Adams Park

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 12, 2015

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Aerial View of Adams Park

Stadium Overview

Team: Wycombe Wanderers

Address: Adam park, Hillbottom Rd, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4HJ

Capacity: 10,284

Opened: 1990

Adams Park is the home ground of Buckinghamshire based football team Wycombe Wanderers F.C as well as Rugby Union club London Wasps. Used equally for both football and rugby, the multi-purpose stadium currently has a capacity of 10,284, and was constructed in 1990 at an estimated cost of £3.5 million.

Stadium Guide

History

Wycombe Wanderers moved to brand new facilities at Adams Park in 1990 after selling off the land containing their former stadium, Loakes Park, to the local health authority who used it expand Wycombe General Hospital. Through this sale, the club were able to fully finance their new stadium and replace the rapidly deteriorating stands which were last  renovated in the 1970s.

Located within the green environs of the Sands Industrial Estate, Adams Park initially opened with a capacity of 6,000 for the 1990 – 1991 season with a fraction under 1,300 seats. Contrary to what you might think Adams Park’s name is derived from a former captain and benefactor rather than the local area or road it is situated on. Frank Adams  helped purchase Wycombe Wanderer’s former club, Loakes Park, which directly financed the stadium when it was sold.

Coming up to nearly 25 years old, a few renovations have occurred in the short history of the stadium including the addition of crush barriers within the terraces in 1993 and a few years later in 1996, the conversion to all seater for three out of four stands. The 10,000 capacity was reached for the first time in the club’s history in 2005 when the club played then Premier League Champions, Chelsea, in a pre-season friendly.

There has since been suggestions that Wycombe’s ground could be expanded to 12,000 but this would require the construction of a new road to alleviate the increased matchday congestion.

Seating Plan

Below is a seating plan of Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park Stadium:

Adams Park Seating Plan

Stands

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Click the thumbnails above to enlarge an image of each stand and to read a more detailed description of each part of the stadium.

The Matchday Experience

Away Fans

Travelling fans to Adams Park watch the game from the Dreams Stand which is capable of accommodating approximately 2,000 supporters. Located towards the east of the ground behind the goal, the all-seating stand sits opposite the home terrace, and is a relatively new construction.

The views from the stand are excellent with no pesky support beams blocking any of the action on the pitch, and the woodland setting offers one of the nicer backdrops to lower league football.

Away ticket prices for Adams Park for are listed below:

  • Adult (26 to 59): £20.00
  • Senior (60+): £16.00
  • Young Adult (19 to 25): £14.00
  • Junior (8 to 18): £11.00
  • Child (7 & under): £7.00

Best Pubs

At the stadium there is the Scores Bar which is located within the main stand next to the reception and is suitable for both sets of fans, otherwise there aren’t many other drinking options around Adams Park as it is situated within an industrial estate.

Back towards the centre of town there are a few high-street chains such as Yate’s and O’Neill’s near to the station, as well as The Hour Glass which is typically the last stop before many fans get to Adams Park.

Food

The Vere Suite serves warm food and allows free entry both sets of fans. Child friendly, the restaurant/bar area opens at 12.00pm for Saturday 3.00 pm kick-offs and around 5.30 pm for evening fixtures.

At the ground there is a “free” cash machine outside the bar which is always useful.

Club Shop

Wycombe Wanderers operate a club shop at Adams Park in the Beechdean Stand in addition to their own official online site, The WWFC Shop . The opening times for the store at the ground are as follows:

  • Monday – Friday 9.00 am 5.00 pm (closed from 12.30pm-1.30pm for lunch)
  • Matchdays: Always open.

For more information, to confirm opening times or to check availability feel free to send an email to gbsales@kukrisports.com or phone the store on 01772 338 899.

Stadium Tours

Wycombe Wanderers offer fans the chance to undertake a stadium tour of Adams Park before every home game with the last session taking place no later than 12.30 pm. This leads us to believe that tours are only available before Saturday home games but you should contact the club to confirm this upon booking.

