Wycombe Wanderers

Adams Park

Capacity: 10,300
Address: Hillbottom Rd, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ
Telephone: 01494 472 100
Fax: 01494 527 633
Ticket Office: 01494 441 118
Pitch Size: 115 x 75 yards
Club Nickname: The Chairboys
Year Ground Opened: 1990
Shirt Sponsors: Beechdean Dairy Ice Cream
Kit Manufacturer: O'Neills
Home Kit: Navy and Light Blue
Away Kit: White and Blue

External View
External View
Frank Adams and Dreams Stands
Frank Adams and Dreams Stands
Looking Towards The Greene King Terrace
Looking Towards The Greene King Terrace
Main Stand
Main Stand
Dreams Stand
Dreams Stand
Frank Adams Stand
Frank Adams Stand
Greene King Terrace
Greene King Terrace
Main and Dreams Stands
Main and Dreams Stands

On one side of the ground is the impressive looking Frank Adams Stand, opened in 1996. This was named in memory of the man who originally donated to the club their previous ground at Loakes Park. It is a large two tiered stand, complete with a row of executive boxes and it dwarfs the rest of the stadium. The other three stands are smaller affairs, but are at least all covered. Only the Greene King IPA Stand at the home end remains as terracing. Opposite is the Dreams Stand, housing away supporters, a medium sized single tiered stand, with windshields to either side. Along the other side of the ground is the Main Stand. This single tiered stand has a raised seating area, meaning that fans access it by climbing a small set of stairs in front of it. There is a large video screen situated in one corner of the stadium, between the Dreams and Main Stands.

Steve Brown adds; 'The local council have stipulated that the capacity of Adams Park cannot rise above 10,300 due to access issues for emergency vehicles.'

Away fans are mostly located at one end of the ground in the Dreams Stand, where just over 2,000 supporters can be accommodated. For teams with a larger following then 350 seats are also made available in the Main Stand, increasing the total allocation to 2,350.

I personally had an enjoyable day at Wycombe. The club has a relaxed friendly feel about it. The ground is situated in a nice setting with a wooded hill over looking the ground (this normally has a small contingent of supporters watching the game for nothing) and with green fields surrounding the other sides. The standard football ground fayre of Cheeseburgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3), Double Cheeseburgers (£4.50), Phat's Chicken Balti Pie (£3) and Pasties (Cheese or Cornish £3), Sausage Rolls (£2.70) and Chips (£2), are available from the refreshment kiosk.

David Abbott a visiting Northampton Town supporter informs me; 'I have to say what an excellent ground Adams Park is. Good signposting around the ground, good organisation, good atmosphere, excellent view from the away end  and friendly fans. It was a very pleasant visit and if all grounds and supporters were as welcoming and well-behaved as Wycombe the game would be all the better for it'. 

Toby Hillier a visiting Brentford fan adds; 'The ground is absolutely splendid and set in wonderful surroundings. Although the atmosphere was pretty flat on my visit, the beating of a drum in the home end often rallied the home fans behind the team. The home fans are a friendly bunch and all of the staff that we encountered were also very friendly. You can park at the ground itself, however it is a nightmare trying to get out at the end of the game. It took us 50 minutes to do the 2 miles back to the motorway. My suggestion would be to park a mile or so away from the ground and walk. This should provide you with a quicker route away from the game'.

Mike Jordan a visiting Torquay United fan tells me; 'I found the home fans, stewards and staff of Wycombe to be friendly & welcoming towards away supporters. Also, for visitors interested in wildlife, at half time or during dull moments, look out for Red Kites drifting over the ground!'

At the stadium itself there is the Scores Bar and Vere Suite which welcome away fans. There is no entry charge for supporters to enter. Martin Redfern a visiting Scunthorpe United informs me; 'We arrived early at the ground and were able to go into the Supporters Club located at the far end of the Main Stand. It was a spacious room with two bars and food. The atmosphere was extremely relaxed and friendly with both home and away fans'. Located just outside the away fans entrance is a heated marquee which is for visiting supporters only. Inside there is a bar selling alcoholic drinks, whilst nearby is a mobile catering unit which sells hot food, including pies.

