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Ahead of the game | Royals set for first Madejski outing of the season

Gillingham are the visitors in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night

7 August 2017

Get the lowdown on everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday night's Carabao Cup fixture...

Reading vs Gillingham
Madejski Stadium
Carabao Cup, First Round
Tuesday 8th August, 8pm

Our first match at home this season will be under the lights at Madejski Stadium as we welcome Gillingham in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Our run to the last 16 of the competition last season was rewarded with an away trip to Arsenal, with the team aiming for another strong run in the Carabao Cup this time around.

The Gills come into Tuesday night's match with a hard-earned point in League One, drawing 0-0 against newly-promoted Doncaster Rovers away from home at the weekend in their season opener.

Royals will be walking on to the newly-laid Madejski pitch for the very first time on Tuesday night, as we go in search of the win that will take us through to the second round of the competition.

Take advantage of our low ticket prices for this match and show your support as we have our first Madejski match of the season!

Club News

Pre-book parking online for home games | Bus subsidies continue for 2017/18

7 August 2017


There have been important changes in car parking and bus travel for the upcoming season, with parking at Madejski Stadium now having to be pre-booked online, as well as a continuation of our bus subsidies with Reading Buses. Click here for further information. 

Please note that car parking at Cordwallis will not be available for this fixture.  However parking will be still be available at the Greyhound Stadium a short distance away for the reduced price of £7.


Sky Bet make Jaap Stam's Royals 4/9 favourites for Tuesday night's game against our opponents, with League One Gillingham 6/1 to take the victory at Madejski Stadium, with the draw after 90 minutes at 7/2.

With this Carabao Cup tie having to be decided on the night in RG2, the match is 13/2 to be decided in extra time, while the Royals are 11/8 to win the tie to nil.


Brett Huxtable will be the man in charge of proceedings at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night. He will be assisted by Kevin Morris and Andrew Aylott, with Michael Webb between the benches as fourth official on the night.


Take advantage of our low prices for this Carabao Cup fixture, with an Adult ticket costing just £7 in advance or £10 on the day! Under-17s can get in for just £1 if tickets are bought in advance.

Full pricing details (Prices on matchday in brackets):

Adult: £7 (£10)
65 and over: £5 (£10)
18-24: £5 (£10)
17 and under: £1 (£5)

How to Buy

Online: visit
By phone: ring our Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 
In person: visit the Ticket Office at Madejski Stadium during our opening hours


We wish to politely remind supporters that the football club is responsible for their conduct at all matches (home or away) and any person committing a football-related offence or involved in serious misconduct at any match will result in a club ban. Examples of serious misconduct include discriminatory, offensive or abusive chanting, entering the pitch, persistent standing and throwing a missile. Supporters witnessing any incidents of serious misconduct are encouraged to report this to the football club by texting 80800, beginning your message with the word SAFE. 

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