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Away guide: Sixfields

16 November 2012

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wanderers travel to Northampton Town on Saturday and are here to bring you all the vital information for your trip.

Address: Sixfields Stadium, Upton Way, Northampton, NN5 5QA.

Ticket info:
Tickets are available to purchase from Wycombe until 1pm on Friday. After that they can be bought at Sixfields.

Adults: £20, Over 65s: £16, Adult Disabled: £14, Junior Disabled/U18s: £8, U7s/carer: Free.

Call 01494 441118 to book your tickets through the Wanderers. Supporters are urged to book through the Blues as the club receives a royalty from each ticket sold.     

Going by car?

Take the M40 westwards, exit at Junction 10 and take the A43 following signs to Northampton. At the junction with the M1 (15A) continue to follow ‘Northampton A43’ signs for a further 1.3 miles, over three roundabouts. At the fourth roundabout, go straight on (signposted Coventry A45, Market Harborough A508, and Sixfields Leisure). At the Upton Way roundabout, turn right into the Sixfields complex. There is a large car park located at the ground, which costs £3.

Going by coach?

OWWSA will be running a coach that leaves Adams Park at 12pm. The prices are £11 for adults, £10 for students/seniors and £9 for children. Places cost £3 extra for non-members. You can book with Rena in the Vere Suite today, or by calling 01296 429307. Please note, however, that all phone calls to Rena about coach reservations should be made prior to 5pm on the Thursday before a Saturday match, and Sunday before a Tuesday match.

Places to visit

If you venture into the town centre the main shopping centre is the Grovesnor Centre built in the 1970s. The Market Square hosts one of the oldest and largest markets daily from Tuesday to Saturday. The town boasts several impressive churches including St Peter’s (a stunning Norman church), All Saints, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Finally the 127.45 metre tall Express Lift Tower is a dominant feature and clearly visible on approaching the town. It was built for testing new lifts at the Express Lifts factory, now closed. Though now redundant, it is a listed building.

Accommodation for away fans

Away fans are located in the ‘Paul Cox Panel & Paint South Stand' at one end of the ground where 800 supporters can be accommodated. If necessary, an additional 300 seats can also be made available in the Alwyn Hargrave Stand. If buying on the day then you need to purchase your ticket first from a Portakabin and then have to queue again – allow plenty of time!

Food and drink

The ground is built on a leisure complex on the outskirts of Northampton. This consists of a couple of fast food and eating establishments (including a KFC, McDonalds and a Pizza Hut), a cinema, a bowling alley and the stadium. There is a pub called the ‘Sixfields Tavern’, which is part of the 'Hungry Horse' chain so offers meals and is family friendly. The ‘Sports Bar’ is primarily for home fans. Apparently the Tenpin Bowling Alley which contains a bar admits away fans. If in the town centre the real ale establishment the ‘Malt Shovel Tavern’ opposite the Carlsberg brewery comes recommended.

Last meeting

Wycombe’s most recent visit to Sixfields was in late August 2010 when they had to settle for a point due to a late penalty converted by the Cobblers’ Kevin Thornton. Andy Sandell had put the Chairboys ahead and Ben Strevens missed a good opportunity to settle the contest with 20 minutes remaining. The return at Adams Park ended 2-2 when goals from Scott Donnelly and Leon Johnson saw the Blues recover from a 2-0 deficit.       

to sign up.Click hereDon't worry if you are unable to make the game - Chairboys Player has it covered with live commentary from 2.55pm.                       

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