First Team 25/06/2018

GT Matchday: Opponents Confirmed

The Golden Boys will face Sampdoria in The Graham Taylor Matchday at Vicarage Road on Saturday August 4, 3pm KO.

The Serie A side will be the Hornets' last pre-season fixture prior to their opening Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday August 11.

Tickets for the GT Matchday will go on sale from Tuesday July 10.

With trips to Stevenage and Brentford already confirmed, Watford will also face 1. FC Koln and Fortuna Düsseldorf in behind-closed-doors friendlies while on pre-season tour in Austria.


Adult £12

65 & Over £9

Full-Time Student £6

18 & Under £3

Sales will begin in the Sir Elton John Stand, with further stands opening depending on sales.

Visiting Sampdoria fans will be accommodated in the usual east side of the Vicarage Road Stand.

A statue of Graham Taylor OBE will be unveiled before the game, with the exact time and location of the ceremony to be announced shortly.

First Team 25/06/2018

Season Tickets 2018/19: Official Waiting List Update

If you’re the lead contact for a ST Waiting List online form, then – subject to availability – you’ll be getting a call between Monday June 25 and Friday June 29 to discuss the people you’d like to become fellow Season Ticket holders.

This process of outgoing phone calls begins on Monday and will be prioritised by Home Match Ticket Priority Groups (A to C) of the Fan IDs entered (NOT the lead contact), followed by the earliest date and time of form completion. 

The sale of new Season Tickets is at all times subject to availability and at the discretion of the club’s Ticket Office team.

If you've not received a call by the end of the week, Friday June 29, 5pm, you will remain on the Waiting List and will be considered for future Season Ticket sales.

Voicemail messages will be left, where possible, when an unanswered call is made. The missed call will read from the club’s ticket office line 01923 223023. If you miss a call, please call the 223023 number back and the Ticket Office will run checks to confirm the outbound call took place before discussing your season ticket purchase.  

Please note that, for the duration of sales of new Season Tickets, any other queries should be directed to

Any disabled supporters wishing to discuss their accessibility requirements and accessible seating are welcome to contact Dave Messenger, the club’s Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer, by emailing

ST Waiting List phone calls can take some time, so please bear this in mind if trying to contact the Ticket Office at peak times. We will commit all trained and available Ticket Office resource to serve you as efficiently as we can. 

Season Cards – New & Existing

The ticketing system is now being rolled into the new season; it’s a cycle which begins the process of identifying all renewers who have moved seats or changed status/category in any other way. 

This can be age-based (moving from Adult to 65 & Over), category-based or if you have moved seat.  

Any such changes will generate the requirement for a new Season Card to be printed and dispatched. 

Where nothing has changed (e.g. an Adult renewal in the same seat), then Season Ticket holders should continue to use the same Season Card as they were using during 2017/18.

Please note: if one member in your booking has altered any of the above, this will generate cards for other season ticket purchases in that reference.

You can expect new Season Cards to arrive before the end of July, ahead of the Premier League fixture list beginning on the weekend of Saturday August 11 (exact date known after first round of live TV selections). 

In the meantime, don't forget The Graham Taylor Matchday; our final pre-season home fixture here on Saturday August 4. More details soon.