Wanderers regret to inform supporters of some necessary room closures around Adams Park for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup first round tie with Reading as a result of damage caused by a flood on Friday afternoon.
A deluge of rainfall caused major leaks in the boardroom, Honours Lounge and Caledonian Suite, as well as the adjoining corridors, with volunteers working hard over the weekend to repair the damage.
Repairs will continue throughout the week, with a further update due to be issued ahead of Saturday’s League 1 fixture against MK Dons, but for Tuesday night’s game, the following room changes will be applied.
- Hospitality guests (normally in the Honours Lounge) will be accommodated in four executive boxes
- The Caledonian Suite will be closed
- Monty’s bar will be open as normal for home fans
- The Rebellion beer tent will be open as normal for home fans, as well as an additional marquee serving bottled drinks, with the regular ale festival being available from the glass doors into the Caledonian Suite. A food offering and seating will also be provided in this area
- The Printkick Fan Zone will be open as normal for away fans, with a bar and BBQ
Fans are urged where possible to book online at tickets.wwfc.com or via the TicketCo Wallet app, to avoid queues at Ticket Office 1. Any fans with ticket enquiries should head to the help desk inside the reception area; please note the shop will only be used for merchandise sales and no ticket sales.
Mark Palmer, part of the club’s new management structure, explained: “Like most of the local area, we were hit by extremely heavy rainfall on Friday afternoon and it made its way through the roof of the Beechdean Stand into a number of lounges in the stadium, causing damage to ceiling tiles and carpets.
“It’s a real shame that our preparations for two big home games have been hit in this way, being completely out of our control, but the health and safety of visitors to the stadium comes first and we are not willing to open any lounge that doesn’t meet the standards of cleanliness and professionalism that we are striving to achieve.
“I’d like to thank all the volunteers who rushed in to help us at short notice, and also everyone for their understanding and co-operation as we make alternative arrangements for Tuesday’s game.
“We will continue to work hard to get the stadium back to full, working order and will provide a further update ahead of Saturday’s match.”