Wednesday is Open Day - read all the details...The kit reveal is less than 48 hours away and you can see the home and away strips for the first time when we host our Open Day on Wednesday 27th July!
Make sure you join us for a FREE event to everyone as Madejski Stadium opens its doors at 9.30am on Wednesday for what has been a very successful annual Open Day. It is an event not to be missed!
Some of the first team will model the new home and away shirts and the goalkeepers' kits will also be on show - and all will be available to purchase in the megastore from 10.30am...so come along and you could be one of the first to wear the 2016-17 shirt!
And there is so much more happening on the day to interest all Royals fans. Take a look at our Guide to the Open Day, or read on for more details below...
Official 2016-17 Kit Launch
• Fans will have the chance to see our brand new Puma home, away and goalkeeper kits for the very first time as they are officially unveiled on the day!
• Make sure you are in your seats just before 10am to see the new strips in full.
• And you can be one of the first to get your hands on the 2016-17 kits as they are made available to purchase for the very first time in the Megastore from 10.30am - just after they have been officially unveiled inside the stadium!
• Doors will open from 9.30am and the event will run until approximately 2.30pm
• The kit is due to be revealed for the first time by members of our first team at 10am inside the stadium bowl.
• Watch the first team train on the Madejski Stadium pitch from approximately 10.30am for around an hour.
• From approximately 1.30pm – 2.30pm, players will be based at the Ticket Office to meet fans purchasing tickets, in the megastore and at the Royals Fun Zone (subject to favorable weather) to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. Why not pick up a new shirt and bring it along for the players to sign on the day!
• Plus, Co-Chairman, Sir John Madejski, will also be visiting the Megastore to meet fans for photos and autographs from around 1.30pm
• Admission is FREE so please bring along your friends and family – the more the merrier!
• Watch training from the West Lower Stand (access via the large blue doors to the right of the Megastore)
• The Royals Fun Zone will be located outside the megastore, where there will be a range of football games and a face painter!
• Kingsley and Queensley will be prowling around the stadium, to meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs throughout the day!
Did you register for our exclusive signing session with the first team?
• In addition to the various signing sessions positioned around the stadium, the majority of the first team squad will be meeting Royals fans at an exclusive signing session in one of our hospitality suites.
• The deadline has now passed to register your interest in this exclusive signing session - but thank you to everyone who have entered their details and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
Season Ticket Holder Kit Discount Offer
Both home and away kits as well as goalkeeping kits and training wear will be available to purchase in the megastore and online at www.readingfcdirect.co.uk from 10.30am on Wednesday 27th July 2016!
And we can reveal that Season Ticket holders will be eligible for a discount on the first 2016-17 shirt order they place in store...starting tomorrow!
£10 will be taken off the new kit for every Adult or ‘65 & over’ Season Ticket holder - in the megastore only – available as soon as the new shirts officially go on sale at 10.30am on Wednesday morning.
All ‘17 and under’ and ‘18-24 year-old’ Season Ticket holders will be eligible for a £5 discount on the new 2016-17 kit.
The Season Ticket holder discount is only available for those who visit the megastore in person – it is not available online. However, the offer will run for two weeks, meaning you can visit the megastore to buy your shirt and claim your discount at any time between 10.30am oin Wednesday and 10.30pm on Tuesday 9th August 2016 – after the final whistle following our EFL Cup clash against Plymouth Argyle here at Madejski Stadium.
Season Ticket Holders will need to present their season ticket card to megastore staff at the till in order for the discount to be applied. If you don’t have your Season Ticket card to hand, your full contact details will need to be confirmed to our member of megastore staff.
This discount is just the first of a number of Season Ticket holder benefits Reading Football Club is set to offer its most loyal fans this season. Keep your eyes open for more details of a brand new benefits package available to everyone who has signed up for the 2016-17 season at Madejski Stadium.
Terms and conditions apply
This offer is only available to Season Ticket holders making in store purchases at the megastore. The value of the discount will be deducted from your first order - offer valid on first kit order only. This discount is valid until 10.30pm on 09/08/2016 and can only be applied to 2016-17 replica shirts. Only one discount may be used per season ticket holder. Offer does not apply to ‘7 and under’ Season Ticket holders.
Food and Drink
• Visit the kiosk on the West Lower Stand to pick up breakfast on arrival! We’re offering bacon and egg rolls to kick start the day, priced at £3.50...followed by a whole host of tasty lunchtime treats!
• And Kingsley lunch bags, packed full of goodies, will be available for just £5. All available while stocks last! And Kingsley lunch bags, packed full of goodies, will be available for just £5. These can be pre-ordered, simply click here. They will be available to collect on the day at the West North concoourse kiosk, by G8. All available while stocks last.
Become a member for free!
• As a special offer, non-season ticket holders and those without a member card can all sign up for complimentary membership on the day - enabling them to purchase match tickets for Madejski Stadium at a reduced rate for all the Royals' home games.
• Simply visit the Ticket Office on the day to find out more and collect a member card! Why not visit the Megastore at around 1.30pm to pick up your free membership from a Royals star in fact! !
• Visit the STAR base on the day – they will be taking travel bookings for the first two away games of the season...to Molineux and St James' Park!
• Parking is available on site at the stadium, free of charge in the Red Car Park and on a first come first served basis
• Greenwave buses will be running to and from the stadium to Reading Station. A buggy Park will be located on the West Lower concourse.
Take a look at our Guide to the Open Day for all the details on Wednesday's Open Day.
Please note those aged 12 or under must be accompanied by an adult. For any questions or queries about the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.