As the ground is on the edge of an industrial estate, there aren't many other drinking establishments around. Neil Young informs me 'The nearest pub to Adams Park, is the Hourglass in Sands (about a 15 minute walk, from the end of the road up to the ground). Away fans are normally okay in small groups except for big games or local derbies'. James Goddard adds; 'The Hourglass is a great pub, where home and away fans mix with no problems. The landlady on our visit was on her own and couldn't do food but sent us to the chippie and let us eat them in her bar - even gave us forks; as she said, it kept us drinking ale in her pub!' 

Nigel Cockram a visiting Bristol Rovers fan adds; 'There is a great pub, (but only for the lads) called the White Horse, at 95 West Wycombe Road, which is the A40, about 1 & 1/2 miles from the ground. It opens at 12.00 on Saturdays, has one real ale, BUT has gorgeous strippers from 12.30. Entry is free, but each girl does a collection after each act. I thoroughly recommend this pub. Directions - if in a car, find the Hourglass pub, near the ground which is in Chapel Lane, follow Chapel Lane going away from the ground, until it's end, turn right into West Wycombe Road (A40), the White Horse is about 100 yards on the right hand side. If walking from the Station, you have to pass the White Horse on the way to the ground'.

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The stadium is located on the outskirts of Wycombe on the Sands Industrial Estate. Leave the M40 at Junction 4 and take the A4010 towards Aylesbury. Turn left at the 4th roundabout into Lane End Road and then continue straight down this road. Cross another roundabout and into Hillbottom Road. The ground is down at the very bottom of this road. On my last visit I noticed that there were a number of AA road signs labelled 'London Wasps' which were helpful in pointing the way to the ground. 

Car Parking

There is a fair sized car park located at the ground which costs £5 per car, or some of the industrial units provide match day parking (also at around £3). As there is only one road that leads from the stadium, I have heard that it can be a nightmare leaving the official car park at full time. I would recommend therefore, parking in one of the industrial units that line Hillbottom Road towards the ground. I did this and got away alright.

Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport Count fan advises; 'If travelling down the M40 from the North then an alternative route to Adams Park, is to first exit the M40 at Junction 5 and take the A40 towards Stokenchurch & West Wycombe. You will then reach a roundabout that has a Texaco garage on one side and you continue straight along the A40 towards High Wycombe. After around another mile turn right onto A4010 Signposted (M40) & Marlow (Adams Park is signposted from here). You will then reach two mini roundabouts that are situated quite close together. Continue straight on at the first roundabout, and at the second turn right onto Lane End Road towards the Sands Industrial Estate. At the next roundabout turn right into Hillbottom Road for the ground'.

Post Code for SAT NAV: HP12 4HJ

Wycombe Railway Station is situated around two and half miles away from the stadium and is really too far to walk. It is served by trains from London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street. You can either take a Taxi (costs about £8) or get the football special bus that runs from the station to the ground on match days. The Football Special (No.32) departs the Railway Station for the stadium at 13.55 on Saturday matchdays and 18.40 for midweek games (cost £2.50 return). The bus returns 10 minutes after the final whistle. Micheal Gerloff a visiting Charlton Athletic fan informs me; 'The shuttle bus was very crowded after the game and it took over 40 minutes to get to the station. We had to run to the platform to make the 17:57 train back to London'. Also the station shuttle bus on the return leg doesn't accept single fare passengers, only those who travelled to the ground on the bus before the game and bought a return ticket are able to do so. Paul Willems a visiting Bristol City supporter adds; 'If you have got the energy, then a walk from the station to the ground along the West Wycombe road takes in several pubs and can make the three quarters of an hour or so walk seem a lot less! Those in the know will cut across a park just after the last pub on the West Wycombe Road and be there ten minutes sooner'.

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Home Fans*
Frank Adams Stand (Centre): Adults £22, Over 60's £19, Under 26's £17, Under 19's £13
Main Stand: Adults £17, Over 60's £15, Under 26's £13, Under 7's Free** 
Bucks University Terrace: Adults £15, Over 60's £13, Under 26's £11, Under 19's £7

Away Fans*
Beachdean Stand: Adults £20, Over 60's £17, Under 26's £15, Under 19's £11, Under 8's Free

* The ticket prices quoted are for tickets purchased in advance of matchday. Tickets bought on the day of the game can cost up to £2 more.

** In Family Area

Official Programme: £3

Wycombe Wanderers FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)

Oxford and from a little further afield Colchester United.

 

For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the 
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Record Attendance

At Adams Park: 10,000 v Chelsea Friendly, July 13th, 2005.

