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The Big Match Preview: Carlisle

17 February 2017

All you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet League 2 meeting with Carlisle United at Adams Park on Saturday (k.o. 3pm).

Wycombe Wanderers vs Carlisle United
Saturday 18th February 2017, k.o. 3pm 
Adams Park, HP12 4HJ 
Referee: Darren Drysdale

- Read the key facts and figures ahead of the game

Gareth Ainsworth's men look to return to winning ways on home soil after three successive defeats on the road in league and cup, taking on a Carlisle side rejuvenated after ending an indifferent run of form with a midweek victory over leaders Doncaster.

The Cumbrians arrive at Adams Park in third place in the table, but still within reach of the chasing pack which includes a Wycombe side sitting just outside the play-offs with a game in hand.

Wanderers remain unbeaten at home in the league since October, and will look to replicate the character and quality shown in recent encounters with fellow high-flyers Luton and Portsmouth, which yielded four points from a maximum six.

The Blues boss was more than content with his side's performance in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Crewe and hopes to welcome back one or two returning faces after spells out of the side through injury. 

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

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

Carlisle fans are accommodated in the Panache Stand - they can pay cash on the turnstile, or by card from Ticket Office 1 on arrival.

Travel
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)
Outbound: 
  • 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 
Return: 
  • End of Hillbottom Road – 17.10
  • Handy Cross Park & Ride – 17.20
  • Eden Bus Station – 17.30
  • Wycombe Railway Station – 17.40
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 an additional club-run car park behind Origin Global (on the left before the Adams Park gates), priced at £5 a car.

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. 

Where to go 
Buying tickets for this game - ticket office 1 (open from 10pm) or 2 (from 1pm).
Buying tickets for upcoming games - 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. 
  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Also open at half-time for fans in Beechdean & Bucks New Uni stands, and after the game.
  • Monty's - home and away fans. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands - members only. Hot food available.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Marquee - closed.
All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls.

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

After the game, there'll be a Q&A in the Caledonian Suite with a member of the squad.

Parklife 
This week's matchday programme contains a round-up of recent games plus a series of tributes to the late Jackie Tomlin, who passed away last week.

Steve Wilson inducts the latest star into his Hall of Fame, Tom Bowers recalls a previous meeting with Carlisle and there's a round-up of the latest activity from the Sports & Education Trust. 

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 
10am - ticket office 1 and shop open.
12pm - bars 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 Caledonian Suite..
4pm - second half commences. 
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite and Monty's bar open.

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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