On Saturday 5th January 2019 Pompey Supporters will be travelling to Norwich City’s Carrow Road Stadium, Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE for the third round of the FA Cup. Kick Off is at 5.30pm.
The Canaries stadium has a capacity of 27,244 all seated and Blues fans have been allocated 2,700 seats at one end of the South Stand, on one side of the ground. Gates usually open 90 minutes before kick off.
We have been advised by Norwich FC that ground regulations restrict any laptops or tablets, flag poles or any bag larger than a handbag being taken into the ground and these regulations will be strictly enforced, with searches likely to increase queuing time, so please allow plenty of time.
Further information on ground regulations can be obtained from the Norwich SLO, Stephen Graham ([email protected])
Getting to Carrow Road
The ground is signposted along the major routes coming into Norwich via the A11 and A47. Approaching Norwich from the A11 take the fifth exit at the Thickthorn roundabout onto the A47 towards Great Yarmouth. From the A47 take the A146 into the city. At the traffic lights turn right towards the city centre on the A1054. At the next roundabout stay in the left-hand lane and continue towards the city centre along the A147. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right into King Street. This street as it bends around to the right and crosses the river becomes Carrow Road, the ground is further down on the right.
Parking is available at County Hall, Martineau Lane Norwich, NR1 2DW which is a 10 minute walk from Carrow Road. Parking here is payable by card or cash. You are advised to get there in good time as it does fill up near kick off. There is also the option of renting a private driveway near Carrow Road via YourParkingSpace.co.uk
Resident parking schemes are in place in the streets around Carrow Road and are strictly enforced. Look out for the on-street signage. If you park in these areas you will be fined.
Please note that parking at Morrisons adjacent to the stadium is reserved for store customers only, with penalties imposed for misuse of this car park.
Road closures will operate immediately before and after the match outside the stadium to allow pedestrians to leave safely.
For Blues fans travelling on unofficial coaches/minibuses please contact the Norwich City ticket office on 01603 721902 for parking information.
The journey from Portsmouth to Norwich will take about four and a half hours, via London Liverpool Street, with trains departing from there to Norwich every half hour.
On the return journey you are advised to leave the train from Norwich to London at Stratford and take the Jubilee Line tube from Stratford to London Waterloo for your onward journey to Portsmouth.
Please note that after the 8pm departure from Norwich, trains are likely to be disrupted with bus services on parts of the journey.
At the time of writing there was no scheduled industrial action on this route. Details can be checked on www.nationalrail.co.uk
Norwich Train Station is located less than ten minutes on foot from Carrow Road. From the station turn left and either follow Koblenz Avenue to reach the stadium or alternatively walk straight over at the traffic lights and through the Riverside Leisure complex to reach the stadium.
Where to eat and drink
The Stadia Sports Bar, Upper King Street, Norwich, NR3 1RB is one of the best Sports Bars in Norwich and only a short walk from the ground. Welcoming Pompey Fans from 12 noon, this family friendly pub offers a range of drinks and has screens showing Sky and BT Sports. Although it does not serve food, we understand that customers are welcome to bring in their own, including takeaways.
Just around the corner from the Stadia Bar is the Prince of Wales, Prince of Wales Road, NR1 1LB. A Green King pub serving food.
In the ground hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, hot food and snacks will be on sale from the kiosks.