Chairman Andrew Howard has urged local business owners to allow their staff to leave early on Tuesday to enable them to attend the FA Cup third round replay at Villa Park.Wanderers drew 1-1 with last year's finalists at Adams Park on Saturday to earn a replay at the home of the Premier League side, with more than 3,500 tickets being snapped up already by Chairboys fans.
Those companies who make the pledge to their employees will be entered into a prize draw to win the use of an executive box for a league match, and should email email@example.com to register.
The letter, which appeared in the Bucks Free Press and on the club's social media channels, reads as follows:
An open letter to the business owners of High Wycombe,
That roar you heard at 2.30pm on Saturday was the celebration of a major achievement by your local, supporter-owned football club, holding Premier League Aston Villa to a draw in the Emirates FA Cup third round at a sold-out Adams Park.
The club was buoyed by the support of so many local businesses showing the colours leading up to the match and needs the support of the town once again for the replay at Villa Park on Tuesday night, where close to 5,000 Wycombe fans will be giving everything to hopefully inspire the team into fulfilling the dream of reaching the next round.
We need your staff there with us! We’re closing our office early to allow Wycombe Wanderers employees to travel up to watch the game. We would like your help to be the office hero by doing the same and letting your colleagues get to Villa Park.
Tickets start at just £10 for adults and £5 for juniors and we’re running coach travel direct from Adams Park. Please play your part in making memories of what could be a night to remember for everyone in High Wycombe.
Get in touch if you’ll make this pledge to your staff and we’ll reward one business owner with an executive box at a home league game this season. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Let’s get this town proud of its football club.
Chairman, Wycombe Wanderers Football Club