Carrow Road Stadium, set on the banks of the River Wensum, welcomes back live Premier League football for the 2021/22 season, but it has so much more to offer both football and non-football fans.
For those crazy about the game, there is no better place in Norfolk, or indeed the east of England, to watch a match. Carrow Road is a 27,000 all seater stadium that sells out for most of its home matches, creating a pulsating atmosphere inside the ground as Norwich welcome teams like Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Daniel Farke’s side, with a mixture of top players from Europe and homegrown talent, play an attractive brand of football that is a joy to watch, and last season the Canaries achieved a club-record number of points in a campaign with 97, winning 29 of their 46 matches.
Carrow Road Stadium
Carrow Road stadium was officially opened in August 1935 and received a royal visit from King George VI three years later. The ground has been updated and altered several times since then, but the supporters are still as noisy as ever and their chant of On The Ball City, sung before every kick-off, is thought to be the world’s oldest football song that is still in use by fans today.
If you are unable to get to a live match at Carrow Road, there is always the opportunity to take in a stadium tour. This lasts for around 90 minutes and you get to visit the changing rooms, trophy room, tunnel, pitch and dugout areas as well as many other places within the ground.
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However, if football is not your thing, then Carrow Road still has plenty to offer. Famous cook and television presenter Delia Smith, and her husband Michael Wynn-Jones, are the majority shareholders of the club and Delia has two restaurants at the ground.
You can visit Yellows Bar and Grill, named after the main colour of the Norwich City home shirts, where you can get some of the best burgers and ribs in the city. There are also some new eclectic additions to the menu that give you the taste of Italy, Spain, the Middle East and the Far East. Everything is homemade from fresh and locally made ingredients and the walls of the restaurant are decorated with fabulous paintings from local artist Nick Chinnery which depict famous Norwich landmarks. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 10pm.
Delia’s Restaurant and Bar is open Friday and Saturday nights and is a beautiful restaurant where you can enjoy canapes on arrival and a three-course dinner, followed by coffee and something sweet for only £39.95 per person. Delia also offers food and wine workshops, sharing her know how with demonstrations, food experts and Q&As, while you can also book traditional or superhero themed Christmas party nights for the 2021 festive season.
In addition to fine dining and fine football, Carrow Road has live music and events too, with comedian Jimmy Carr having just visited in the summer and the Stars of London’s West End due to perform an Evening of Queen and an Evening of Abba in September. Not to mention world-famous rock band the Killers set to visit in the summer of 2022.
So, it is not just live Premier League football that Carrow Road has to tempt you. There is also premier food, workshops and fantastic live entertainment as well.