Vicarage Road’s History
Watford used to have to share the arena with Wealdstone FC (between 1991 and 1994), and with rugby club Saracens FC (between 1997 and 2012), but these days, they have Vicarage Road all to themselves.
Graham Taylor, who has twice lead the club, had a stand named after him in 2014. Previously, it was dedicated to FIFA president Sir Stanley Rous.
Elton John, who also has a stand named after him, may not have played for the team, or coached it. But what he hasn’t done for Watford on the pitch, he has made up for on the management level, and has even owned the club twice. He has also made some sizable contributions for renovating the arena, among other things.
The other two stands are the Rookery Stand and the Vicarage Road stand, where away team fans are normally seated.
Vicarage Road is located just over a mile from the Watford city centre, which means you can easily walk there in about 20 minutes. If you’re driving, you can go via the A411, which gets you there less than in less than 10 minutes.
If you prefer, you can also catch a bus from the Watford Junction train station and get off at The Hornets, which is just a stone’s throw from Vicarage Road. The trip will take about 17 minutes.