At Loakes Park: 15,850 v St Albans FA Amateur Cup, 4th Round, February 25th 1950.

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 4,004 (League Two)
2014-2015: 4,044 (League Two)
2013-2014: 3,681 (League Two)

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.

Wycombe Wanderers v Morecambe
Football League Two
Saturday 12th November 2016, 3pm
Ian Bell (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Adams Park?

Living in and working near Reading and as my team Birmingham City were not playing during the international break and with the girlfriend out with her mates, I thought me and my mates could go and watch some football and Wycombe wasn't a bad shout.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Well we started of in Reading town centre a good breakfast as do and took the bus from Reading to Wycombe took about 40 minutes. Once in the town centre found a Wetherspoons outlet near by the shopping centre and Sainsburys, from there found Yates which was showing the football and later other sports so had a drink and something to eat there. We then got a bus from the main bus station which took us to the Hourglass pub. From there its about 15 minute walking time to Adams Park.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

There was a bar called Scores at the ground so we popped in there not busy but able to get a drink, one home fan said Wycombe fans go into their Vere Suite a larger bar but i think this home fans only, but he did mention depending on the away team they have large tent for away fans to get a beer and something to eat. Wycombe fans were friendly.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Adams Park?

Adams Park is a fantastic ground for League Two football, comprising three sides of seating and one end terrace. We decided to sit in the upper tier of the Woodlands Stand, where we enjoyed a fantastic view of the pitch. Food was alright burgers, hot dogs, chips.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Wycombe just outplayed Morecambe and deserved to win 2-0 despite it being 0-0 at half time. Generally a good game.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

We got the bus back to the town centre, which took around 20 minutes. We then went to the White Horse Pub also went to The Bird in Hand. Before the bus back to Reading which we got back around 8.30pm.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Me and four lads whom love football, just went to a nearby game for a few beers and a good day out. Wycombe didn't disappoint!

Wycombe Wanderers v Colchester United
Football League Two
Saturday 27th August 2016, 3pm
Piers Palmer (Colchester United fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Adams Park?

I was going to be moving to Australia in September so I wanted to go to as many games in as I could before I had to settle for Australian..soccer. Also Colchester and Wycombe have had an old, but slowly fading rivalry and since I hadn't been to Adams Park, I thought it'd be a good game and atmosphere.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

I followed the directions from the Football Ground Guide website. From Essex it was simply a case of going along the A12 then across the M25 and then onto the M40. Follow signs for the ground once you're off the slip road heading into town. Easy. Parking was fine, we just chose one of the many industrial estate car parks along the road leading to Adams Park.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

We tried to go into the big beer tent they had set up outside the ground just for away fans but they'd run out of food and stopped serving at 2.30pm which is just about when we turned up. So we decided to go to the burger van just outside the ground. Got a few side glances from the home fans (as it was a 'derby') but we felt comfortable enough.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Adams Park?

The Adams Park ground looked fine from the outside. The away stand is great. Good size, comfortable leg space and decent views. Personally, Wycombe has become one of my favourite lower league grounds. It's terrifically varied. The huge two tired stand completely contrasts the tiny Main Stand and the home end terrace behind the goal just caps the whole place off brilliantly.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The stewards were very friendly. They were very happy to make jokes and have a laugh with fans. Made pat downs and bag searches on entry (probably due to it being a 'derby') a much nicer experience. The ground was strangely empty considering it's posted as one of the biggest games on the Wycombe calendar. The home end terrace tried drumming up some atmosphere but they were generally very quiet and flat. Having said that the Colchester fans were so loud I barely heard the Chairboys fans. We really made some noise!

The first half was really just a game of head tennis with few chances. Colchester road their luck a bit defensively and let Wycombe have a few more openings than they deserved. But generally the U's dominated. We didn't tipple in the half time delights Wycombe offered but it seemed adequate. There is a food and drink outlet to the right hand side of the stadium. The toilets are near there too. They're adequate and in good condition. Second half saw Col U absolutely dominate. Two goals (Porter 63mins and Szmodics 82mins) were well deserved. The second one was a screamer. Some fans 'over-celebrated' and spilled onto the pitch but the stewards merely pushed them back. They weren't forceful or ejected anyone. They also didn't moan at fans for standing compared to many other grounds stewards that seem to. Colchester fans dominated in the stands as much as Col U did on the pitch. It was great to make a real noise!

