Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Watford FC- Vicarage Road

Visits: 2
Watford 0-3 Everton (Premiership, February 24th 2007)
Watford 1-1 Everton (Premier League, April 9th 2016)
Stands I’ve Been in: Vicarage Road End
Ticket Price (1st Visit): £15
Attendance (1st Visit): 18,761
Address: Vicarage Road Stadium, Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER


With the ground being so close to the town centre, the car parks are mostly pay ones there. We parked in one called The Avenues on Hyde Road near Watford Junction, and while its a bit of a walk through town (pass plenty of places to eat and drink though, so not all bad) its good for a quicm escape afterwards.
Vicarage Road End exterior, 2016

Food & Drink

The route from the station passes right through the town centre so if you park there, you’ve got your pick of anywhere in town. The main away pub is Mac’s Bar, around the corner from the away end and that was great when we went. Live games and all the rest of it.
The Graham Taylor Stand, 2016

Inside the Ground

Decent to look at from the seats, but the away end is very small underneath and hasnt been especially well designed, with only one real exit, with toilets in that tiniest of gaps, so naturally, an unbelievable crush formed at half time! Other than that, its a good little ground, with the exception of the ancient East Stand, which I think has now been condemned! It is currently being rebuilt. The Rous Stand and Rookery End are both new and modern, and there are unobstructed views all around.

The East Stand, before it was replaced in 2014


It surprised me, especially when I saw the Watford fans had those stupid noisemaker things! They really got behind the team though, and like a lot of newly promoted teams, just seemed determined to enjoy themselves whatever! Atmosphere in the away end was great too.

The Rookery End, 2007

Anything Else


A half decent ground, but also a really good away day, and Watford fans are about as friendly and welcoming as they come.

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