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The Big Match Preview: Wycombe vs Blackpool

All you need to know.

28 January 2020

Team news, tickets, travel and more...

Wycombe Wanderers vs Blackpool
Tuesday 28th January 2020, k.o. 7.45pm
Adams Park
Referee: Trevor Kettle
Weather: 4c, partly cloudy

Match Sponsor: Sportsrooms

First Time Fans Guide
Away Fans Guide

Midweek football under the lights returns to Adams Park as Wycombe look to pick up their sparkling home form once again against a Blackpool side winless in seven, and without a victory on the road since September.

It's been a draw on the last six occasions that these two teams have gone into battle, but Gareth Ainsworth's men will be eyeing all three points this time around as they bid to banish the demons of recent setbacks, while the Tangerines have strengthened well in the January transfer window and will eye a surge into the top six from their current standing of 15th position.

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Ainsworth has a decision to make between the sticks following the loan signing of David Stockdale to provide competition for former Blackpool loanee Ryan Allsop, but Giles Phillips and Scott Kashket miss out through suspension. Jack Grimmer, Fred Onyedinma and Alex Pattison all missed the last outing at Peterborough due to injury.

Blackpool could hand debuts to four new signings, but keeper Jak Alnwick and defender James Husband are sidelined due to injury.
Man in the Middle
Trevor Kettle returns to Adams Park after awarding three penalties on his last visit for the 3-2 win over MK Dons in August.

He’s shown 86 yellow and seven red cards in 22 matches so far.

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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).

Supporters are advised to download their QR code to their smartphone wallet, or screenshot it to the camera roll, to prevent any issues using internet data to retrieve the code from emails whilst entering at the turnstile.

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The Chairboys Village plays host to three catering trucks, plus Tom Kerridge pies in Ticket Office 2, while Pauly Zarb will be back to entertain guests in the Caledonian Suite before the game. Click here for all the catering arrangements for this match.

The One Can Trust foodbank will be receiving generously donated food items from Wanderers fans in the car park.

The Rebellion Market Hall will be open in the Frank Adams Stand concourse from 6pm, with the kiosks open, and Rebellion beer for all.

Meanwhile, the new wine bar in Monty's is open from 5.30pm, with a wide range of wines on offer.


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).

Midweek 7.45pm kick-offs:
Handy Cross Hub – 17.40 and 18.40
Rail Station – 17.50 and 18.50
Frogmoor – 17.55 and 18.55
Bus Station – 18.00 and 19.00
Adams Park – 18.15 and 19.15

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 (from 10am)
Collecting pre-booked tickets: Ticket Office 1
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 5.30pm unless stated.

  • Caledonian Suite - home fans only. Ale festival in operation. Open at half-time and full-time.
  • Rebellion Market Hall - fans in Frank Adams Stand only. Open from 6pm.
  • Monty's – home and away fans. New wine bar open. Closed at full-time.
  • Woodlands – Members only.
  • Honours - VIP hospitality.
  • Chairboys Village - open from 5.30pm and at half-time
  • Away Fans Pop-Up Bar - open at half-time for bottled drinks outside the gate.
  • Printkick Fan Zone – closed.

All bars show Sky Sports and BT Sport on the TVs around the walls.


10am - shop and Ticket Office 1open.
5.30pm - Caledonian Suite, Monty's and Chairboys Village open.
5.30pm - players begin to arrive.
6pm - Rebellion Market Hall opens.
6.15pm - turnstiles open for access to stadium bowl.
6.45pm - teams announced via social media.
6.55pm - teamsheets distributed around the bars.
6.55pm - Wycombe begin their warm-up.
7.40pm - teams emerge from the tunnel.
8.30pm - half-time.
8.45pm - second half commences.
9.30pm - full-time.


This edition of Parklife contains the thoughts of Gareth Ainsworth, Matt Bloomfield and Jason McCarthy, plus Blackpool profiles, a walk down memory lane, and much more.

Pick up a copy from our volunteer sellers around the ground for £3.00. There is no kids pullout in this edition.


Step inside the shop at Adams Park from 10am to purchase from the current range of change and goalkeeper kits, training kit, leisurewear and travelwear, as well as new mini car kits for £5.

Also in store are flags, drawstring bags, autograph books and mugs, plus the new 2020 calendar.

Meanwhile there'll also be a jumble sale of old items in the Caledonian Suite.

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Watch live on iFollow with commentary from Bill Turnbull and Phil Catchpole; visit the website to purchase a match pass.

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

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