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The Big Match Preview: Grimsby

12 August 2016

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Grimsby Town at Adams Park (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Grimsby Town
Saturday 13th August 2016, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Andy Davies

League action returns to Adams Park for the first time since April... and it's time to get back amongst the goals.

A dominant performance by the Chairboys in Tuesday's EFL Cup clash with Championship side Bristol City went unrewarded as the Robins' keeper kept them at bay with a string of fine saves, preventing Gareth Ainsworth's men from getting off the mark in the new campaign.

They'll hope it's third time lucky - having also lost 1-0 in their opening league fixture - when newly-promoted Grimsby Town arrive on Saturday afternoon, and one man in particular will be looking to find the net more than any other.

Dayle Southwell was released by Grimsby two years ago but earned his move back into professional football with two prolific seasons at Boston United which persuaded Ainsworth to bring him to south Bucks.

He could be joined in the squad by a number of players returning from injury who missed the midweek game with Bristol City, adding strength in numbers to increase the chances of victory.

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

Tickets start at £15 for adults and £7 for juniors, while under 7s go free in the Origin Family Stand.

Click here for all the details and call 01494 441118 or go online to book.

Grimsby fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand.

Wycombe fans can either book online, call 01494 441118 or visit 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.

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs)
  • 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
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40


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.

Blue badge holders are required to pre-book one of 15 complimentary parking spaces via the ticket office; otherwise the standard £5 charge applies.

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.

Where to go
Buying tickets for this game - ticket offices 1&2 (open from 1pm)
Buying tickets for the next away game - ticket office 1
Collecting pre-booked tickets - collection pod opposite Ticket Office 1
Ticket enquiries - ticket office 1, window 4
Shop - through the shop doors
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.
  • Monty's - home fans only.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - away fans only. Serves bottled and canned drinks.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls, with the exception of the marquees.

There is an ale festival inside the Vere Suite with the following beers available: Robinson's Dizzy Blond Ale, Theakston's Best Bitter, Brains Opening Ceremony, London Pride, Brains Reverend James, Charles Wells Directors.

Inside the stadium, each stand is serviced by a kiosk serving hot and cold food and drink.

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

This week's matchday programme includes a column from chairman Andrew Howard plus the views of Gareth Ainsworth and Dayle Southwell, while Paul Hayes welcomes the new boys, Garry Thompson answers questions from Holy Trinity Rangers and Tom Bowers recaps a famous previous meeting with the Mariners.

There's also the results of a recent debate about Blues fans' favourite kits, Phil Catchpole reviews the books 'Small Town Dreams', Ben Morgan takes part in Me and My Wycombe, Steve Wilson begins his Hall of Fame series and Adrian Wood picks a magic moment from the 1990/91 campaign.

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.
2.00pm - 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 from 2.55pm. Click here for details of how to subscribe.

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