18:30 9th January 2017
Rearranged date provisionally set and all those who came to the game can come back for free!
Unfortunately the match between Jaap Stam’s Royals and Fulham on Friday 30th December 2016 was abandoned by the match officials at the end of the half-time break.
The manager, our players and as a club, we wanted the game to continue and the second half to commence – but the foggy conditions were deemed unplayable for the officials prompting an immediate announcement over the PA system and via social media informing both sets of fans of the referee’s decision.
When a league fixture is abandoned, all Reading FC Season Ticket holders are entitled to free entry to the rearranged fixture - as all home league games are included in the price of a Season Ticket and Half Season Ticket.
In the circumstances of a match being abandoned, Reading Football Club’s terms and conditions for the sale of match tickets state that the club will offer half price admission to the rearranged game.
However on this occasion, as a gesture of goodwill, we are delighted to offer a free ticket to the rearranged fixture to all home and away supporters who had purchased a match ticket for the original game against Fulham at the end of 2016.
The rearranged Championship fixture against Slavisa Jokanovic’s men will now be played on Tuesday 24th January, kick-off 8pm at Madejski Stadium.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds if you are unable to attend this match on its rearranged date.
All Seasonal Parking Permit holders will be able to park at the ground for free as usual; all other parking options will be subject to the usual procedures.
How to claim your free ticket for Fulham (h)…
Season Ticket holders
All Season Ticket holders and Half Season Ticket holders will have the rearranged fixture automatically loaded onto their cards for their usual seats ahead of the game, free of charge of course.
Match ticket holders
And for all those who purchased tickets, including those loaded onto Member Cards, (proof required) for the abandoned game, you can claim your free ticket by simply reapplying either by phone on 0118 968 1313 or in person at our Ticket Office at Madejski Stadium, from 9am on Tuesday 10th January.
An exclusive selling window will be available at our Madejski Stadium Ticket Office to everyone who attended the previous game to allow them first choice of the available seats. During this exclusive period (which runs until 5pm Friday 13th January), the match will not be available to buy online.
From 5pm on Friday 13th January, any other supporter who wishes to attend the game will be able to purchase at standard league prices. And from 3 hours before kick-off, everyone will be charged matchday prices, including anyone who attended the previous fixture and is yet to claim their free ticket.
Any Fulham supporter who purchased through Reading Football Club will need to contact Reading FC Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 to arrange their free ticket.
If a Fulham supporter purchased through Fulham FC, they will need to contact Fulham FC Ticket Office once they go on sale on 10am on Wednesday by ringing 0843 208 1234 or visiting in person.