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All you need to know: Promotion parade and Wes and Russ match

3 May 2019

Norwich City will celebrate promotion to the Premier League with a civic reception and parade on Bank Holiday Monday, followed by the Wesley Hoolahan and Russell Martin celebration match at Carrow Road.

Here’s all you need to know about the celebrations planned for May 6:

City Hall

The day will start at City Hall just after 9am, with Community Sports Foundation trustee and broadcaster Jake Humphrey opening the event from the balcony.

Players and staff will then step out onto the balcony for interviews with Jake from 9.30am to 10.30am.

An accessible viewing area for fans with disabilities will be situated opposite City Hall and any fans who would like to arrange access are asked to contact the Club’s Supporter Liaison Officer, Stephen Graham, in advance by emailing or by calling 01603 721902 option 1.

The Parade

The celebratory parade will start at 11am from Theatre Street.

The route will take the team down Red Lion Street, Upper King Street and Tombland, ending at Palace Street at around 12.15pm.

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Road Closures

In order for the parade to take place, the following road closures will be in place:

6am – 1pm Bethel Street
                   St Peters Street

8am – 1pm Agricultural Hall Plain
                   Guildhall Hill
                   Gaol Hill
                   Malthouse Road   
                   Market Avenue
                   Palace Street  
                   Rampant Horse Street
                   Red Lion Street
                   Theatre Street
                   Upper King Street

Wes v Russ Match

Prior to kick-off at 2.30pm, the First Team squad and coaching staff will complete a final pitch parade at Carrow Road to thank fans for their support this season.

The Wes and Russ celebration match will then kick-off at 3pm, with Simon Thomas and Jake Humphrey confirmed as the managers of the teams.

A host of former and current City stars are returning for the game, and both sides will wear the 2011-12 Premier League Norwich City kit – Team Wes lining up in green and Team Russ wearing yellow. 

Proceeds from the match will go to Norwich City’s Community Sports Foundation, as well as the players’ chosen charities. Wes will be supporting Stepping Stones of Norwich and Temple Street Hospital in Dublin, while Russ will be supporting the Russell Martin Foundation and Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

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Tickets for the game are available to purchase from the ticket office at Carrow Road until 2pm on Saturday, May 4. 

Tickets are priced as:

Adults £10
16-18s £5
Under-16s £1

Call 01603 721902 (option 1) or visit the ticket office. 


Parking will be available throughout the day at County Hall, with the car park opening at 7am. The cost will be £6, available to pay on the day, and any profits will be kindly donated to the Community Sports Foundation.


Anyone wishing to buy some Norwich City merchandise for Monday’s celebrations can visit our stores at Carrow Road and Chapelfield throughout the bank holiday weekend. Opening times are as follows:

Chapelfield - 9am to 7pm
Carrow Road - 9am to 5.30pm

Chapelfield - 11am to 5pm
Carrow Road - 10am to 4pm

Chapelfield – Open from 8am
There will also be mobile sellers around the city for fans to buy items from too.

How To Follow

The Wes and Russ celebration match will be broadcast live on our official YouTube channel. CLICK HERE for more details. 

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

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