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Welcome to Wasps -- A Dixie Descriptive

By Dixie
January 23 2005

Dick Curtis welcomes all visitors to the Causeway Stadium at Adams Park, High Wycombe with this préçis of available details. We hope you will be able to join us in the stands and bars of our new home. London Wasps supporters welcome all visitors to the Causeway Stadium at Adams' Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire for a great afternoon of rugby and camaraderie.

Our move to the Lost Causeway at AP was a huge learning experience for everyone - from buses to barmen - thanks for your understanding!

London Wasps RFC Official info. (see also Wasps home page [NB most links below are links to the club's official information]) :

latest news | on-line tickets [ or telephone London Wasps' official ticket hotline 0870 4141515 ] - £2 booking fee per transaction | directions.

TRAINING GROUND AND ADMIN. (see Directions | Contacts)

Twyford Avenue Sports Ground
Twyford Avenue
Acton
London
W3 9QA

Main Switchboard: (020) 8993 8298

Chief Executive: David Davies
Director of Rugby: Warren Gatland

THE CAUSEWAY STADIUM AT ADAMS' PARK (AP)

Adams' Park looking west from the Dreams Stand

Our new home, Wycombe Wanderers FC's Causeway Stadium at Adams' Park is a 10,000 capacity stadium tucked into a beautiful, valley-end setting in Sands, at the western edge of High Wycombe.

Adams' Park looking south from the hill top

The arrival of London Wasps has prompted the installation of a Desso pitch and undersoil heating. All seating and the terrace are covered but some rows may be subject to the elements.

The Dreams Stand

AP is approx. 40 mins walk from town (see below for Transport and Parking information).

FRANK ADAMS STAND

The Frank Adams Stand

· North-facing stand - the stadium's newest, opened in 1996 [capacity 5000 approx.].

Upper level - offers everyone fine, high, uninterrupted views of the pitch [capacity 2800 approx.] [matchday tickets : Adults £25 or £22, Children & Conc. £18 or 16 - NB. £2 booking fee per transaction]

· Centre level - 20 executive boxes + 100 seater Premier Club lounge bar [sold out!]

· Pitch-side level - Hypnos family Enclosure - our designated family area [capacity 1700 approx.] [matchday tickets : [Adults £20, Children & conc. £15 - NB. £2 booking fee per transaction]

BCUC STAND

· South-facing stand - old main stand [seven rows, capacity 1500 approx.] - backs on to the offices, changing rooms, hospitality bars, Vere Suite, "Centre Spot" pub and the car park. [matchday tickets : Adults £25 or £22, Children & Conc. £18 or £16 - NB. £2 booking fee per transaction]

DREAMS STAND

· West-facing stand - behind the posts [capacity 2000 - unreserved seating]. [matchday tickets : Adults £20, children & Conc. £10]

JEWSON TERRACE

· East-facing terrace behind the posts [capacity 2000 approx. - standing] [matchday tickets : Adults £15, Children & Conc. £10]

BARS AND FOOD - outside the Stadium

Beer from £2.50/pint

"CENTRE SPOT" A Greene King pub - open access - opens 12.00 - capacity 150 - bar + hot/cold food/TV/pool.

VERE SUITE - access [initially] season-ticket holders - opens 12.00 - capacity 500 - bars/hot/cold food/large screen TV

The Vere Suite

BARS AND FOOD - inside the Stadium

There are food/snacks/drink - outlets at each corner of the ground accessible from all stands. There are two food/snacks/drink outlets behind the Woodlands stands which open before the game and remain open post-game. [at the present time serving from beers cans into plastic glasses / burgers & hotdogs / chips ]

TRAVEL

RAIL: Chiltern Railways to High Wycombe

Chiltern Railways run services between Marylebone Station London [Bakerloo Line/Baker Street 400m] and Birmingham or Aylesbury. All trains stop at High Wycombe. Trains leave Marylebone every 20 mins. approx. Group day-return rail tickets enable four adults to travel for the price of two. Journey time Marylebone-High Wycombe 35-45 mins.