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting out of the ground takes a bit of patience. It's only one road out and everyone is heading in the same direction. However, one of the industrial roads has a shortcut to the M40 which they signposted and it cut a lot of our time getting out of the ground. Very helpful!

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A fantastic day out. It's definitely one of my favourite away days (not just because of the result!). Wycombe is definitely one I'd come back to if not because of the ground but because of all the red kite birds floating around the town and stadium. (I must admit I watched the sky a bit too much rather than the match..). Great location, easy to get to, a ground with lots of character, friendly stewards, terrific result and a chance to do a bit of bird watching. What more could you want! One to remember while I'm supporting the U's from the other side of the world.

Wycombe Wanderers v Stevenage
Football League Two
Saturday 12th March 2016, 3pm
James Walker (Stevenage fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Adams Park?

Adams Park Entrance SignI was looking forward to this away day because of the fact of how relatively local it is for us. Plus Stevenage had never lost at Adams Park before, in our previous three visits. However our awful form (with only two away wins) as well as not scoring in any of our last three games before this one, made me a little concerned against a team who terrorised us in this same fixture just over a year ago.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Me and my Father drove for this one and the journey was an easy trip around the M25 and M40 to Wycombe. The journey itself took about 1 hour 15 minutes due to a slight hold-up on the M25. We parked in the same place as last season which is a CEF car park for £5. There are a lot of small businesses on the road that lead up to the stadium and all of the car parks are open on matchdays for about £5 each. There is also one big car park at Adams Park itself but I'd imagine it would take a long time to get out afterwards.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

The first thing was to get a programme (£3.00) and a Wycombe badge (£1.50) from the club shop. Next to the club shop outside, is a badge seller called Terry (who also does badges at AFC Wimbledon home games). He offers a large collection of badges from all clubs in England as well as Wycombe Wanderers matchday badges, priced at £3 each. There also copies of 'Groundtastic' on sale for £5 from him as well. Wycombe Wanderers also have an 'Away Fans Village' just outside the club shop which includes a big bar marquee (similar to the one at Yeovil) selling a wide range of beers and soft drinks as well as a few tables. There is a mobile truck next to this selling a range of pies, burgers, hot dogs and other food.

The Away End

Away End

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Adams Park?

Adams Park is a very nice tidy little stadium and I've always enjoyed my trips here. The away end is a good sized all seater stand that can generate a good noise and offers excellent views of the action. There is a big disabled section at the front of the stand to the left of the goal and offers for up to 8 wheelchairs and carers. Drums are allowed in to the away end. The stand behind the opposite goal is the only terrace, and is clearly the singing section as all of the home noise seemed to come from this stand. The stand to our left is a big double-tiered stand called the 'Frank Adams Stand' and the stand to our right is a small single-tiered all seater stand, and this stand is where the tunnel is.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Corner Flag KioskThe game itself was poor from our point of view with Wycombe racking up an impressive but alarming 7 corners in the first 10 minutes. The rest of the first half carried on like this with Wycombe working Jamie Jones in our goal very well without scoring. The only goal game on 70 minutes when their pressure finally paid off to give Wycombe a deserved win. The food and drink at Adams Park is purchased the 'Corner Flag Kiosk' which is situated (as the name suggests) next to the corner flag and sells Chicken Balti/Steak & Ale/Chicken & Mushroom pies for £3 each, whilst chips cost £2.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Getting away was very easy, as all we had to do was cross the car park outside the away end and turn right, then walk down the hill to the car park that we parked in earlier. The local traffic was a little slow but still moving, and we were back on the M40 within about 35 minutes of the final whistle, getting home just after 6pm.

 

Our View From The Away End

View From The Away End

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

Overall this wasn't the best away day, but I've certainly seen far worse on my travels this season. Thankfully this was only a narrow loss with a good atmosphere and a short drive home. I still enjoyed the day to a degree and have always enjoyed trips to Adams park. If we manage to beat the drop this season then this will certainly be a ground I'll go back to next season.

Half Time Score: Wycombe Wanderers 0-0 Stevenage
Full Time Result: Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Stevenage
Attendance: 3,715 (271 away fans)

Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol Rovers
Football League Two
Saturday 27th February 2016, 3pm
Thomas Inglis (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting Adams Park?

