Written by Katie S @flump9
Well things have changed a little since my last ‘Away Days’ article, last time I was feeling positive that we would beat Crystal Palace and we had Slaven Bilic as our manager. This time out, we have David Moyes and are taking on a team that have had some good results.
It is hard to know what will happen this weekend, will a team with some professionalism and passion turn up or will we see a tired team looking a little lost? I wasn’t happy about the appointment of Moyes, but I must admit I am excited to see what Sunday will have in store.
If you are one of the lucky 2,100 fans making the short trip to Vicarage Road, here is all the information you need.
My prediction is: Watford 1 – 2 West Ham
Address: Vicarage Road, Watford, WD18 0ER
Random Fact: The stadium opened a Sensory Room in December 2016 for supporters with Autism, who can watch the matches in a spacious room that blocks out the noise of fans in the stands.
Away fans will be seated behind the goal in the Vicarage Road stand. The legroom is sufficient and there are no pillars, meaning no obstructions and a decent view.
From London Stadium it takes approximately an hour depending on traffic. The quickest option by car is to take the M25, but you can also take the North Circular.
There is no parking available for fans at the ground and street parking is restricted
for local residents with matchday permits. Watford town centre has several car parks, the easiest of which for access to Vicarage Road is Church Car Park on the inside of the ring-road, opposite the turn-off into Vicarage Road. All town centre car parks are within a 10 minute walk of Vicarage Road.
One good option is Gade car park is located just off Rickmansworth Road, it costs £1.00p/h up to 5 hours and £6.00 for up to 12 hours.
Click here for some alternative parking options: Parking near Vicarage Road
The nearest station is Watford High Street, a 10 minute walk away from the ground and 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.
Be aware that you won’t be able to buy any alcohol in the ground itself, but I have listed below a few away fan friendly pubs.
- The Oddfellows on Fearnley Street is just 5 minutes from ground.
- The Moon Under Water (Weatherspoons) in the High Street, welcomes children if they are eating and is probably the cheapest for food and drink.
- There is also an O’Neills and Walkabout nearby on the High Street.
If you’re not going to be at the match, make sure you keep an eye on @WestHamWaycouk on Twitter for live updates throughout the game.
*Details correct at the time of writing this article.