No ticket upgrades will be available on the day of the fixture.
The Everton Fan Centre will be open 10am-3pm on the day of the fixture to deal with any ticket queries and can be contacted on 0151 556 1878.
There are currently temporary turnstiles in operation at Vicarage Road and this may well cause delays on entering the stadium as a result. Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off and we would advise that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before kick-off to avoid any delays.
Supporter Meeting Point
The officially-designated ‘away’ pub is The Oddfellows, 14 Fearnley Street, WD18 0RD.
Visiting Disabled Supporter Access
Disabled supporters should aim for the Red Lion Corner on the junction of Vicarage Road itself and Oxford Street. For reference, the Red Lion is a disused pub opposite the away turnstiles.
Supporters should then approach the Watford ‘ Vicarage Roadies’ matchday meet and greet team, who are dressed in bright green jackets and will be stationed outside the pub from 1pm onwards on the day.
The ‘Roadies’ team will then escort supporters to the accessible entrance. We advise that supporters using wheelchairs and their personal assistants arrive no later than 45 minutes before kick-off to avoid any delays, as entry is through another stand and additional time may be needed.
Train And Tube
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.
From the North – Join the M25 and follow until Junction 20 exit and follow signs for Hempstead Road, follow Hempstead Road into Central Watford. Follow the large roundabout system at the end of Hempstead Road and exit towards Rickmansworth A412. Follow this road for a quarter of a mile and turn left at the end of the underpass. Go through two traffic lights and turn left into ‘The Hornets’ at the East end of Vicarage Road.
For the South – Join the M25 and follow until junction 18. Exit via the slip road, which goes up to a bridge going across the motorway, then turn left towards Rickmansworth, Head down into Rickmansworth until you arrive at a large roundabout near Rickmansworth BR station. Turn left here along the A412 towards Watford, Follow signs into Croxley Green. Continue straight over at the two roundabouts past Croxley, then take the fifth right exit on to Harwood Road. Continue straight down, heading straight over the traffic lights, until you come to the end of the road. At the end turn left and you will now be on Vicarage Road continue for a few hundred meters and you will see the ground on your right hand side.
There is no parking available for supporters at the ground. Street parking is only for local residents/matchday permit holders. Parking is not permitted at Watford General Hospital.
Watford town centre has several car parks. The nearest is Church Street Car Park (WA18 0JD) 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. Information on street parking restrictions can be found at www.watford.gov.uk.
Food And Refreshments
There will be no alcohol for sale inside the away section on match day, due to limited concourse space.
Everton Safety announcement
Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics whatsoever those found using them either home or away will be subject of action by the Club and the Police. Being convicted of using them could also result in a jail sentence that is how seriously the matter is being treated by courts across the country. As a Club we would also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. Apart from the risk of a ban or conviction the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled in wheelchairs who cannot easily get away from the smoke.
During the season 2015/16, we have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing”, culminating in beer being thrown in the air. This has happened on both home and away concourses and would stress has only involved a very small minority of fans.
This has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer. As we are sure you will agree this is anti-social behavior and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporters groups have discussed how this should be addressed.
Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances.
This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on the concourse, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.
Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behavior and we ask for your support in this.
Everton Official Club Contact for this fixture:
Club Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will be available to help with any queries on the day of the fixture up until Kick off via email: [email protected] or 07583189399.
A team of Everton Stewards will also be in operation at the Etihad Stadium and will be on hand to help with any issues at the Stadium.
Everton and Watford have faced each other 27 times previously.
The Blues have picked up 19 wins in that time, losing on just four occasions.
Games between the two clubs tend to be high-scoring affairs – the most recent meeting being a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park back in December.
Everton left Vicarage Road with a 4-4 draw in February 1984 and, just a few months later, needed to net five times to edge a nine-goal thriller in Hertfordshire, with Adrian Heath scoring twice.
The Blues also rattled in four goals in successive home games against the Hornets in 1985, before again doing so in an April 2000 clash at Goodison.
KEY MAN: Ben Foster
One of the contributing factors to Watford’s rise to eighth in the Premier League table is the form of goalkeeper Ben Foster.
Back for a second spell at a club where he spent two seasons on loan while on the books of Manchester United, the 36-year-old former England man has sparkled between the sticks at Vicarage Road.
His 78 saves this season put him fourth on the list of Premier League glovesmen behind only Lukasz Fabianksi, David De Gea and Neil Etheridge.
"He has an amazing character and ambition, and his experience is very good for us," said Hornets boss Javi Gracia after Foster played a key part in his side’s 0-0 draw at Brighton last time out.
“It was a special performance. He is a very important player for us.”
MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Lee Probert
Wiltshire resident Lee Probert takes charge of his 21st game of the season when he officiates at Vicarage Road on Saturday.
He has handed out 68 yellow cards and six reds so far this campaign.
Two of those reds were shown in his last Everton game, the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth back in August. First Blues forward Richarlison was dismissed on 41 minutes before Cherries defender Adam Smith also went off after the break.