Away Fans' Guide | Watford (A)
It's here. The first away trip of the year. The first of 11,922 miles that will be travelled throughout the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship campaign. But who would change it? Not us.
Watford are the hosts for our opening away fixture of the year as Steven Schumacher's side head to Vicarage Road in jubilant mood.
The season commenced last weekend with a 2-1 victory at home to Huddersfield Town, while Tuesday night saw a comfortable 2-0 win against Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup.
League action will return this weekend and we have all the information you need for supporters that are travelling.
Our away fans' guide is below.
Away Fans' Guide | Watford (A)
Watford Football Club
Vicarage Road Stadium
From the north or east: join the M25 and exit at junction 20. Take the first exit onto the A41 to Watford. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto A411 (Hempstead Road). Continue along Hempstead Road until you reach the town centre. At the large roundabout take the second exit feeding into the inner ring road, which is a one-way system. Stay in the right-hand lane and follow the ring road until you see the entrance to the Church car park on your right-hand side.
From the south or west: join the M25 and exit at junction 19. At the end of the link road, take the third exit onto A411 (Hempstead Road). Once on Hempstead Road, follow the directions detailed above. From central London, join the M1 and exit at junction 5. Take the second exit onto the A4008. Cross the first roundabout, then take the second exit at the next towards the town centre. At the traffic lights, turn left onto the inner ring road at the T-junction and filter across to the right-hand lane. Follow the ring road until you see the entrance to the Church car park on your right-hand side.
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 also has its own London Underground tube station, which is on the Metropolitan Line and is situated just under one mile from Vicarage Road.
Supporters are able to reserve parking spaces in the Field Junior School, Ascot Road Primary School or Holywell Primary School car parks, by visiting https://watfordfcparking.co.uk/
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, so please do not attempt to park here.
Away tickets for this match are sold out.
Tickets will be available to collect on the day at Watford from the Ticket Office pod next to the Club shop at Vicarage Road, from 1pm.
If you have paid for postage and they have not arrived, please call 01725 907700 or email the Home Park Ticket Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4pm on Friday, 11 August for us to be able to arrange duplicates for collection.
Turnstiles will open 90 minutes before kick-off. Watford advise that you arrive no later than 45 minutes before kick-off to avoid any potential delays. All supporters will be searched prior to entry into the ground.
Vicarage Road operates an A4 bag policy. Bags bigger than A4 may not be permitted into the ground. If you wish to bring a bag larger than A4, please contact email@example.com in advance and include a picture of the bag. Even if permitted into the ground, the bag will still be subject to a search.
Watford are unable to store luggage/suitcases on site at Vicarage Road. If you need luggage/bag storage in Watford, the club advise visiting: https://stasher.com/luggage-storage/watford. Please note: this storage offering is independent from Watford FC.
Audio Descriptive Commentary:
Audio descriptive commentary sets (using the Soccer Sight system) are available at Watford. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and seat number to order a headset.
A sensory room is available at Watford. To enquire, please contact the club’s Disability Liaison team via: email@example.com
You can take a virtual tour of Watford’s accessible seating, entrances and facilities by visiting: https://www.watfordfc.com/supporters/disabled-supporters
Assistance dogs are welcome at Vicarage Road. Should you wish to bring your assistance dog along, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Watford’s Supporter Services team on 01923 223023 so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
Supporters unable to attend Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game at Watford can now purchase their audio match pass for the clash at Vicarage Road.
With video streaming for this fixture prohibited in domestic territories, Argyle TV subscriptions and audio match passes are the only way to follow every kick of the action live in the UK without being at the game – and the passes cost just £2.50.
However live video streaming is available for international subscribers to Argyle TV and can be purchased for £10, audio match passes can also be purchased for this fixture by overseas Pilgrims, enabling supporters to follow the action wherever you are in the world, and whatever you are doing.
Domestic subscribers to Argyle TV have audio match pass access included in their package, alongside numerous other benefits, including box sets from the Argyle archives, exclusive features, full match replays, and extended highlights, all for just £5.50 per month, or £55 for an annual pass.
The audio stream will become available to connect to from an hour before kick-off, and supporters can simply click the audio button under the media player to get started.
Argyle TV’s pre-match show will be available to watch on the club’s YouTube channel from 2pm. Charlie Price and Aaron Cusack will bring you all of the build-up ahead of kick-off.
Please note due to commentator illness full match commentary will be brought to you by BBC Radio Devon for this fixture.
You can purchase your Argyle TV match pass here.