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The Big Match Preview: Bristol City

9 August 2016

All you need to know ahead of tonight's EFL Cup first round tie with Bristol City at Adams Park (k.o. 7.45pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Bristol City
Tuesday 9th August 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Lee Collins

10 years since the Chairboys began their remarkable adventure of the League Cup with a 3-2 win at Swansea City, it's time to believe once again as the current generation get their cup campaign underway against Championship opposition.

The competition hasn't been kind to either club in recent years, with the Blues bowing out at the first hurdle in each of the past four years - all by one-goal margins against sides from two levels higher.

But the Robins also have a hoodoo to bury, having lost to League 2 opponents in the past two seasons, and securing a passage to round two on only two of the last 11 opportunities.

They experienced contrasting fortunes at the weekend, with Lee Johnson's men kicking off their league campaign with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic at Ashton Gate, while the Chairboys went down 1-0 at Crawley Town.

Injuries to Myles Weston, Luke O'Nien and Michael Harriman deepened the impact of the result, leaving Gareth Ainsworth with just 14 available players for tonight's game.

Fans are reminded that in the event of a draw after 90 minutes, there will be a period of 30 minutes' extra-time, and possibly a penalty shootout if the teams still can't be separated.

Wanderers fans will be accommodated in the Origin Family Stand, terrace and Beechdean Stand; please note the Frank Adams Stand will not be open unless there is sufficient demand for tickets.

City fans will be given an initial allocation of 1,800 tickets in the Panache Stand.

Prices are as follows.

Adults: £15
Seniors (over 60): £12
Juniors (under 18): £5

Book now via, by calling 01494 441118 or in person at the ticket office at Adams Park.

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.

Wycombe Railway Station – 17.50 and 18.50
Eden Bus Station – 18.00 and 19.00
Cressex Park & Ride – 18.10 and 19.10
Adams Park – 18.20 and 19.20

Adams Park – 21.45
Cressex Park & Ride – 21.55
Eden Bus Station – 22.05
Wycombe Railway Station – 22.15

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

Car park pass holders
Fans who have not yet received their car park pass for the season can gain access by giving their name at the gate, where a steward will have a list of all eligible pass holders.

Passes can be collected from Ticket Office 1 before kick-off.


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 7.15pm.

The club reserves a number of 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 Office 1 (open from 5.30pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - Ticket Office 1
Shop - shop entrance (doors to the left of 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 from 5.30pm and remain open after the match.
  • Vere Suite - home fans only. Also open at half-time for home fans.
  • Monty's - away fans only.
  • Marquee - closed.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
The home marquee at the far end of the car park will be closed.

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.

Tonight's edition of Parklife is a 32-page programme priced at just £1.50, including columns from Gareth Ainsworth and Matt Bloomfield, an interview with summer signing Scott Brown, a recap of the famous cup run 10 years on and a step back in time to the previous League Cup meeting between the teams in 2004.

There's also a team poster in the centre pages, while birthday boy Sam Wood stars on the cover.

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.

Mana Cheerleaders
Tonight we are joined by the Mana Cheerleading troupe, who will be meeting fans around the stadium and performing on the pitch before kick-off and at half-time.

Matchday timetable
5.30pm - car park, bars, shop and ticket office open.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via Twitter.
7pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
7.45pm - kick-off.
8.30pm - half-time. Home fans have access to the Vere Suite.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time.

Live commentary
Tune in to Chairboys PlayerHD for live commentary from 7.40pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.

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