FourFourTwo magazine have named Adams Park in their list of the 100 greatest grounds in Britain.

The list takes into account the matchday experience, the surrounding locations, the atmosphere as well as the history.

Wycombe Wanderers' home ground ranked 25th on the list and got special marks for its away end and for the outstanding countryside that surrounds the stadium.

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This is how the magazine describes Adams Park: "Although the approach is through an ugly industrial estate, the ground is flanked on its remaining three sides by opening countryside and woodland.

"If the on-field action gets too dull, simply gaze skywards to watch the resident red kites circle overhead."

The Ibrox topped the list followed by Celtic Park, Anfield, Craven Cottage and Old Traffrod.

Adams Park (PA Media)

Adams Park (PA Media)


Wycombe moved into the stadium in time for the 1990/91 season with the ground being named in honour of benefactor and former captain Frank Adams.

Adams had bought the former ground Loakes Park for the club and the sale financed the move into Adams Park.

The ground is located in a valley at the end of the Sands Industrial Estate, surrounded by green hills on three sides whereas Loakes Park was near to the town centre.


Adams Park (PA Media)

Adams Park (PA Media)

Over the years there have been number of plans to either build a new stadium in High Wycombe or expand the current capacity of Adams Park which currently houses 10,000 fans.

In 2011, Steve Hayes, who owned both Wycombe Wanderers F.C. and London Wasps R.U.F.C announced his intentions to build a new stadium for both clubs on the site of Wycombe Air Park in Booker near the current Chairboys training facility.

However, the plans saw large opposition from community groups with concerns such as the loss of aeronautical activity at the air park to green belt development.

There were also objections from many fans and the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters' Trust who believed the club would not receive the proceeds of the sale of Adams Park but that these would go to Steve Hayes to help finance a 20,000-capacity stadium in conjunction with Wycombe District Council that would then be rented to Wycombe Wanderers.

The plans were abandoned in July 2011 when Wycombe District Council decided to end its support of the project in the face of increased scepticism about the viability of the project.


Adams Park (PA Media)

Adams Park (PA Media)


Since then it has been relatively quiet on the new stadium front and fast-forwards to today Rob Couhig is continuing to look at improving the matchday experience at Adams Park by investing in the ground.

The ground certainly catches the eye due to its picturesque location and FourFourTwo believes it's worthy of being named among some of the most well-known grounds in world football.