Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
NORWICH will not be allowing children under the age of two in the stands at Carrow Road this season for safety reasons.

The Canary Islands say they have responded to research suggesting noise generated by fans can have a damaging effect on young children’s hearing.

Norwich have banned U2 players from attending games
Norwich have banned U2 players from attending gamesCredit: PA

Wembley announced last season that matches organized by the FA would also no longer allow U2s amid growing concerns about the long-term effects of noise on young fans.

It is part of a new trend among clubs to act on scientific advice on fans’ needs, with Watford having set up a sensory area for autistic fans at Vicarage Road.

Norwich spoke to Wembley officials and consulted researchers before making the decision and was aware of the possibility that claims could be made against her should she be injured.

The club said: “Norwich continues to review several personal injury accidents at sports stadiums and venues and assess academic research on the effects of noise on infant hearing.

“Children under the age of two are no longer allowed in the open areas of the stadium and the halls on match days.

“This decision was made to avoid serious risks and harm to children under the age of two.

“Norwich City remains committed to protecting its supporters on matchdays and major events at Carrow Road.”

The EFL said it has not given clubs any advice regarding the entry of young children and that clubs are free to enforce their own policies and guidelines.

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The Canary Islands are bottom of the championship after failing to win any of their three opening games.

Dean Smith’s side were relegated from the Premier League last season and have picked up just one point this season. Norwich bans children under the age of 2 from playing games at Carrow Road over fears over long-term effects of noise

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