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  • Writer's pictureChris Woods

It's Watford v Southampton at The Vale this Saturday

Wealdstone FC look forward to hosting EFL Championship and Premier League sides Watford and Southampton this Saturday as part of our partnership with the Hornets, where Grosvenor Vale will also be hosting the Watford Women's team for the 2022/23 season.

For many fans attending this will be their first visit to Grosvenor Vale and we're incredibly excited to host this special afternoon, seeing internationals and household names from both sides grace Ruislip's hallowed turf.

Please read our useful matchday guide below and we look forward to welcoming our friends at Watford along with their Premier League opponents from Hampshire.

Match Information

Watford v Southampton

Pre-season Friendly

Saturday 23rd July

3:00PM Kick Off

Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip, HA4 6JQ


£15 Adults (£12 Watford ST holders)

£5 U18s (£3 Watford ST holders)

Tickets are still available for Watford fans to purchase from, over the phone on 01923 223023, and in-person at the Supporter Services & Ticketing Office at Vicarage Road until 5pm Friday 22nd July.

Tickets will only be available to supporters with a Fan ID created before June 23rd this year. Supporters requiring either a wheelchair space or ambulant seating should call the Supporter Services team on 01923 223023 to make their booking. Tickets for this friendly match will be issued as print-at-home etickets.

We anticipate there will be a small number of tickets available at the turnstiles on the day of the game should there be no late surge in sales, so any Stones fans not travelling to Bedford are more than welcome to join us at The Vale!


Parking at Grosvenor Vale is extremely limited and is restricted to disabled supporters only. If you require onsite parking please contact Watford on 01923 223023. Parking is restricted in the local area and we encourage fans of both sides to use public transport where possible.

Social Club/Bar

The Vale Social Club will be open from midday to supporters of both clubs. There's plenty of seating inside and outside for fans and cash and card are taken at the bar, the bar will also be open at half time and full time.

Stadium Information

There is no segregation for this game and the gates will an hour before kick off at 2PM.

Inside the stadium our usual burger and snack bars will be open serving both hot and cold food and drinks. Please note the outlets inside the stadium are cash only.

For those looking for pre-match food the Alforno Caffe will be selling a variety of pizzas outside the ground from 12:45PM and we will also have an ice cream van on site to help fans combat the hot temperatures!

Public Transport

Grosvenor Vale is well-served by public transport. Ruislip station is the closest tube station to the ground, which is on the Uxbridge branch of the Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines. West Ruislip on the Chiltern main line is the closest national rail service to the stadium and Grosvenor Vale bus stop is served by the E7 route which runs between Ruislip and Ealing Broadway.


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