Adams Park: Wycombe Wanderers

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A purpose built ground that spent three years known as The Causeway Stadium, Adams Park has been the home of Wycombe Wanderers since it opened in 1990. The club had actually wanted to leave their previous stadium, Loakes Park, as early as the 1960s but couldn't for numerous reasons, most of them being financial. They sold the ground to the local health authority in order that Wycombe General Hospital could be expanded, with the funds going towards the construction of Adam Park.

The ground takes its name from the club’s former captain, Frank Adams. Adams had actually purchased the former ground, Loakes Park, for the club and its sale also helped to fund the building of Adams Park.The stadium recorded its highest capacity in July 2005 when Jose Mourinho’s Premier League champions Chelsea turned up for a pre-season friendly.

Stats

Adams Park Stats
Year Opened1990
Capacity10,137
Average Attendance4,371
Record Attendance10,000 (Wycombe v Chelsea (2005))
Pitch Size105 x 68 (7140)
Former NameThe Causeway Stadium
OwnerWycombe Wanderers
Clubs HostedWycombe Wanderers F.C., Wasps RFC, Reading F.C. Women
First FixtureWycombe Wanderers v Nottingham Forest (09/08/1990)
Wycombe Wanderers Stats
Year Founded1887
NicknameThe Chairboys, The Blues
Club MascotBodger
RivalsColchester United
Previous StadiumsLoakes Park
KitDark Blue & Light Blue (Home) / Orange & Black (Away) / White (Third)
Training GroundWycombe Wanderers Training Ground
Shirt SponsorBeechdean Ice Cream
Team OwnerWycombe Wanderers Trust
Record GoalscorerTony Horseman (416)
Record AppearancesTony Horseman (749)

Adams Park Photos

Adams Park Seating Plan & Where to Sit

By Atomicwasp (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Beechdean Ice Cream Stand is a single-tier section of seating that houses the changing rooms and also has a paddock in front of it for a limited number of standing spectators. The Panache Stand is where the away fans are located, whilst The Bucks New Uni Stand is opposite it and tends to house the noisiest fans with it being the only remaining fully terraced stand in the ground. Finally, The Frank Adams Stand is has two tiers that are separated by a row of executive boxes and is also where the family section of the stadium is located.

Wycombe Wanderers Ticket Prices

There is no categorisation of matches at Adams Park, but where you want to sit will affec tthe pruce of your ticket, as will your age and when you book. The Bucks New Uni Stand is a terraced section and is the cheapest place to watch from, with The Origin Family Stand coming in next and The Frank Adam and Beechdean Stands both being the most expensive options.

Below we have given the cheapest and most expensive ticket prices for adults and concessions, but remember, you can save yourself £2 per ticket if you book before 5pm the day before the game:

  • Adults: £15.00 - £22.00
  • Concession: £13.00 - £19.00

How To Get Wycombe Wanderers Tickets

Tickets are available online, over the phone or in person from the Information Centre at Adams Park.

Where to Buy

Getting To Adams Park

Wycombe is, in essence, a commuter town just outside London, so if you’re heading there from the nation’s capital then you’ll be fine. Here are some of the more standard travel options you’ll want to explore:

Train - High Wycombe is about two and a half miles from the ground and is served by Chiltern Railways. They run services from Birmingham Moor Street, London Marylebone and more.

Bus - Arriva operates a match day special service that runs from Wycombe Railway Station to the ground.

Car - The M40 is the nearest major route that can take you to the ground. Leave it at Junction 4 for the A4010 and follow the signs to the ground.

By Air - Heathrow Airport is about thirty minutes away if you’re driving.

Taxi - A taxi from Wycombe Station to the ground will take just under a quarter of an hour to complete its journey and should cost somewhere in the region of £10.

Parking Near Adams Park

There is some limited parking at the ground itself that is priced at £5, or you might want to chance your arm with some on-street parking. Keep an eye out for any relevant restrictions if you opt for this route, however.

Useful Resources

Adams Park Hotels

Given that Central London is less than half an hour away by train, you might want to stay in the capital and commute in. If you’d rather go for the ‘stay local option’, though, we’ve got you covered:

Ambassador Court Hotel - £50+

145 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, HP12 3AB
This eighteen room hotel is just over a mile away from the stadium and has a restaurant and a fitness centre. There’s also free Wi-Fi and free parking, should you love driving and being online. Not at the same time, obviously. More details.

