England: Norwich to introduce safe standing areas at Carrow Road

source: StadiumDB.com; author: Mateusz Osmola

England: Norwich to introduce safe standing areas at Carrow Road The Championship team Norwich City have become the most recent English football club to announce that they will adapt their home venue for safe standing. The Canaries' announcement follows similar news earlier this year from other popular English clubs.


Home of the Canaries

Carrow Road is a football-specific stadium located in the city of Norwich, England. It was commissioned in 1935. The Norwich City F.C. team has played their matches there ever since. The construction of the venue was extremely fast, as the tenders took no more than 11 days, and the entire process of building the stands accommodating around 38,000 people took just 82 days.

No wonder the club called its new facility the 'eighth wonder of the world'. Shortly after the opening, an unusual visitor appeared in the crowd. In 1938, King George VI watched Norwich's match against Millwall as the first monarch ever to attend a 2nd league game.

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The record attendance of 43,984 spectators was set in 1963 during a league match between the Canaries and Leicester City. Sports fans can find the best bookmakers at https://bookiesnorge.tv, which are offering new and attractive features as well as services. New safety standards introduced in the 1990s forced a shift towards all-seating venue. Currently the arena has a capacity of 27,244.

Standing areas at Carrow Road

Norwich City have become the latest English football club to announce that they will adapt their home ground for safe standing. The club have announced that following thorough and extensive consultation with a panel of supporters, supporter groups and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), the decision has been made to introduce safe standing areas at Carrow Road for the 2024-25 season.

Providers Ferco will install safe standing areas at Lower Barclay, Thorpe Corner (Snake Pit) and part of the away supporters' area during the coming summer period. Ferco has previously carried out similar projects at Celtic Park and Loftus Road, the home stadiums of Scottish Premiership club Celtic and Norwich's Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers. Norwich’s announcement comes after similar news this year from popular teams like Southampton, Luton Town and AFC Bournemouth.

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The Canaries executive director, Zoe Webber, said: Safe standing is something we’ve been keen to implement at Carrow Road for some time, but it was important that we properly consulted our wider fanbase and the relevant safety authorities. We’ve had some very engaging conversations with supporter groups and official supporter panel, as well as some important feedback from season ticket holders. We’d like to thank all of those that have engaged with the club throughout this process. We also understand that safe standing may not be for everyone and we’ll do our utmost to accommodate supporters in other areas of the ground should they wish.