Wanderers will face Coventry City in the semi-final of the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday 7th February (k.o. 7.30pm).Both clubs are one step from Wembley and meet at the Ricoh Arena next Tuesday in a game which will also be shown live on Sky Sports.
As of 2pm on Friday afternoon, Coventry were reporting that they have sold close to 7,500 tickets already.
Wycombe have now sold their pre-sale allocation of 400 tickets but there will be plenty more available on the night at no extra charge.
Prices are as follows.
Concessions are classed as under-21s and seniors aged 60+.
Call 01494 441118, visit the shop at Adams Park (or ticket office 1 on home matchdays) or go online to book.
OWWSA will be running at least one coach to this fixture, leaving Adams Park at 16.15.
Prices for members are as follows.
Non-Members: £21 (No refund if game is cancelled).
The preferred way to book a place on the coach is in the Caledonian Suite on a Saturday home game, but if you want to book by phone or e-mail then do so by Sunday at 17.00 for a Tuesday game. Non-members are required to pay at the time of booking their seat. Credit/debit card payments can now be taken.
If you are booking by e-mail please use firstname.lastname@example.org, and please make sure you receive an acknowledgement from Rena regarding your booking. If you do not receive one within a couple of days, then please phone Rena or Graham to confirm.
Rena: 01494 520179
Graham: 07876 267301
Recommended road directions
The recommended route is as follows. From Wycombe take the northbound M40 signed Birmingham. At Junction 10 take the A43 signed Northampton, to pick up the north bound M1. At Junction 19 bear left to take the M6 exit sign posted Coventry / Birmingham. Leave the M6 at Junction 3 and take the A444 (South) towards Coventry City Centre. After one mile you will reach the stadium on your left.
Mileage from High Wycombe = 94
Recommended area for car parking
Parking at the stadium is mostly for permit holders, although the club do sell on the day spaces in Car Parks A, B and C at £10 per car. It is advisable to book these through CCFC in advance. The club also make use of a number of car parks within walking distance of the stadium, in such places as factory units and local schools. The cost of these car parks varies but is usually around £3-£5 per vehicle. Further details are available on the Ricoh Arena Parking website.
Using the train?
As this is a night fixture, this is not really practical. The last train back off Coventry is at 21:31 hrs. Coventry Station is about three and a half miles away from the stadium. The Arena does have its own station but there is only one single carriage train which runs just once an hour on match days. If you are using train for the outward journey there is a regular service from Wycombe, with most services requiring a change at Banbury. From Coventry train station you can catch a bus (number 8) to the Coventry Transport Museum, and then a bus (number 4 or 5 to Arena Park (Tesco).
Facilities for away fans
The ground capacity is 32,500 (all seated). Away supporters are mostly accommodated to one side of the South Stand (Blocks 6 & 7) towards the corner with the Lloydspharmacy Stand. This area can accommodate around 3,000. The angle of the stand is quite steep, meaning a fair bit of effort to climb to the top. There is a red coloured track surrounding the playing area and the stand itself is further set-back from the pitch. You are some way therefore from the playing action. The leg room is adequate and the stadium does have good acoustics. Entrance to the stadium is through automatic turnstiles, where you have to put your ticket (which has a bar code on it) into a slot reader, which then allows the turnstiles admit you. Behind the stands there are spacious concourses and a number of food and drink outlets. The main telephone number for the club is 024 7699 1987.
Facilities around the ground
At the stadium, near to the Club Shop, is the Grosvenor Casino. This has bars inside and also shows televised sport. Both home and away fans are admitted. This does have a strict over 18's policy. Alternatively alcohol is also available inside the stadium. It is a bit of a walk to the nearest hostelries. About a fifteen minute walk away is Longford where the “JK English Pub”, the “Longford Engine” and the “Coach & Horses” all welcome away fans. To find the “JK English Pub” come away from the North Stand, follow the towpath over the canal for about 400 yards passing the Tesco Extra on your right. When you come to Longford Road, head right, towards Coventry City Centre and the pub is around 200 yards on your right hand side.