This was English ground Number 63 for me.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

My journey starts by getting a Megabus from Dundee on the Friday night before the game to London, arriving Saturday morning 6.40am. I then got a train to Wycombe at 8.10am after a spot of breakfast. I got the general directions from this website site and had all day to get there, but still a bit of a hike, seems miles from the town centre.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?

Getting to Wycombe at 9am allowed me a chance to have a look around the town, markets, shopping malls, church, interesting buildings that took my fancy. After all that culture, time for a pint. I headed along West Wycombe Road and came to the first pub the 'Bird in Hand' just in time for early West Ham game on TV. After first pint, 3 bus loads of Bristol fans came in. I had a chat with a few of them and they all seemed in a boisterous, confident mood. I was told there were strippers in the next door pub (the White Horse) but this was full of even more Bristol fans - gave it a miss. I still hadn't seen a Wycombe fan and this didn't change when I got to next pub 'The 'Hourglass' which had been given over solely to away fans.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Adams Park?

I eventually got to Adams Park, had a look in club shop then to the Club bar at the ground. I took the opportunity to stand at a game and joined the home fans on the terrace behind the goal. The away end behind the opposite goal was full of aforementioned hordes of Bristol fans. The Main Stand was to my right and looked an impressive structure. All in all a nice wee stadium in a quaint country setting.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

There was plenty singing from both sets of fans throughout the game. In my end though there were a couple of drummers that started off the majority of the Wycombe fans repertoire, and created a great atmosphere. The game itself had a few chances for both teams, but nothing really clear cut. As it wore on I was resigning myself to a nil - nil then Wycombe got a free kick in the 85th minute. The ball was swung into the box and O'Nien met it with a wonderful 10 yard header, cue great scenes of jubilation all around me. I was swept into the celebrations and for about 12 seconds I felt like a Wycombe fan (it's great being on the terraces!).

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

No problem getting away from ground apart from the actual distance to get back to town centre. I stopped into 'White Horse' to watch a bit of tea time game - West Brom 3 nil up.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A fine day out, another ground ticked off. Having been to every Scottish ground these trips give me something different to look forward to and sometimes it is actually cheaper to travel this distance than to go and watch my own team (Dundee United) away.

Wycombe Wanderers v Carlisle United
Football League Two
Saturday October 24th 2015, 3pm
Dave Nicholson (Carlisle United)

Why were you looking forward to visiting Adams Park?    

Adams Park was to be a new ground to visit for me.

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?    

straightforward as we were travelling on the supporters club coach, laid on by the Club.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?    

We were dropped off at the Hourglass pub which is the last one before you reach Adams Park. It was fairly quiet when we arrived before noon, but soon filled up nearer to kick-off. Nice little pub although a bit scruffy, The folk were friendly enough though.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of Adams Park?

Its a good 15 min walk from the pub to the ground. But it is straightforward as there is only one road in, as it is in an industrial area with businesses located on either side of the approach road. The away end is a decent size but there is no bar and only one food outlet that I could see, There is a big stand to the left with a very small Main Stand opposite. The home end behind the other goal is small with terracing, Adams Park The ground is at the very end of a country estate as all you can see around it is trees.

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..  

I had a flag to display and the young steward I asked first was a bit unsure with what to tell me,  He was looking frantically for a supervisor who then appeared - she was helpful and told me where I could hang the flag. Food was okay (Burger & chips), only one toilet block as I could see and there were long queues at half time. Although Carlisle were reduced to 10 men midway through the first half we battled well and took the lead early in the second. Wycombe battered us for the rest of the half which led to a 89th min equalizer. We probably would have took a point before the game anyway.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

One road in and one road out so even though the attendance was only around 3,500 the traffic after the game was rather busy. Once we made it onto the main road it was fine.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

The locals we met were friendly,  plus another new ground for me in a season of mostly southern based teams in League Two.

Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham
League Cup 1st Round
Tuesday 11th August 2015, 7.45pm
Fave Howells (Fulham fan)

Why you were looking forward to going to Adams Park?

Another stadium off the list, and a bonus to watch a lower-league team whilst also watching Fulham (lets hope that statement still holds true in a few years time!)

How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?  

Journey was a bit rushed due to it being an evening game. It basically took (admittedly stressful) 2 hours on various public transport from central London to sitting on the seat in the stadium, so manageable for an away game, but only just. Tube, train and bus were efficient. Club/Arriva do a matchday bus from Wycombe Railway Station, £3 for a return (adult) which is a good service, not going to get much better than that. Bus takes about half an hour to get from the station to Adams Park. Although the stadium is annoyingly a little way out of High Wycombe, can be no real complaints here.

