Vicarage Road

Key Facts

Address Vicarage Road, Watford, Herts WD18 0ER
Capacity 23,700 seats
Build Date 1922
Record Attendance 34,099

Panorama Vicarage Road


Vicarage Road is a stadium located in Watford, the UK. It is a permanent home of Watford F.C. This is an all-seater stadium, which total capacity reaches 23,700. In 2014, the capacity of the stadium was increased by adding the Sir Elton John Stand. Over the next several years, it was increased even more along with the football pitch.

There are four stands surrounding the ground, and the oldest one is the East side, which consists of two parts — the one built in 1922, and the other constructed in 1969. Until 2005, the capacity of the stand was 5,500, but it was reduced for safety reasons later.

The Rous Stand is named after FIFA President Sir Stanley Rous. It was constructed instead of the Shrodells Stand and extended in seven years. It features executive boxes and lounges.

The Rookery Stand was constructed in 1994. It is the traditional place for home fans. It has 6,960 seats.

The Vicarage Road Stand was built in 1993. It was used by home fans for a pretty long time until they returned to the Rookery in 1999. The stand’s capacity is 6,800 people.

Away Fans

Away supporters feel comfortable in the Vicarage Road End. Usually, half of the stand is dedicated to them, but during cup matches, away fans can use it all. Its capacity is suitable for 5,800 people, but for safety reasons, the maximum number of people allowed to use it is 5,000.


Right outside of the ground, you will find the Red Lion, which is only available for home fans. Away supporters can check out Mac’s Bar, which is located nearby Fearnley St. There is also a range of pubs located in the town center. On match days, you can visit Estcourt tavern, The Horns, Estcourt Arms, West Herts Club (available only for the members), and Wellington.

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