All the information you will need about Watford Football Club if travelling to a game as a family...
WATFORD FC places a strong emphasis on family enjoyment at all of our matches at Vicarage Road - the home of the Hornets.
Watford was accredited with the 'Football League Family Excellence Award' for services to families once again in the 2012-13 season and we are passionate about maintaining our 'Community Club' values and reputation.
If you've not been to a football match at The Vic before then don't worry as we've listed all the information you need to know below!
You might also like to know that our supporters club for junior fans (aged 0-15) is absolutely free to join. More information and registration is available at juniorhornets.co.uk.
You can buy tickets for Watford's games by phoning the Ticket Office on 01923 223 023 or by visiting watfordfctickets.co.uk.
The Matchday Ticket Office is located under the Rookery Stand at the bottom of Occupation Road, off of Vicarage Road. It is open from 9.00am on Saturday matchdays through to kick-off. If you're at the stadium on a non-matchday to buy tickets, then staff in the Vicarage Road-based The Hornets Shop will be pleased to serve you (Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm).
The opening times for home midweek games and for earlier or later Saturday games will be confirmed here on the website in advance as times can vary from match to match.
Details for individual games will be displayed here at watfordfc.com and in the club's matchday programme when known.
We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance, When buying your tickets, please mention to the Ticket Office staff if it is your first time visiting us. A unique Fan ID number will then be created for all members of your group to make it easier to buy tickets next time you come along.
Getting to the ground
Getting to Vicarage Road is very easy as we are situated in the centre of Watford, just off the town centre ring-road. The nearest motorway junctions are M25 J18/19/20 or M1 J5.
Watford Junction is the main station for Watford and is around a 15-minute walk to Vicarage Road. It is on the direct overground line (fast service) out of London Euston, however a slower service does stop at Watford High Street, which is closer to the club's ground and just a 5-minute walk away.
Please note that at present there are no ATM cashpoints at Vicarage Road Stadium. The nearest free ATM cashpoint is in the town centre, although there are cashpoints which charge for withdrawals to be found within the Vicarage Road precinct area.
About the Club
Watford Football Club are owned by the Pozzo Family. The first team are currently managed by Gianfranco Zola, play in the Championship at Vicarage Road. Our nickname is the Hornets or the Golden Boys.
The Hornets' club colour is yellow.
Click HERE to learn more about our current players.
And more information on our club history can be found HERE.
At Watford, we are committed to providing a family-friendly atmosphere at The Vic, but should you witness anyone engaging in foul, obscene, racist or homophobic abuse - you can report it immediately and anonymously via our text service.
Simply text 'WatfordFC' to 80010 along with a brief description of the incident and your stand name and seat number. (Text charges apply).
Wheelchair and Abulant Disabled Supporters
To see information on ENABLES (Disabled Supporters Association) click HERE. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone at the club you can contact Joanne Simonds on 01923 496250 or e-mail email@example.com.
Our Mascot - Harry the Hornet
Harry the Hornet has been our mascot for more than 15 years. He is great with kids and will always put on a special effort in matches for our younger fans.
He entertains our fans before and during the game with his dance moves and other fun antics.
Get down to the game early and come and meet Harry! He always likes having his photo taken with you and will even sign autographs if you are lucky.
A bit about football
Football matches last 90 minutes and are played in two halves of 45 minutes each.
At the end of the first half there is a 'half-time' break of 15 minutes that allows fans time to go and get a drink or a bite to eat from our refreshment kiosks around the ground.
Each team is comprised of 11 players (including one goalkeeper) and each team is allowed to make three substitutes from the five additional players available on the bench.
The winner of each league match will have three points added to their season total. If the match ends in a draw, both teams are awarded a point.