March 5th, 2018

Canaries Defence Bolstered by Unique Stone Protector and Paving Sealer

Norwich City FC Sign New Defender

With the 2017/2018 football season in full flow, EFL Championship side Norwich City FC have a new defensive strategy – Pave-Saver! The versatile and unique stone protector and paving sealer from Go-Gum Limited is now protecting the newly refurbished Carrow Road Stadium concourse.

Norwich City Football Club, also known as ‘The Canaries’, was founded in 1902 and have played their home matches at Carrow Road since 1935. Fans of the team regularly sing ‘On the Ball, City’ from the stands at this historic ground, with the song recognised as the oldest football song in the world, still in use today, dating back to the 1890’s. Their distinctive yellow and green kit is instantly recognisable to football fans throughout the country and they take their nickname from the rich history of Canary bird breeding which has taken place in the local area for generations.

Working alongside stone supplier and main contractor, Hardscape, Go-Gum Limited supplied the Pave-Saver stone protector and paving sealer solution for the scheme at the East Anglian side’s Carrow Road Stadium.

Pave-Saver was selected for the task of protecting 1,200m² of newly laid Kellen Paving, following a light post construction clean. The stone protector took around three days to apply but will continue to defend the stone for years to come. And Pave-Saver has its work cut out, with the stadium capable of accommodating over 27,200 supporters for each and every home match!

Commenting on the project, Go-Gum Limited managing director Rob Dixon said: “With Norwich City FC currently bouncing around mid table in the EFL Championship, we’re hoping that Pave-Saver will give the team and the home supporters a boost as they arrive at the clean, protected and newly refurbished Carrow Road Stadium concourse on Saturday afternoons. Pave-Saver will help to defend the new Kellen paving from the typical problems including chewing gum blight, staining and general match day detritus encountered throughout this and future football seasons”.