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The Big Match Preview - Mansfield

Posted: Thu 24 Mar 2016
Author: @wwfcofficial

All you need to know ahead of Good Friday's Sky Bet League 2 clash with Mansfield Town at Adams Park (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Mansfield Town
Friday 25th March 2016, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Iain Williamson

The first of a double-header weekend of fixtures against Nottinghamshire clubs sees Mansfield Town roll into town with a bumper crowd expected on 'Try Before You Buy' day at Adams Park.

The club has reduced ticket prices for home fans to the same cost-per-game rate as next year's season tickets, which go on sale on Tuesday, and the Wanderers supporters should help to generate a real feelgood factor after enjoying three consecutive home wins.

Exeter, Bristol Rovers and Stevenage have all been cast aside by well-earned 1-0 victories and Gareth Ainsworth's men return home after two solid performances on the road at Accrington and Carlisle yielded two draws, keeping them well placed for a late charge for a possible top seven finish.

The Stags hold similar aspirations after spending much of the season in the play-off spots, although a recent winless run has seen them drop into the bottom half of the table, which shows the tight nature of the division.

Adam Murray's men did however match promotion candidates Portsmouth last weekend and will be seeking revenge for their 2-0 loss to Wycombe earlier in the season, when goals from Luke O'Nien and Aaron Amadi-Holloway gave the visitors much-needed relief after a mini slump in form.

Wanderers could hand a debut to new loan striker Jerell Sellars, who joined from Aston Villa on Wednesday, but Marcus Bean misses out through suspension after being given his marching orders at Carlisle.

Minute's Silence
Kick-off will be preceded by a minute's silence for the victims of the attacks in Brussels this week.

Treasure Hunt
Our Sports & Education Trust are running a treasure hunt for young fans to be in with the chance of winning a Wycombe Wanderers shirt signed by the squad. Pick up an entry form from their funzone next to the marquee and follow the instructions to look for clues around the stadium.

First Time Fans
Read our guide for first-time fans here.

Tickets
Existing 2015/16 season ticket holders are urged to encourage friends, family and colleagues to come along to this game and they can benefit from a free drink* for every new fan they refer for this fixture. Simply ask them to quote your season ticket number when booking**, and a drinks voucher will be available for you to collect on the day.

Prices for the fixture against Mansfield are as follows - please note there is a £2 increase for tickets purchased on the day of the game:

Price Type
Frank Adams Stand
Beechdean Stand (Blocks A-E)
Origin Family Stand
Bucks New Uni Stand (Terrace)
Adult
£13
£13
£11
£10
Senior (60+)
£12
£12
£10
£8
Young Adult (19-25)
£11
£11
£9
£7
Junior (8-18)
£7
£7
£3
£3
Under 7
£7
£7
FREE
N/A

Call 01494 441118, visit the ticket office at Adams Park or go online to book.

*the drinks voucher entitles the season ticket holder to one complimentary drink per referral, up to a maximum of four referrals. Complimentary drinks are any hot or cold drink from the kiosks, or a beer, wine, single spirit or soft drink from the bars.
**drinks voucher only available for ticket purchases made in advance

Travel
You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service.

Adult return: £3
Adult single: £2
Concession return: £1.50
Concession single: £1

Fares are charged at the same rate regardless of where passengers board the service. Concessions are classed at under 16s and over 60s.

The service timetables are as follows.

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs)
Outbound:
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 13.05 and 14.05
  • Eden Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35
Return:
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40

Parking

There will be no parking for the general public in the lower tier - spaces in the upper tier are £5 per car. There is also a new car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car, the proceeds of which are split between the club and the Rennie Grove charity.

Spaces for pass holders in the club car park are guaranteed up until 2.30pm, after which time the lower tier becomes closed to vehicles due to high pedestrian traffic.

The club reserves 10 disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders in close proximity to the entrances to the stadium, which are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Where to go
Buying tickets - ticket offices 1&2 (open from 1pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets (all fans) - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - shop (far-left)
Shop - through the arch
Hospitality and boardroom guests - through the arch to the reception desk
Media - through the arch to the reception desk
Players and officials - designated entrance to the right of the shop
Scouts - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries - delivery entrance to the left of the shop

Food and drink
The bars in the stadium open at 12pm and remain open after the match.
  • Vere Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands.
  • Scores - home fans only.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - home and away fans welcome. Serves bottled and canned drinks and food is available from the adjacent Food Shack.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquee.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink. The pie hut in the terrace is now open, serving steak and chicken & mushroom delicacies.

The Vere Suite will host a Q&A with a Wanderers player after the game.

Quarters
This week's matchday programme includes the thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, a recap of the last three games and the trip north, plus the latest instalments of Radio Stars and The Adams Park Years, while Matt Large tells his story of following the Chairboys and Stags fan Helena Lord gives us the lowdown on her side.

This edition is 64 pages and costs £3.

50/50 matchday draws
The club operates two matchday draws giving fans the chance to win a cash prize. Purchase your blue £1 or orange £2 tickets from our vendors around the ground to be entered into the draw, where 50% of the takings go into the prize fund and the other 50% goes to support club projects.

Matchday timetable
12pm - car park, bars, shop and ticket office open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2.05pm - teams announced via Twitter.
2.15pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
3pm - kick-off.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands have access to the Vere Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Vere Suite and Scores bars open.
5.15pm - Q&A in the Vere Suite.

Live commentary
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary with Phil Catchpole, Luke Ashmead and Marcus Bean from 2.55pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.