 – turn right down to the stadium.

Fans on the official away coaches and those parking in the away car park on Lower Clarence Road will turn right out of the car park on to the route followed by those arriving by train.

Note that this route will be lined by police to ensure fans don’t deviate from the required route as well as to ensure the safety of Town fans.

Following the match, home fans will have a short delay if leaving the stadium from the Barclay stand to Lower Clarence Road as police cordons will be in place to allow Town fans back to the coach parking and railway station.

For more information see the following link:

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/12-02-2018/police-plans-place-east-anglian-derby

Pubs

As in recent years we have been advised that there will be no designated away pub in Norwich.  However, the stadium will be open from 10am and will be serving alcohol (as long as there are no issues).

The Station Hotel in Ipswich will be open for Town fans before they travel up to Norwich.

Norwich is of one of the great pub / real ale cities, but the day of the Old Farm Derby is probably the worst day of the year for Town fans to sample the many delights on offer.  If you must go pubbing after the game, be very careful. 

At the ground

Tickets on the day?

This match is sold out for away fans.

Away end

We will be the far right end of The South Stand, as before.  Turnstiles will be open from 10am.

Disabled Supporters

Wheelchair an ambulant disabled fans are situated at the front of the away end.

Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets are available in the away end; these are fitted with radar locks.

Security

As at all grounds expect to be searched prior to entering the stadium.   

Programmes

The matchday programme is available to purchase at the ground at a cost of Β£3.50.

Food and Drink facilities

The food and drink outlets in the away end will be opening at 10am.  Alcohol will be served (providing there are no issues).

Kiosks close five minutes after kick-off, opening again at half-time before closing on the commencement of the second-half.  

Smoking

Carrow Road is a no smoking venue.  This also applies to the use electronic cigarettes (and/or similar products).

Behaviour

Norwich City does not tolerate discrimination of any sort.  If you experience any form of discrimination or abuse, please report it by texting 07931 235513.  

Things to do or Staying in the area

The Norwich fan information document includes details of things you can do in Norwich and the surrounding area and details of local hotels.