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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs MK Dons

All you need to know.

16 August 2019

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Milton Keynes Dons
Saturday 17th August 2019, k.o. 3pm
Adams Park
Referee: Trevor Kettle
Match Sponsor: TicketCo

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

It's a first meeting of Wycombe and MK since 2012, with Paul Tisdale's men achieving promotion from League 2 last term and enjoying a winning start in the league against Shrewsbury last weekend.

They followed it up with a penalty shootout triumph over AFC Wimbledon in midweek, while Wanderers were on the wrong end of their own shootout, bowing out of the Carabao Cup to Championship club Reading.

Gareth Ainsworth's men will take plenty of positives from their display against the Royals and their two opening league games - the win over Bolton and draw at Bristol Rovers.

Ainsworth and Tisdale were regular opponents as two of the longest-serving managers at EFL clubs during Tisdale's time at Exeter, and go head-to-head for the 13th occasion in the dugout.

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Sido Jombati and Curtis Thompson are unlikely to be involved as they continue rehabilitation on their respective injuries, but Gareth Ainsworth has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game. Darius Charles is available for selection after signing a short-term deal, and David Wheeler could face the side for whom he scored a promotion-clinching goal last season.

Joe Mason and Brennan Dickenson were both absent for the Dons' midweek cup win, and Jordan Moore-Taylor remains out with a knee injury. Russell Martin returns to Adams Park for the first time in nine years, having starred for the Chairboys from 2004-2008.

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Chairboys fans can by online at any time and save £2 through the new TicketCo platform, either on the website at or the TicketCo Wallet app.

Fans are encouraged to use the online platform rather than queuing to buy a ticket from Ticket Office 1 or 2. Buying online saves you time and money, which can be better spent in the shop, bar or stadium bowl.

Please also note that there will be no cash turnstile facility in the home areas; all fans are required to present a ticket (either the QR code on a smartphone/printout, or a physical ticket).

Click here for the full ticket details, including prices.

Tickets for the upcoming away games at Fleetwood Town and AFC Wimbledon can be purchased from Ticket Office 1 AFTER the match, but not before, to alleviate queues.

Tickets will be available on the day for MK Dons fans.

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The Wycombe Blue Swans cheer squad will be making their debut at Adams Park, meeting supporters around the fan zones and distributing Printkick goodies.

They'll also be performing a dance routine on the pitch ahead of kick-off and at half-time.


You can travel to the game by bus thanks to the Arriva service.

Arriva operate a matchday service at a standard fare of £3 single or £4 return, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service. Children aged 12 and under are charged half price (£1.50 single or £2 return).

3pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 12.55 and 13.55
Rail Station – 13.05 and 14.05
Frogmoor – 13.10 and 14.10
Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
Adams Park – 13.30 and 14.30

The return service will depart from Adams Park approximately 20 minutes after full-time, calling at the same pick-up/drop-off points.

Fares will be charged as follows:

Adult Single: £3
Adult Return: £4
Child Single: £1.50
Child Return: £2 Children are classed as ages 12 and under.

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.

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Buying tickets for this game: Ticket Office 1 and 2 (from 12pm)
Collecting pre-booked tickets: collection pod outside Ticket Office
Collecting season ticket cards: Deliveries entrance
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 outside Ticket Office 1
Staff/deliveries: delivery entrance to the left of the shop

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All bars in the stadium open at 12pm. The club would like to thank Kevin Croxon at Bucks Property Care for his excellent service in helping to repair various parts of the stadium following flood damage last week.

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time for fans in the Beechdean Stand and BMI Healthcare terrace. Open after the game. *Please note the area of the room furthest from the windows will be partitioned off due to repairs following flood damage.*
  • Monty's – no away colours please. Open after the game.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - boardroom guests (boardroom is closed whilst undergoing repairs on flood damage).
  • Rebellion tent - home fans only. Click here for details.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – away fans only, with a BBQ and alcoholic and hot/soft drinks available

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, with a new range of burgers - click here for details.


10am - shop open.
12pm - Ticket Office 1 open.
12pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's, Rebellion tent and Printkick Fan Zone open.
12.30pm - players begin to arrive.
1pm - collection point at blue pod open.
1.30pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
2pm - teams announced via social media.
2.10pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
2.20pm - Wycombe begin their warm-up.
2.55pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
3.45pm - half-time. Fans in Beechdean & BMI Healthcare stands have access to the Caledonian Suite.
4pm - second half commences.
4.45pm - full-time. Caledonian Suite, Rebellion tent and Monty's open to the public.
5.15pm - Q&A in Caledonian Suite.


This season's Parklife has a pullout section for kids (which folds out to a giant poster) as well as plenty of content in the main section, including:

- Welcome from Mark Palmer
- Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield and David Wheeler columns
- Alex Samuel interview
- MK Dons profiles
- Adrian Wood reflects on a previous encounter
- SET News
- And lots more!

Parklife will be on sale as normal from our volunteer sellers around the ground at the price of £3.50.

Meanwhile, don't forget you can download the main edition via the MatchDayInfo app on the day of the game, if you're unable to make it to Adams Park to buy a physical copy.


Step inside the shop at Adams Park from 10am to purchase from the brand new range of change and goalkeeper kits, training kit, leisurewear and travelwear, as well as new mini car kits for £5, and 'Wanderer' t-shirts (in both navy and white) for £10, and 'Wanderers' caps in five different colours, also for £10.

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Listen live on iFollow, which is available for just £45 for the year, £4.49 monthly, or £2.50 for a single match audio pass. Live commentary begins at 2.55pm. If you live outside the UK & Ireland, you can watch the game live for just £5; visit the website to purchase a match pass.

Updates will also be provided across the club's social media channels.

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