Awayday Guide: Wycombe Wanderers
Fulham have been drawn against supporter-owned League Two side Wycombe Wanderers in the first round of the Carabao Cup.
There are still tickets available for tomorrow night’s fixture at Adams Park. Tickets for away fans – located in the East Stand – are priced at £15 for adults, £12 for over 60s and £5 for under 16s. These are on general sale and should now be purchased by visiting the Fulham ticket office in Stevenage Road or calling 0203 871 0810. Those supporters requiring wheelchair or ambulant disabled tickets should call the Wycombe ticket office on 01494 441 118.
GETTING TO ADAMS PARK
The official Fulham coaches will leave Craven Cottage and Motspur Park at 5pm. Season ticket holders and members can book a space on the coach for £13 for adults and £5 for juniors, whilst general sale places are available for £18 for adults and £10 for juniors.
On matchdays, there is significant traffic around Adams Park so drivers are advised to leave plenty of time to complete their journey. Adams Park is clearly signposted from the M40. Leave the M40 at Junction 4 and take the A4010 (John Hall Way, signposted Aylesbury). Cross over three small roundabouts into New Road continuing down the hill to two mini roundabouts at the bottom. Turn sharp left at the first into Lane End Road and continue to the next mini roundabout at which turn right into Hillbottom Road. Adams Park is situated at the very end of the road.
A limited number of car parking spaces are available at Adams Park, priced £5. You can also park in some of the industrial units along Hillbottom/Lane End Road for the same price. This might be a better option as the official car park gets very congested and there are usually serious delays in leaving after full time. There is some street parking available, but this is subject to restrictions on matchdays, and traffic wardens are in operation.
Supporters can reach High Wycombe station from London Marylebone. The ground is around 2.8 miles from the station and a taxi should cost around £6. Trains leave Marylebone at 17:00, 17:21, 17:24, 17:34 18:01, 18:21 and 18:24 tomrorow night.
The best way to reach Adams Park from High Wycombe is via the Arriva football special bus service, which is priced at £2 for a single fare or £3 return for adults and £1 for a single (£1.50 return) for juniors and concessionary bus pass holders.
For tomorrow night’s fixture, buses will leave at the following times:
Wycombe Railway Station: 17.50 and 18.50
Eden Bus Station: 18.00 and 19.00
Handy Cross Park & Ride: 18.10 and 19.10
Adams Park: 18.20 and 19.20
The return journey from the ground will take place ten minutes after the final whistle, but can be very crowded.
Many Fulham supporters will opt for the large away fans’ marquee that will be open at Adams Park again tomorrow night and there is a mobile catering unit, selling hot food, drinks and pies located nearby.
There are not many pubs located near the ground, due to it being on an industrial estate. The exception is The Hourglass in Sands (144 Chapel Lane, High Wycombe HP12 4BY, tel: 01494 511125), which is about fifteen minutes walk from the ground, sells real ale and has previously welcomed away fans.
Your other best bets are located in Wycombe itself. The Falcon, a popular Wetherspoon’s pub in the town centre, has catered for Fulham fans on a number of previous visits (9 Cornmarket, High Wycombe HP11 2AX, tel: 01494 538610). The nearby O’Neills offers a big screen, with the usual food and drink fare (Paul’s Row, High Wycombe HP11 2HQ, tel: 01494 532499). Closer to the station are The Bootlegger (Crendon Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6NQ) and The Flint Cottage (Amersham Hill, High Wycombe, HP13 6NQ).
BBC Radio London are providing live commentary of the game from Adams Park at 7pm on their BBC London Sport show.