Chiltern Railways timetable Marylebone/High Wycombe (until May 2005)

SUNDAYS [F=fast; WR=West Ruislip; SR=South Ruislip; NP=Northolt Park]

1100/1143 [NP 1114; WR 1120]
1120/1154 [F]
1134/1214 [SR 1152]
1200/1244 [NP 1214; WR 1220]
1220/1254 [F]
1234/1313 [SR 1251]
1300/1343 [NP 1314; WR 1320]
1320/1454 [F]
1334/1414 [SR 1352]
1400/1444 [NP 1414; WR 1420] You WILL have to take a TAXI!

RETURN on Sundays

1735/1816 [M SR 1756]
1753/1830 [F]
1800/1847 [S WR 1823; NP 1829]
Last trains: 2315/0003 all-stopping service; 2335/0015 fast service

A free shuttle bus will run to/from AP (see BUSES below) [ For special offers: see Special Discounts or tel. 08705 165 165 - to book, please quote your season ticket no. or seat no. - also available from selected stations such as Marylebone on the day ]

BUSES

Free shuttle buses [service No. 500] will depart from the HW Railway Station - may run via the HW Bus Station - to Adams Park for the benefit of all supporters whether they have travelled by rail, bus, car or are local -- dropping off at either "Hourglass" or Hillbottom roundabout.

Free shuttle buses leave Rail Station from around 1pm until around 2.30pm AND will serve the Bus station/Tescos Newlands St if space permits.

Shuttle bus starting points and town car parks

Departures to High Wycombe after the match [initially starting from midway down Hillbottom Rd. (i.e. away from the ground) -- once congestion has eased, from near the exit to the car park.]

Depart 1640 1645 1710 1715 1740 1745 1755 1805 1815 Last bus from Adams Park now - 1830

Local bus No. 315 [£1 single, £1.80 return] leaves High Wycombe Bus Station Stand E hourly, on the half-hour, on Sundays. Alight at the "Hourglass" pub at Lane End Road just 7 mins later. Adams Park is a 10 min. walk along Lane End Road to Hillbottom Road through the business park. Returning buses serve the "Hourglass" pub hourly at quarter past-the-hour to HW Bus Station - until 10.15 pm.

ROAD

Allow plenty of time for your journey! Aim to arrive an hour early or be prepared to sit in a queue to park for half-an-hour or longer.

Car/coach travellers should aim for A4010 from the M40 [exit 4] to Sands (signposted) then use our [ local map/information on www.wasps.co.uk directions ]. Alternative route: navigate via A40 (near West Wycombe) to Sands (traffic is much lighter from this direction).

PARKING

Adams Park has 700 unreserved spaces @ £5 per car. Additionally there are several small, unofficial carparks by the business park road. Clearly there will be inadequate provision for car parking at sell-out matches (Saracens/Quins/etc. - forewarned is forearmed). Any illegal parking in the approaching Lane End Road [a community issue] will be dealt with by the police.

Exiting the car park is a time-consuming business and pedestrians are given priority during the first 20-30 mins. If you need to get away quickly after the match you are advised to park away from the ground - try the Cressex Business Park ( Dixie's Route ) or one of the car parks in the centre of High Wycombe (several thousand parking spaces, the vast majority free on Sundays). Everyone is encouraged to ease/avoid the parking problem by using the free shuttle buses that will run between High Wycombe Railway Station, via the Bus Station, directly to/from the ground before/after the game.

Maps (see above maps or links and also): High Wycombe multimap | Car park locations and information

POSSIBLY OF INTEREST

Fulham FC's move to share Loftus Road with QPR while their new stadium was being built resulted in Wasps move to Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, Sands, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ. Initially for two seasons, Wasps took the option to stay for a further year and will make a decision on our future home by the end of March 2005.

Wasps continue to add U21s to our senior squad. Around two-thirds of the current senior squad have previously played in our youth/U21 sides. The Wasps squad includes only three non-England qualified players:

Trevor Leota (Samoa, NZ passport)
Craig Dowd (NZ)
Johnny O'Connor (Ireland)

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