Watford confirmed as a pub team

September 8, 2006

Watford have moved to buy the freehold of the popular Red Lion pub opposite Vicarage Road.

The Hornets insist the acquisition is designed to benefit their home supporters on match days.

A club spokesman said: 'The opportunity came up to buy the pub, and it was an interesting opportunity because of its historical significance.

'Its location to the stadium is very useful, and we hope this decision will improve facilities for our fans.'