What's on around the ground
The Royals take on Stoke City this Saturday and there’s a jam packed schedule, so we have put together a special Guide to the Game. Plan your matchday and make sure you don’t miss out!
From 1pm visit the brand new Royals Fun Zone located just outside the Indoor Training Centre. Why not put your football skills to the test with our Game Frame? See how many points you can rack up with our target practice, have a go at scoring in the mini goals or simply have a kick about – a great way to start your matchday with the Royals! Plus, check out our brand new photo wall – pretend you are Jobi McAnuff raising the npower Championship trophy by poking your head through the carefully positioned space. As well as all of these fantastic activities official Club Sponsor, Waitrose, have kindly supplied a special inflatable ‘Waitrose’ all you have to do is try and kick a ball through the ‘o’ – ideal practice for any budding young footballers.
Pop along and visit the glitter tattooist – she will be based outside the Megastore from 1pm.
From around 1.30pm Kingsley will be visiting the Fun Zone to hand out special commemorative song posters to Young Royals. He only has a limited supply, available on a first come first served basis, so make sure you pop along and see him!
Remember the electric atmosphere you created using the clapbanners in time to the Big Bad Wolf as we claimed the title last season? Let’s do the same again for the boys this weekend! Pick up a clapbanner from STAR volunteers as you make your way into the stadium. You can even sing along to The Impossible Dream as the words are included on the banner.
Commemorative Song Poster
Kingsley will be handing out special posters, created using songs handpicked by the fans, commemorating our return to the Barclays Premier League. Download the poster here or collect one from Kingsley before the game – he only has a limited supply though.
Official Shirt Printing
Visit the new Official Shirt Printing kiosk outside the North Stand where you can buy a new 2012/13 shirt, then add any name, any number and Barclays Premier League badges for £18.
Teams warming up
Your first glimpse at the team…from 2.15pm the players will take to the pitch for a pre-match warm up before the Barclays Premier League season kicks off.
He’s back! At around 2.30pm the Master Blaster will be making his way around the stadium firing out goodies to the Royals faithful. Look out for 10 brand new Reading FC home shirts signed by captain fantastic Jobi McAnuff. There are plenty of goodies up for grabs so make sure you are in your seats.
Sit back, relax and enjoy our pre-match video, The Impossible Dream. This captures the Royals journey to the Barclays Premier League perfectly and marks an exciting new chapter…
Show your support for the Reading Superstars who are hear this afternoon to entertain the crowd just before the teams head out on to the pitch!
We can’t say much right now but make sure you are in your seats in plenty of time to welcome a very special guest to the pitch shortly before the teams head out!
Enjoy our very first outing back in the Barclays Premier League – sing up, be loud, be proud and get behind the team as we all embark upon a thrilling season!