The Madejksi Stadium pitch has been subject to a great deal of care and attention and now the fruits of the groundstaff's labours are there for all to see.
Reading FC Player is showcasing a unique time lapse video
of the white lines being marked in preparation for the season ahead.
A camera was set up at the top of the West stand and captured the busy groundstaff for almost two hours as they laid the lines - the footage has been condensed into just over two minutes and shows the majority of the playing grid being marked out.
The staff have just added the final touches and now the turf is ready for match action - starting with Crystal Palace this Saturday.
Saturday's match offers fans the chance to see the Royals wearing the new home strip - plus it's the first match at Madejski Stadium since the highs at the end of last season. For tickets click here