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The Big Match Preview - QPR

22 July 2016

All you need to know ahead of the pre-season friendly against QPR on Friday night (k.o. 7.45pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Queens Park Rangers
Friday 22nd July 2016, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ
Referee: Mr Charles Breakspear

It's the first outing of the re-styled light and dark blue quarters... and it's shaping up to be a great occasion to kick off a new era in the new kit under the lights.

Championship side Queens Park Rangers are in town for a special reunion for manager Gareth Ainsworth and Chairboys stars Marcus Bean and Michael Harriman, as well as Hoops stopper Matt Ingram who returns to HP12 for the first time as an opposition player since departing for Loftus Road in January.

Early pre-season signs have been encouraging, with the Wanderers holding Le Havre and Brentford to 1-1 draws in their two outings so far, with a high-tempo approach and eye-catching football suggesting that Ainsworth's new signings have adapted well to their new surroundings.

Undoubtedly the highest-profile arrival, Adebayo Akinfenwa will make his Adams Park bow after missing the clash with the Bees, although Wycombe eyes will also be on fellow striker Dayle Southwell who impressed in his goalscoring display on Tuesday.

There could be more trialists on show against the Rs, managed by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink whose last visit to Adams Park happened to be his first game in charge of Burton Albion in November 2014, when his new side won 3-1 in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

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

QPR have been given an initial allocation of 1,800 tickets in the Panache Stand behind one goal (all seated, under cover with unrestricted views).

Tickets for all fans will be available on the gate at no extra charge.

Prices are as follows:
Adults: £15
Young Adults and Seniors: £10
Under 18s: £5

Buy online at tickets.wwfc.com, call 01494 441118 or visit the ticket office at Adams Park to book.

Season ticket collection
Purchased a season ticket for the 2016/17 campaign? Collect your card from Ticket Office 1 before kick-off, or from the shop at Adams Park during normal office hours this week.

All uncollected season ticket cards will then be posted out from Monday 25th July.

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

Travel
The Arriva bus service is not in operation for this fixture.

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 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 - home fans only.
  • Marquee - away fans only.
  • 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.

Programme
The club have launched a brand-new matchday programme in association with O Publishing & Media Ltd for the new season, with a special, smaller edition for both of this week's friendlies, priced at just £1.

This 2-in-1 edition features new signing Adebayo Akinfenwa on the cover, with a column from Gareth Ainsworth inside, a summary of the biggest news from over the summer months, a report and photos from the friendly in France and an introduction to both clubs.

The programme folds out into a giant poster of Luke O'Nien and Paul Hayes modelling the new O'Neills kits, which is ideal for autographs.

Under the new name of 'Parklife', the programme will be available to purchase from the shop, main reception and turnstiles.

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
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. Vere Suite and Monty's bars open.

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

#HenningTakeover
Chairboys fan and German comedian Henning Wehn will be in control of the club's Twitter account during the game - follow @wwfcofficial and keep an eye on the #HenningTakeover and #WYCvQPR hashtags.

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