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Tuesday, 23 August 2011

25 Years of the Rous Stand

Today (23rd August 2011) is the Rous Stand's 25th Birthday. It was officially opened to Hornets fans for the first league game that season; against Oxford United. Watford ran out 3-0 winners, but perhaps of more significance, it was also Jon's very first Watford game! The striking new stand cost £3million and wasn't actually 100% complete until 1993 when a permanent lower tier was put in to replace temporary seats.

We may be season ticket holders in the younger Rookery End, but we have respect for our elders and to celebrate the stand turning 25 we've grabbed these photos of the stand being built which were published in the matchday programme from that day.

Happy Birthday Rous Stand!

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1 comment:

  1. Great pic of the old Schrodells Stand. When I were a lad you could stand behind either goal and then pay a tanner to go in front of the stand. This meant that you could also change ends at half time if you wanted.