What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?    

Unfortunately, not much time before the game to go to the pub. A shame, cause it did look nice around there and I had read some good reviews of local pubs.

What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the stadium?    

The away end seems to be one of the better stands in the stadium. Ground is set by a forested hill, which makes a nice backdrop. The visiting supporters stand faces west, so if its an evening game and the game is woeful, might be in luck for a cracking sunset...

Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..    

Game was pretty mediocre, one moment of actual skill settled it. Fulham ended up winning 1 - 0, but neither team will be remembering it for too long.

Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Bit of traffic as there isn't exactly a plethora of ways out. But as with attendance of 4,000 it does sort itself out pretty quick. The bus back was relatively empty, which is always a novelty.

Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

It's a nice enough stadium/place. If its a visit towards the 92, then I'd be tempted to go for a weekend match and actually enjoy the location as it is really pretty around there. For an evening game - unless you're local - it is pretty rushed and you don't get to see the best parts of doing it. Overall, I would go again, but next time on a Saturday.

Wycombe Wanderers v Mansfield Town
League Two
Saturday, August 17th 2013, 3pm
Jeff Beastall (Mansfield Town fan)

We went to Adams Park for our first visit since returning to the league with Mansfield Town. It’s been five long years in exile so I took the time out to check out the Football Ground Guide website to refresh myself on what to expect, having been a while since my last visit there.
 
We arrived really early, just after 12.30pm in fact, and ventured our way to the club bars for a spot of food and the obligatory swift half, only to be told that away fans would have to use a marquee in the grounds. And what a soulless place it was. A long bar down one end and nothing else. No seating and no toilets. No big screens for the first Premiership games of the season, can’t remember who was playing. Cold and draughty. Someone had his old dad with him and wasn’t relishing the idea of him having nowhere to sit for two hours. I guess in the end they relented and let them into the club house. It’s not as if an 80 year old man was going to smash the place up was it?
 
Following the advice in the Football Ground Guide, we made the 15 minute walk down to the Hourglass pub. We were made very welcome there, nice rolls on offer for a quid, the range of beers were adequate and a very friendly Staffordshire terrier in a Wycombe Wanderers shirt! Spent an hour in there. Bearing in mind a large sign at the Wycombe Wanderers marquee said last orders was 2.45, once we’d partook of the ambience, we headed back to the ground. By now it was raining and in the shelter of the virtually empty marquee, there was at most 10 people in and it looked like the small army of bar staff had been sent home.   
 
Not the friendly welcome we’d expected; even the steward I spoke to agreed that the marquee idea hadn’t quite gone to plan. Perhaps on a day when local rivals are in town and it’s a really sunny day, then yes, the marquee would have been a better proposition. Total away attendance on the day was 250 or so and from that you can only guess how many, or mores to the point, how few actually used the facility.
 
That said, the rest of the information was spot on and as for the match, we grabbed a late winner to take our first 3 pointer since our return to the league. Just hope that if the club want my money, they should rethink the tent idea through in time for next year!

Wycombe Wanderers v Aston Villa
Pre-Season Friendly
Saturday, July 20th 2013, 3pm
Jack Howley (Aston Villa fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

It was Villa's first English Pre-Season game of the season. Benteke had signed a new contract the day before so I knew that the atmosphere would be fantastic in the Villa end. Also I hadn't been to Adams Park before and was excited about visiting as it was Mike Bassett Football Manager.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

There was a mix up at Birmingham Moor Street Railway Station but was soon sorted. The journey to High Wycombe was around one and a half hours. There was supposed to be a bus taking us from the station to the ground but wasn't there when we got off the train so we walked it. The walk was about 40 minutes and i got my directions from my iPhone app.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

We weren't hungry before the game so we got KFC in the town center on the way back but there was many places to choose from. The majority of people at the game were Villa fans. In fact, a Wycombe fan said that he had never felt like the away team at a home game before.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

