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15 December 2016

Royals subsidise Old Trafford trip in further commitment to affordable football

Ticket details for our FA Cup Third Round adventure to Old Trafford next month have been announced and Reading Football Club have taken the decision to substantially subsidise the cost of adult tickets for all Royals Season Ticket Holders, Half Season Ticket Holders and Members!

In the last few days, a pricing structure was set for the cup tie at Manchester United which will see adults pay between £37-£45 to watch our Emirates FA Cup clash at Old Trafford - due to be broadcast live on BT Sport on Saturday 7th January, kick-off 12.30pm.

However, Reading Football Club remains committed to making football more affordable for fans – so we will subsidise the cost of adult and 18-20s tickets for the tie, promising that no registered Royals fan will pay more than £30 for a ticket!

Back in March, Premier League clubs agreed plans to cap away tickets at £30 for the next three seasons – an initiative unanimously agreed upon by all 20 top tier clubs to financially assist away fans travelling up and down the country to follow the fortunes of their team.

And, as a club, we took a pioneering step of our own this season by wholeheartedly backing the Football Supporters Federation’s ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign; Reading became the first and only Championship club to declare that all travelling fans visiting Madejski Stadium in 2016-17 would be able to watch their team take on Jaap Stam’s Royals for just £20!

By subsidising these Emirates FA Cup tickets to our own supporters, we are further recognising the amazing contribution away fans make at grounds throughout the UK every weekend and rewarding the commitment made by the loyal Royals who follow us on the road all season.

Prices

Age Category

ST/HST holder price

Member price

Non-Member price
Adult
£30
(subsidised RFC price)
£30
(subsidised RFC price)
£45
65 & Over
£18.50
£21.50
£26.50
18 to 20
£27.75
£30
(subsidised RFC price)
£35.75
16 to 17
£18.50
£21.50
£26.50
15 & Under
£10
£13
£18

Tickets for all Adult Season Ticket Holders, Half Season Ticket Holders and Members will therefore be priced at £30 for Royals fans – a reduction of up to 25% courtesy of the club you support.

18-20s Member tickets have also been very slightly reduced to keep our £30 promise, while concessions aged 65 & Over or 16-17 will pay as little as £18.50 – and our 15 & Under fans can buy a ticket for Old Trafford for just £10 if they hold a current Royals Season Ticket or Half Season Ticket.

The club have taken a total allocation of 5,446 tickets for the tie and seats will go on sale to Season Ticket Holders from 9am on Monday 19th December and Half Season Ticket Holders from 9am on Tuesday 20th December. You can buy in person in the Ticket Office at Madejski Stadium, over the phone on 0118 968 1313 and online at readingfcdirect.co.uk.

On Wednesday 21st December, any remaining tickets will go on sale to Members with 1,000 Royalty Points or more – and subject to availability tickets will become available to more Royals fans throughout the course of the week before Christmas…


Date (from 9am)

Eligible supporters (1 ticket per person)
Monday 19th December
All Season Ticket holders only
Tuesday 20th December
All Season Ticket holders & Half Season Ticket holders only
Wednesday 21st December
Members with 1000+ points
Thursday 22nd December
Members with 500+ points
Friday 23rd December
Members with 100+ points

A further selling announcement will be made by 5pm Friday 23rd December should we have any remaining tickets following the initial sales period.

If we sell out, that away following would be larger than any we have taken to Old Trafford before, eclipsing the 3,821 who watched us earn a 1-1 draw against Sir Alex Ferguson’s men in 2007.

So be sure to secure your seat when the sales procedure allows you to – remember, you can drop into the Ticket Office, call 0118 968 1313 or book your tickets online at readingfcdirect.co.uk.

More details on how to purchase your tickets for this cup tie can be found by clicking here.


Potential replay details
Should the Royals earn a draw against the cup-holders next month, prices for a potential replay at Madejski Stadium have also been set.

And, in keeping with our Twenty’s Plenty stance in the Championship, we have been able to agree prices which remain in line with our promise to home and away supporters – should Jose Mourinho’s men face a trip back to Berkshire, both Reading and United fans will be able to purchase adult tickets from as little as £15 and a maximum Member price of £20!

Prices in the event of a replay at Madejski Stadium

Age Category

ST/HST holder price

Member price

Matchday & non-Member price
Adult
£15
£20
£25
65 & Over
£10
£13
£18
18 to 24
£10
£13
£18
17 & Under
£8
£10
£13

The date of a potential replay has not yet been decided and will only be known at a much later date, should booking a date in the diary be necessary.

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