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All you need to know: Bournemouth v Norwich City

29 October 2018

Norwich City will travel to the Vitality Stadium to take on Bournemouth in the Fourth Round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm.)

City won a spot in the last 16 after a 4-3 victory over League One side Wycombe Wanderers, and go into the game on the back of three successive Sky Bet Championship victories.

Meanwhile Bournemouth beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 in the Third Round of the cup to earn their place, with the Premier League side currently sitting sixth in the league table.

Here's all you need to know ahead of City's trip to Bournemouth:

Getting to the Vitality Stadium

The postcode for the Vitality Stadium is BH7 7AF. For directions from Carrow Road, click HERE.

AFC Bournemouth is located just outside of Bournemouth in Kings Park. When driving to the ground, follow the brown road signs with a football logo to Vitality Stadium, please note some of the signs may also refer to the ground as Dean Court

Visiting fans are housed in blocks 23 and 24 in the East Stand, which can be accessed through turnstile F. Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off.

The nearest train station to the stadium is Pokesdown, which is roughly a mile from the ground and around a 15 minute walk away. Alternatively Bournemouth Central Station is a 30 minute walk.

More Bus Wilts and Dorset provides bus routes from Lymington, Salisbury, Poole and Boscombe which brings supporters within walking distance of the stadium.

Parking is available to the south of the ground for just £1 for the duration of the match. The fee is payable on entrance to the car park upon production of a valid match ticket.

Alternatively, the Sovereign Centre on Christchurch Road, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the ground, is available at £2 for 4 hours and £4 for 24 hours.

Ticket information

The match is all ticket - therefore there will be no cash admissions on the gate. The ticket office at Carrow Road will have tickets on sale until 12pm on the day of the match. There are also a limited number of coach tickets available, with the coach due to depart from Carrow Road at 12.30pm.

Prices are:

£13 Adults

£10 Over-65s and full-time students (valid photo student ID must be produced at the turnstiles)

£5 Under-21s

Under 13s must be accompanied by an adult.

Coach travel tickets cost £39 with a £1 discount for season ticket holders and members.

For more information call the ticket office on 01603 721902.

Meet the opposition

The Cherries have picked up three wins and one draw throughout October, and currently sit sixth in the Premier League table with 20 points.

Their last game at the weekend saw them beat Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage with two goals from Callum Wilson, one from the spot, and a third from David Brooks.

Bournemouth were promoted to the top flight after winning the Championship in the 2014/15 season, and last year finished 12th in the Premier League with 44 points.

Manager Eddie Howe has been a prominent figure in Bournemouth’s history, firstly for his time as a player and more significantly for his time in charge.


VAR (Video Assistant Referee) will be in use at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night.

The VAR trial continues to be overseen by the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) with support from stakeholders across the professional game.

Fans in the stadium will be kept abreast of in-game developments with the same notification process put in place for supporters as was used in the recent Community Shield as the video officials, based remotely at Stockley Park, assist the referee in ONLY four match changing situations:

  • Goals
  • Penalty/no penalty decisions
  • Direct red cards shown or not shown (second yellow cards are not able to be reviewed)
  • Mistaken identity

How to follow

The match is unavailable to watch on iFollow.

However, we will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on and you can also receive updates on our Instagram.

Highlights of the match will be able to view the very next day on our YouTube and social channels.

To receive all the latest information on the club, opt in to our official Norwich City FC emails by clicking HERE.  

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