Holiday Inn High Wycombe M40, Jct. 4 - £70+

Handycross, High Wycombe, HP11 1TL
Located on the exit of the M40 that you’d want to be taking if you’re driving to the ground is this member of the Holiday Inn chain of hotels. It’s got a restaurant, a bar, a business centre and a conference space as well as free parking and Wi-Fi in the reception. More details.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Marlow - £80+

Fieldhouse Lane, Marlow, SL7 1GJ
About five miles from Adams Park is this Crowne Plaza hotel that is situated in a stunningly picturesque location. It’s got a restaurant, a bar, a full-service spa, a health club including indoor pool, a terrace area and free Wi-Fi as well as free parking. More details.

Pubs & Bars Near Adams Park

Much like with the hotels, Central London offers you the best options for a night out in a place with bright lights. If you want to go for a pre-match pint a little closer to the stadium, however, then here are some decent options:

Scores Bar

Adams Park, High Wycombe, HP12 4HJ (01494 472 100)
You can’t get much closer to the ground than actually in it. Scores Bar is Wycombe Wanderers’ supporters club and it’s open to both sets of fans before the game. There is club memorabilia on display here, so it’s also about as close to a museum as you’re likely to find.

The Hourglass

144 Chapel Lane, High Wycombe, HP12 4BY (01494 511 125)
Not far from the stadium is this pleasant pub that tends to get busy in the build-up to a match. It’s got a cracking beer garden and plenty of different ales on tap, and as you’d expect from a pub close to the ground, it shows live sports.

The White Horse

95 W Wycombe Rd, High Wycombe, HP11 2LR (01494 527 672)
Closer to central Wycombe than the stadium, but perhaps worth the extra walk as it is very popular with away fans. Parking nearby, good prices, satellite TV, oh and some exotic dancers on Saturdays from 12.30. No admission charge!

Facilities

Adams Park is one of the better grounds in the Football League, with excellent views from pretty much everywhere, a nice atmosphere and all of the usual places you’d expect to be able to buy your pre and mid-match food and drinks from.

Prices

  • Programme: 3.00
  • Pie: 3.00
  • Cup of tea: 1.60

Hospitality

Andy Dickinson / Flickr.com

Executive boxes are available for hire for up to 12 people, but if you’d like something less exclusive then the club’s typical match day hospitality package takes place in the Honours Lounge, and includes a three-course meal before the game, half-time refreshments, a reserved car parking space and the best seats in the ground. Or you can opt for the Legends Lounge and take up the Captains Table hospitality package, which includes all the usual goodies plus a private visit from the team captain, hence the name.

Private Hire

Adam Park Conference Centre has its own dedicated website, so you know it’s good. The ground can cater for pretty much any event you can think of, from one-to-one interviews all the way through to massive parties for around four hundred people. As well as conferences, the stadium is also able to host your wedding, so do bear that in mind if you’re a Wycombe fan looking to tie the knot. They even offer the stadium as a filming location if you happen to be a film director who needs such a location.

Stadium Tours & Museum

Tours don’t occur regularly but they do happen now and again, so if it’s something you fancy doing then drop the club a line before you head along. There is no museum at the ground, however.

About Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe Wanderers In The 1980s - Barry Lewis / Flickr.com

Known to supporters alternately as The Blues or The Chairboys, Wycombe Wanderers Football Club was founded in 1887 and has earned a reputation as one of the most family friendly clubs in the Football League. This reputation was given extra weight when the club was named the Football League Family Club Of The Year two years in a row from 2006 until 2008. It also received a Football League Family Excellence Award in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

The formation of the club remains shrouded in some mystery. It is believed that a group of furniture makers started a team called the North Town Wanderers in 1884, lending the club its nickname of The Chairboys. Wycombe Wanderers itself wasn’t officially formed until 1887 after a meeting was held at the Steam Engine pub on Station Road. Martin O’Neill, who would go on to make a name for himself with clubs like Leeds United and Aston Villa, led The Blues to the FA Trophy in 1991 and into the Football League proper in 1993.

Adams Park History

First ever match at Adams Park v Nottingham Forest 09/08/1990 - By DipsyDave (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Located in an industrial estate in the Sands area of Wycombe, Adams Park is only the second stadium that the club has played at since its formation in 1887. Loakes Park was in need of either massive refurbishment or else destruction when it was sold to the local health authority in order to allow for the much needed expansion of Wycombe General Hospital. The funds were put towards the building of the club’s new, purpose-built home which opened in 1990.

From 2002 until 2014 Wycombe Wanderers shared the ground with the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side Wasps, although the rugby side also played games elsewhere during this period. In the end they moved to Coventry in order to play their games at the Ricoh Arena. As of 2016, the stadium is also the home ground of Reading Football Club’s Women’s team.

Future Developments

At the time of writing there are no specific development plans for Adams Park.

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