First Time Visitor
Match tickets are available to be purchased online at tickets.watfordfc.com. Each person attending will need their own, individual Fan ID. These can be generated by registering your details at tickets.watfordfc.com. Tickets are sold in order of preference to our existing sales groups which can be viewed on our website. Provisional on-sale dates for each of our home fixtures are published at the start of the season. Once sales have been opened to each sales group, remaining tickets will go on general sale. Please note, tickets for our fixtures with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur & West Ham United, will not be made available to general sale.
Current ticket prices are available on our website, concessionary tickets are available to those attending aged 65 and over, 18 and under or in Full-time education (this concession is dependent on information being shown confirming this status.
Match tickets sold through tickets.watfordfc.com are not available to those supporting our opponents in that fixture. Only tickets sold via tickets.watfordfc.com are eligible for entry at Vicarage Road, tickets purchased from unofficial website/agencies, social media sites, or from touts will be invalid and you are likely to be refused entry or ejected from the stadium. For more information on safe ticket buying see our website.
For safety, security & peace of mind, all Watford FC tickets are issued as NFC tickets so please ensure all relevant details are correct when creating your Fan ID. If there are people within your group without an NFC enabled device, multiple tickets can be delivered to one device.
Vicarage Road Stadium is accessible to all visitors, full details of our provision for people with all types of disability can be found here.
There are 5 areas of general seating at Vicarage Road, each with their own distinctive characteristics.
The Rookery Stand is at the southern end of the stadium and is the largest stand. Behind a goal, it is where the liveliest supporters congregate and is often the scene of large-scale displays.
The Sir Elton John Stand runs along the east side of the pitch, this is the stand within which the technical areas are located, giving a close view of the coaching staff in action. It is from this stand that the players enter the field of play.
The opposite side of the pitch is where The Graham Taylor Stand is situated, this stand is separated into an upper tier & lower tier. The Upper Graham Taylor Stand is where the main television cameras are placed, and this area gives the fullest perspective of the game with a mature atmosphere. The Lower Graham Taylor Stand gives a similar view and enjoys a broad age range of supporters.
The Family Stand is located at the northern end of Vicarage Road, behind a goal. This area is specifically for children attending with adults. It enjoys the same atmosphere as other areas of the ground but is a safe environment for young children in attendance.
If you have members of your party that support the opposition, please note that football is different to many other sports where those in attendance congregate together - there is separated seating with a Home and Away end. All tickets available to be purchased from Watford FC are for Home Fans. Opposition supporters will need to contact their own club for information on Away tickets.
All our tickets are delivered straight to your mobile device to enable safe, convenient entry into the stadium. For full information regarding NFC Mobile Ticketing at Vicarage Road, please see this short video.
Your ticket will display all the main details relating to your visit, including the fixture information and kick-off time, as well as the stand and block your seat is situated. Your designated row and seat will also appear. If you are having difficulty finding your seat, please ask the nearest steward.
Leading Up to Matchday
Make sure you follow our social channels to keep up to date with all the latest news from the club in the build up to your visit.
You can subscribe to receive our email newsletter which will include all the details on the match you are attending.
To make sure you look the part, be certain to visit The Hornets Shop. There is a wide range of merchandise available so whatever the time of year of your visit you'll be able to look and feel part of the atmosphere.
The Hornets Shop is located on the north east corner of the stadium on Vicarage Road, there are also several merchandise kiosks situated within the ground. The atria shopping centre in Watford town centre is home to another outlet.
You can order your Watford gear before your visit by visiting our online site at www.thehornetsshop.co.uk, worldwide delivery is available or why not take advantage of our click and collect service.
Remember to check for any travel restrictions on the day of your visit as well as the weather forecast.
How Do I Get to Vicarage Road?
The town of Watford is easy to travel to from all areas, for those travelling by car we are a short distance from both the M1 & M25 motorways.
The town is served by intercity rail connections as well as being part of both the London overground and underground rail network.
Our home ground, Vicarage Road Stadium, is within easy reach of Watford town centre which has several multi-storey car parks as well as being served by the local bus system.
All of London's airports are connected to the town by either public transport or within a short distance by car.
What to Bring With You
Make sure you have comfortable clothing suitable for an outdoor environment, before heading off be certain to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. If wet weather is forecast, we would recommend you avoid bringing an umbrella as you will be among crowds. Appropriate clothing for all eventualities can be purchased from The Hornets Shop.
There will be security checks at all entrances to the ground to check your persons and any bags that you bring with you. Where possible, we advise that you steer clear of bringing any bags/laptops etc with you to a match. No luggage or large bags are allowed to be brought into the stadium without prior approval.
When Should I Arrive?
The turnstiles open 90 minutes prior to the kick-off time, we recommend you arrive no later than 45 minutes to ensure you don't miss any of the action. Vicarage Roadies are outside the stadium to welcome you and offer directions to help you make your way inside the ground.
Both teams will appear on the pitch around 45 minutes before the match starts for their warm-up. Harry the Hornet will be greeting younger supporters in all areas of the stadium as well as various pitch side interviews and presentations.
Inside The Stadium
There are plenty of amenities within Vicarage Road to provide an enjoyable visit. There are toilets in every area of the stadium as well as access to baby changing facilities.
Each stand has multiple refreshment kiosks, each offering a range of snacks and drinks, both hot and cold. Please be aware all the refreshment kiosks within Vicarage Road accept contactless payment only, cash cannot be used. There are several merchandise outlets situated within the ground.
Make sure you get a copy of the official match day programme, priced at £3.50 it includes information on both teams appearing in that day's game as well as interviews and features with players and staff. There is also a special section for young supporters. These are available to purchase within the stadium as well as outside as you make your way towards the stadium.
If you require any attention for first aid or in case of any kind of emergency, please contact a steward. St John's Ambulance officers are also in attendance.
Make sure you have taken your seats by 10 minutes before kick-off to take part in creating and fully experience the atmosphere when the teams enter the pitch.
Attending As A Family
As the original family club our home stadium is a welcoming environment for people of all ages. While all our seating areas are available to families attending together, our Family Stand is specifically geared to being a comfortable environment for younger supporters. To purchase tickets in this area there must be children within your group.
It is not recommended to bring a buggy with you to Vicarage Road. If you have travelled to the stadium with a buggy, please make yourself known to a member of our stewarding team who will do their best to find an appropriate place to store your buggy during the game. Please note all valuables are left at your own risk.
Baby changing facilities are accessible from all areas of the stadium.
If you have any issues over safety or a lost child, please contact your nearest steward immediately.
Before attending the match, you can sign up any under 15's in your group to our Junior Hornets supporters' group here.
For each match, the Watford players are accompanied to the pitch for the game by matchday mascots. Open to all Junior Hornets members please follow the link for further information.