From the outside the away stand didn't look too special, however they had opened their new club shop on the same day and it looked quite good. Once inside the ground looked very impressive for a League 2 ground and was made better by the fact that you could see the hills behind the stands.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The Villa fans were in good voice all game. Around 10 minutes in, Marvin McCoy crossed the ball in and it went in, putting Wycombe ahead. 15 minutes later Matthew Lowton headed the ball in to equalize. About 5 minutes later, Wycombe went ahead again. In the second half, Ashley Westwood scored a free kick from just outside the penalty box and around 30 Villa fans invaded the pitch. The game finished 2-2. The second half was probably the most boring half of football i'd ever seen. I almost fell asleep whilst standing up.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

It was pretty easy getting away from the ground as I was walking but I didn't notice much traffic on the roads. Trains going to Birmingham were every half hour so it was pretty easy getting a train home.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

I'd say that Adams Park is one of my favorite lower league grounds. It was a great day out and very hot. Would have been made better if we had won or the second half was more exciting.

Wycombe Wanderers v Southend United
League Two
Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 3pm
John Spooner (Southend United fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?

It was my first visit to Adams Park. A visit to a new ground always makes it a bit more of interest.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

We travelled from North Wales via M6 M5 M42 and M40 using Satnav and the 180 mile journey was easy. We turned off at Junction 5 of M40 for the A40 as mentioned on this site by a Stockport fan and it was free of traffic jams and well sign posted. We arrived about 1 pm and parked in the top car park at the ground for free.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Home fans and stewards were particularly friendly. We sat in the car listening to commentary on Fulham v Stoke eating a pre packed lunch.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The ground can be seen from the car park and the Main Stand is set in front of a wooded hillside.
The away end is all seated with the home end being a standing area. The main stand to the left is large with a smaller side opposite. The pitch was good too, given that Wasps rugby club share the stadium.

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

The game was a tense affair with Wycombe taking an early lead but Southend scored two goals in the second half to secure a valuable three points. The atmosphere was good with a drummer in the home end urging the home fans on. The large Southend following ensured a good atmosphere too.
The refreshment bar was reasonably priced with a good selection hot food and drinks.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

We were delayed about 15 minutes leaving the car park but stewards worked well to ensure easy exit for all. Finally I have to mention the friendliness of all the stewards and staff at Wycombe who all appear to love their work with warm smiles and cheerful greetings. A credit to the club!

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A great day out despite freezing cold weather and a long journey, all helped by the result and the genuine friendliness of staff at Wycombe. The best I have come across in many years of attending football league games.

Wycombe Wanderers v AFC Wimbledon
League Two
Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 3pm
Declan Wyatt (AFC Wimbledon fan)

After a long journey from Wallington, including a familiar car park scene on the M25, we arrived at Adams Park at about 1:30pm for Wycombe Wanderers vs AFC Wimbledon.

Prior to this match we had lost manager Terry Brown after a poor run of results early in the season, this was (caretaker manager) Simon Basseys first game in charge.

Getting to the ground was easy enough, a 10-15 minute drive from the M40 into the industrial estate on which Adams Park is located. The ground is located at the far end of the industrial estate. Though there is not adequate parking on the estate itself, the car park at the stadium is of a reasonable size. Some of the 200 or so cars were parked on a hillside beside the ground. I got a match programme (£3) and entered the ground.

When inside the ground, I visited the toilets, which weren't that clean to be honest! Wycombe were celebrating their 125th anniversary, and had an array of old players and managers on the pitch prior to kick-off. The ground is a typical lower league ground. It is also used for rugby. There was a Grandstand to the left of the away end and a small stand to the right where the teams enter and where the dugouts are. Opposite the away end (which is all seated) is another home stand which is terraced.

The first half was good for AFC Wimbledon, Sammy Moore scored just after 30 minutes to make it 1-0 at half time to the Dons. During the interval I went to the tea bar where they sold a range of hot food, sweets and drinks. There were no goals during the second half, and in my opinion, the away crowd were louder than the home support which was pretty poor. The game ended 1-0 with a vital three points going back to Surrey.

Getting out of the ground was easy enough, with more than one route leading back to the M40. The stewards let the car park out first then all the cars on the hill.... It took us about 20 minutes to get out of the industrial estate, by 7pm we were back within the M25.

To my knowledge there was no trouble at the game or outside and I think both sets of supporters conducted themselves well. All in all it was a great, cheap away day to watch the mighty Dons, and I look forward to visiting Adams Park again next year providing we don't get relegated!

