The countdown to Sir Elton John’s hotly-anticipated homecoming is almost complete, with the Watford FC Honorary Life-President set to grace the Vicarage Road stage for two very special nights on Sunday July 3 and Monday July 4, as part of his award-winning Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.
Having presided over some of the most prominent moments in the Hornets’ history after first becoming club Chairman in 1976 - including the rise through the divisions to finish second in the English top-flight in 1983, a venture into European competition, and a run to the 1984 FA Cup final - Elton’s name will forever be etched in Watford folklore.
As such, the shows offer Golden Boys’ fans a unique opportunity to play their part in Elton’s touring swansong, with the two dates marking the fourth and fifth - and final - times he will have played at The Vic. Following performances in May 1974 and June 2005, Elton’s last outing at the home of the Hornets came in May 2010, a night which famously raised £600,000 for the club.
In preparation of the two mouth-watering shows that promise to make a significant contribution to the history of Vicarage Road - ahead of the stadium’s 100-year anniversary in August - below is a list of everything visitors need to know…
Doors are due to open to attendees at 4.30pm on both dates, with Sir Elton set to begin his performance at 7pm. No support acts are scheduled.
Timings are approximate, and are subject to change.
Getting To The Ground
Vicarage Road Stadium
By Train Or Tube
The nearest station is Watford High Street, a 10-minute walk away from the ground. Watford Junction train station is about a 20-minute walk.
Watford has its own London Underground tube station, which is on the Metropolitan Line and is situated just under one mile from Vicarage Road.
Due to the club’s partnership with Event Support Team (EST), visitors are able to reserve secure parking spaces on both nights by clicking HERE.
Accessible parking is available at the Chater School car park, where a shuttle service will run to Vicarage Road Stadium. Spaces are priced at £12, and visitors can book by calling 01923 223023, with their Fan ID.
There is no parking available at the ground and street parking is restricted for local residents with matchday permits. Watford General Hospital ensure that their security and parking staff monitor the entrances to the hospital car parks to prevent people from parking on-site.
All accessible entrances will be open as detailed in the stadium map below:
For any access queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01923 496262.
To help locate your seat please refer to the seating plan below:
If your tickets are yet to arrive, please contact the ticket agent you purchased your tickets through. They will be able to assist you.
Tickets will be available to collect on the day of the event from the Promoter Box Office, located on Stadium Way, behind the Rookery Stand. Please bring your booking reference and ID.
Children aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or over. Children aged under three are not permitted.
Ticket holders are prohibited from bringing any bag into the stadium, unless it is smaller than an A4 piece of paper (height: 297mm width: 210mm depth: 210mm). Bags will be checked at an outer cordon before entering the stadium. Bags larger than A4 will not be permitted entry.
Small (500ml) unopened bottles of water are permitted.
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted in any area of the stadium.
The following articles are prohibited and must not be brought to the stadium:
- Smoke canisters
- Dangerous or hazardous items
- Laser devices
- Bottles or other glass vessels
- Any other article that might compromise public safety and/or illegal substances
Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the ground.
Further, you may not bring into the ground any sponsorship, promotional or marketing materials save in respect of official merchandise. Any flags or banners larger than those maximum dimensions permitted by the club (or, in the absence of such stipulations, two metres x one metre) and/or of an offensive nature are also prohibited.
Food & Drink
A wide range of food and drink provisions will be available en route to the ground and inside Vicarage Road Stadium, with all kiosks taking contactless and card payments. Alcohol will be available to buy for adults aged 18 and over, however you will be required to provide photo identification as proof of age.
‘Kerb’s Street Food Village’ will be situated on Stadium Way (accessed via Gate 17 of the Rookery Stand), housing several independent and in-house traders including ‘Deluxe Dogs’, ‘Offbeat BBQ’ and ‘Rice On’, while fried chicken, pizza and more will be available for purchase inside the stadium. A variety of popular and seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served within the stadium’s kiosk operation, and at a number of pop-up bars.
If any visitors suffer from a condition that requires specific dietary requirements, please email email@example.com prior to arrival to obtain permission to bring those products in, otherwise they will be confiscated on entry. Searches will be applied at point of entry and guests will be asked to discard any food or drinks before entering.
The Hornets Shop - selling the recently-launched Elton x Watford Collection, as well as other Watford FC-specific merchandise - will be open for trading between 1pm - 7.30pm on Sunday (July 3), and 9am - 7.30pm on Monday (July 4).
Sir Elton-themed goods will also be available for purchase from stalls situated:
- At the top of Occupation Road
- At the food court on Stadium Way
- At the kiosks in the Sir Elton John and Graham Taylor Stands
- On the pitch in the stadium bowl
Despite restrictions having ended, it is still important to do all you can to minimise the risk of passing on Covid-19. If possible, take a Covid-19 test on the day of the show, to check there is no risk of passing on the virus. You can also wear a face covering in indoor and crowded areas, and continue to wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser provided around the stadium.
Any Other Questions?
Our Supporter Services team are here to help with any queries you may have. You can get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter (@WatfordFCHelp).