Norwich City open up pre-season campaign at Gorleston

Norwich City boss Alex Neil is putting the finishing touches to the club's pre-season programme ahea

Norwich City boss Alex Neil is putting the finishing touches to the club's pre-season programme ahead of the Premier League kick-off on August 8. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Archant

Norwich City will begin their Premier League pre-season build-up with a trip to non league neighbours Gorleston on July 11 before wrapping up preparations by hosting Championship side Brentford at Carrow Road on August 1.

Alex Neil's squad get their first run out of the new campaign against the Greens, with a trip to Hitchin Town on Tuesday, July 14 (7:45pm) to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original formation of the Hertfordshire club also nicknamed the Canaries due to their green and yellow kit.

City will then face Cambridge United at the R Costings Abbey Stadium on Friday, July 17 (7:30pm).

The already-confirmed Carrow Road opener sees them host Premier League rivals West Ham United on Tuesday, July 28 (7:45pm) in a repeat of the first match held at the stadium 80 years previously.

A Norwich City XI are set to travel to Lincoln City the following day (7:45pm), ahead of the first team playing Brentford at Carrow Road on Saturday, August 1 (3pm)

Tickets for both home friendlies are priced at £10 for adults and senior citizens and £5 for under 17s. Seats are now on general sale in the Geoffrey Watling City Stand, Jarrold Stand and lower tiers. Supporters can purchase online, by calling 0844 8261902 or by visiting the ticket office at Carrow Road or the official stores at Chapelfield or Castle Mall.

Details of a pre-season training camp will also be made available, once confirmed.

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• Norwich City's pre-season schedule

Saturday, July 11 (3pm) - Gorleston (A)

Tuesday, July 14 (7:45pm) - Hitchin Town (A)

Friday, July 17 (7.30pm) - Cambridge United (A)

Tuesday, July 28 (7:45pm) - West Ham United (H)

Saturday, August 1 (3pm) - Brentford (H)

Norwich City XI

Wednesday, July 29 (7:45pm) - Lincoln City (A)