My Rating: 9.5/10

Wycombe Wanderers v Carlisle United
League One
Friday, April 6th 2012, 3pm
Craig Milne (Carlisle United fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground (or not as the case may be):

It's been a while since my last visit and this was going to be another important game in the run in to the end of the season.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

The drive was great no traffic problems and it was a Bank Holiday. Finding the ground was easy it's straight off the motorway and follow the brown signs. 10 mins from the motorway if your 2 hours before k.o. any later though and the traffic's terrible expect a long wait or use the park and ride provided. I parked in what they call the top car park and because we arrived before 1pm parking was free..brilliant. Otherwise the industrial estate charges for you to use their front or rear car parks. Around a fiver seemed the going rate.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Visited the Half Moon around about 15mins away but a bit of a mission as all the locals I asked had never heard of it. It used to be an old traditional pub, now it some sort of smart wine bar type thing. A decent pint though of Harveys Sussex ale and an outside terrace, punters were all friendly , staff not so much. Hot food was available.

Then we walked back to the closer pub the Hourglass, much better, friendly staff, pool table, a good mix of home and away supporters. There's a decent bit of garden out the back for a sunny day. Again a nice pint, Brakspears this time.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The ground is in an ideal position for me close to the motorway and tucked behind an industrial estate. The grounds certainly grown since my first visit. The away end is a good size and has enough snack bars and facilities. The stand helped to create a good atmosphere. .

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

A great game where Carlisle had lots of chances. Carlisle went one nil up only for Wycombe to come back in the 91st minute.  Aarrgh! Stewards were good and quickly dealt with some fans who ran onto the pitch after the equaliser.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

Having parked in the top car park there was around a thirty minute wait before we could leave it. Thankfully Radio 5 live and some sandwiches left in the car passed the time. When leaving the ground we turned right at the first roundabout (we should have gone left for the M4) however we headed for west Wycombe and having spent 10 mins driving through single track country lanes we joined the motorway having hardly seen another car. From memory of my previous visit, getting to the M4 from the ground is a bumper to bumper ordeal, I would recommend the right turn.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A great day out. A decent game of footy but not a great result. Our supporters buses left at six am allowing for traffic, but arrived at 11.30 am as the roads were so clear, they are something not to be relied on and it's a main route into London so be careful and allow extra time you can always visit the local hostelries if you are early.

Wycombe Wanderers v AFC Bournemouth
League Two
Saturday, November 19th 2011, 3pm
Mark Newbury (AFC Bournemouth fan)

1. Why you were looking forward to going to the ground?

I had never been to Adams Park before and seeing the reviews on this website it was all positive. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to see my team play there. I've heard great things about the club and wanted to check it out for myself.

2. How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?

Me and my mate travelled up on the supporters coaches so it was very easy. Left Dean Court about midday (after a cracking fry up!) and watched the Norwich/Arsenal match on the way. Parked just outside the ground so didn't have any distance at all to walk.

3. What you did before the game pub/chippy.... home fans friendly?

Usual stuff really, grabbed a programme (special mention goes to the stewards and programme sellers, they were the friendliest I've ever come across at an away game), saw the cherries team coach arrive and then made our way into the ground.

4. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the ground?

The ground is great, set on the edge on a small industrial estate but benefiting from rolling hills all around which gives a fantastic view (especially from the away end). The first thing you see is the top of the 2 tiered Frank Adams stand which is really impressive. Away fans are housed in the Dreams stand which offers fantastic views on the action with no supporting pillars. Decent leg room (especially as I'm over 6ft 2).

5. Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..

Food and drinks inside the stadium were good, as well as the burger van outside!The game was a cracker. The atmosphere was superb from the away end. The official away attendance was about 900 but it seemed an awful lot more. The home terrace opposite had the drum going as well so it made for some decent noise. The game itself was very close. Bournemouth went ahead with a good finish from Marc Pugh. Luckily for us Wycombe missed a penalty in front of us to keep the game at 1-0. That's the way it finished thanks to some back to the wall defending. We held on to claim the 3 points.

6. Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:

As has been mentioned on here before, it does take a little bit of time to get away from the ground purely because there is just one road in and out of the area around the stadium. Wasn't an issue though, back on the coach and reading the programme.

7. Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:

A fantastic club to visit, great staff, nice fans and a fantastic stadium. Next time we are in the same league, I'll be going back! Would recommend to all! ...oh and the result was the icing on the cake!

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Updated 19th November 2016

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