Ticket Prices

Tickets to see The Chairboys in action can be bought via the expected methods including telephone (01494 441118), in person at the Adams Park ticket-office (Monday – Friday: 9.00 am – 5.30 pm) and online by visiting the Wycombe FC’s ticketing web page.

Frank Adams & Main Stand Centre

  • Adult (26 to 59): £25.00
  • Senior (60+): £20.00
  • Young Adult (19 to 25): £19.00
  • Junior (8 to 18): £18.00
  • Child (7 & under): £11.00

Frank Adams & Main Stand Wings

  • Adult (26 to 59): £20.00
  • Senior (60+): £16.00
  • Young Adult (19 to 25): £14.00
  • Junior (8 to 18): £11.00
  • Child (7 & under): £7.00

Terrace

  • Adult (26 to 59): £17.00
  • Senior (60+): £13.00
  • Young Adult (19 to 25): £11.00
  • Junior (8 to 18): £7.00
  • Child (7 & under): Free

Family Stand

  • Adult (26 to 59): £17.00
  • Senior (60+): £13.00
  • Young Adult (19 to 25): £11.00
  • Junior (8 to 18): £7.00
  • Child (7 & under): Free

Matchday Travel

The home of Wycombe Wanderers FC is located within Sands Industrial Estate which is approximately 2.5 miles west of High Wycombe town centre.

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The entrance sign to Adams Park which will greet you upon arrival. Home of both Wycombe Wanderers FC and London Wasps RFC.

Train

High Wycombe railway station is located on the other side of town approximately 2.8 miles east from the stadium. The main train operator is Chiltern Railways, with services from London Marylebone, and Birmingham’s Snow Hill serving two ends of the country.

If you’re looking to walk to the ground the two and a half mile journey or so is manageable at around 50 minutes providing you allow yourself enough time but it certainly isn’t the most enjoyable of strolls.

A better option would undoubtedly be to catch the matchday bus service which departs outside the station at 13.05 and 14.05 for 3.00 pm kick-offs and at 17.50 and 18.50 for mid week evening matches.

Bus

Besides the Bus service which departs from the High Wycombe train station above, there are also other stops throughout the city you can catch it from.

Saturday service (for 3pm kick-offs):

  • Eden Bus Station – 13.15 and 14.15
  • Cressex Park & Ride – 13.25 and 14.25
  • Adams Park – 13.35 and 14.35

Midweek service (for 7.45pm kick-offs):

  • Eden Bus Station – 18.00 and 19.00
  • Cressex Park & Ride – 18.10 and 19.10
  • Adams Park – 18.20 and 19.20

The return journeys leave Adams Park at 17.10 on Saturdays and 21.45 for midweeks fixtures with the standard fare of £2 for a single or £3 for a return. Under 16s and bus pass holders can travel for free.

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Wycombe Wanderers are known as The Chairboys which reportedly comes from the local area’s furniture manufacturing industry. When the club was amateur, the players apparently made chairs during the week and played football on weekends.

Driving

The address for your satnav is:

  • Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire HP12 4HJ.

It is located on Sands Industrial Estate, however once you get into High Wycombe you should be able to follow those familiar brown football signs to the stadium.

Car Parks

Street parking is available in limited quantities around the vicinity of the ground with supporters advised that zealous traffic wardens patrol the area. Thus it’s advisable that you park as “correctly” as possible, respecting residential driveways and vehicles.

There are also some small parking facilities at the ground itself with Upper Tier parking in the official club car park costing £5, with the car park behind the JFC building on Hillbottom road also costing the same. These two car parks become very congested on matchdays and it’s advised that you get there early on matchdays to ensure that you get a space.

Hotels

Located in an industrial area of Wycombe, there aren’t any hotels in the immediate area,  with the majority of accommodation options located northwards on West Wycombe Road.

These include the Clifton Lodge Hotel which is the closest to Chapel lane, the Buckingham Hotel and Travelodge which is close to the railway station.


By Football Tripper

Last Updated: August 12, 2015

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