Norwich City FC has made a number of improvements at its Carrow Road stadium and Colney training ground ahead of the new Premier League football season.
Carrow Road is undergoing a rolling phase of development to enhance the matchday experience for fans.
Following fan feedback, over 3,000 plastic seats in the City Stand have been replaced and will be in place for the club’s pre-season fixtures onwards
To help the queueing system in the Regency Upper stand, the club has doubled the number of kiosks from five to 10, while the amount of toilet facilities has been increased.
The South Stand is currently undergoing a rebrand, which will be in place for the first Premier League game of the season against Newcastle on August 17.
A new digiRIBBON has been installed along both the Regency and Barclay stands to replace the old scoreboards and static advertising boards, which will allow the club to produce digital stadium takeovers and support atmosphere generation.
VAR will also be in operation for the 2019-20 season, so the big screen will be used to keep fans informed of the referee’s decision-making process, and to show replays for decisions that have been overturned
Norwich said it is also currently looking at upgrading its stadium WiFi, which will be rolling out in the 2020-21 season, to be followed by an official Norwich City stadium app.
The Club has also undertaken a project to enhance its audio-visual capabilities in most lounges
For example, the Gunn Club now has three x 85 inch 4k TVs and six x 75 inch 4k TVs installed, along with a new lighting and speaker system
Fibre optics have also been installed around the Stadium which has substantially increased the picture quality of the screens in lounges
There will be a new look in the technical area, with brand-new dugouts having a perspex frame surrounding the new seating for Daniel Farke and our players plus the visiting team.
Due to broadcast requirements, a new ‘Mixed Zone’ has been created, which is where media interviews with players and managers will be conducted after the final whistle.
Two new changing facilities for female referees and football representatives have been installed to comply with Premier League regulations.
Colney Training Ground
Colney has undergone a huge renovation thanks in part to the Academy Bond scheme. These include:
- A brand-new gym building for both the First Team and the Academy, that includes state of the art equipment provided by Jordan Fitness.
- Additional floodlighting and camera position on the training pitches to enable year-round usage of our facilities.
- New office space for the award-winning performance team.
- Sauna and Jacuzzi to assist with the recovery process for the players.
- A new team meeting and match analysis suite for the players and staff to prepare for upcoming opponents.
- A new building housing the Academy with office space, classrooms, dining rooms, changing rooms and laundry space.
- Increased stand capacity on pitch one.
Ben Kensell, Chief Operating Officer at the club, said:
We’re so pleased to announce the significant amount of development that’s happened over the summer to both our Carrow Road and Colney sites.
We’ve listened to fan feedback and have invested in a number of key changes to the stadium to enhance our fans matchday experience, many of which will be in operation from our first home pre-season fixture against Atalanta tomorrow.