Away Days – Watford
Author: Emily Pulham. Published: 23 August 2019 at 7:54pm
Written by : Craig Podevin
Still looking for our first win on game week three, we travel to Vicarage Road where we ended last season with Mark Noble scoring a great solo effort. We got a draw against our bogey team Brighton so I’m really hoping we can get 3 points on the board and push on with the rest of our season.
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Address: Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER
Away seating: 2,200
Vicarage Road has undergone some improvements in the last 20 years, most notably opening the Sir Elton John Stand. The ground has new video screens up, a new club shop and reception and just general improvements around the place. At the back of the Sir Elton John Stand are some lyrics of his biggest hits. Opposite is the Graham Taylor Stand, honouring their manager who took them from the Fourth to First Division in 5 years.
The closest station to the stadium is Watford High Street which is a 10-minute walk, or Watford Junction station which is 20 minutes. Watford also has its own tube station on the Metropolitan Line which is about a mile from the ground.
Leave the M25 at Junction 19 and follow the A411 towards Watford. When you get near the town centre you come up to 2 roundabouts, go straight across the first and turn right on the second onto the A412 towards Rickmansworth. Take the second left into Merton Road (towards the hospital), then keep right. When the road forks again turn left into Vicarage Road and you will see the ground on your left.
There are various private car parks available at industrial units and the Watford Grammar School offer parking (WD18 0AE) which charges £10 per car. A 5 minute walk away is Chater Junior School (WD18 0ND) which also charges £10 per car.
Thanks to the central location of the stadium you are able to use many town centre car parks which are nearby. Church multi-storey car park costs £1 an hour and is on the inner ring road. Gade multi-storey costs £1 an hour and is a 15-20 minute walk away.
Food and drink:
Odd Fellows in Fearnley Street is not very far from the ground and have a barbeque in the beer garden when weather permits. It’s an Irish themed pub and is only a few minutes’ walk to the away turnstiles. Burgers cost £3 and Hot Dogs cost £2.50 from the bbq.
The ground is also within a walking distance from the town centre, which will include a Wetherspoons (Moon Under Water) or there are a number of different places to eat from the town centre to the stadium.
Alcohol is NOT sold in the away section of the ground.