The Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has unveiled plans for a free big screen to be made available to Watford residents broadcasting the FA Cup final next Saturday, May 18.
The big screen will be part of a family friendly set of events taking place in Cassiobury Park for Watford fans who haven’t been able to get a ticket for the Wembley final.
The screening will start at 4pm for the build up to the match which starts at 5pm.
If the game goes to extra time (and possibly penalties) then the finish time will be between 7.15pm-7.30pm.
The screens will be switched off after the medal ceremony.
Watford fans voted overwhelmingly in favour of having a screen in the town, with over 90% out of the over 3,000 people supporting one for the final.
As well as a screen, businesses and volunteers are working on ‘painting the town yellow’, with volunteers from the 1881 Movement placing bunting across the High Street and Watford flags being placed outside the Town Hall.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Reaching the FA Cup final is a massive achievement our town. It will be great to see everyone come together to support the team. I’m really pleased that we’re able to put on this family friendly event, which I hope those who aren’t able to make it to Wembley can come along to. I’d also like to praise the work of the volunteers from the 1881 Movement, who are putting on a fantastic display across the town. Let’s hope for a great result next Saturday!”
Ex-Watford FC player Luther Blissett said: “I remember when we made the final in 1984 under Graham Taylor, how amazing it felt to see the whole town come together to support us. I really hope everyone is able to help is able to support the boys, paint Watford yellow and enjoy this great time for the club. Come on you ‘orns!”