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Ahead of the game | Villans in the night at Madejski Stadium

Royals prepare for Villa visit on Tuesday...

14 August 2017

The final instalment of the Royals' three consecutive home matches to start the Madejski campaign will see Aston Villa descend on RG2 on Tuesday night.

Reading vs Aston Villa
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship
Tuesday 15th August, 8pm kick-off

Ticket News

Be here for Villa’s visit under the floodlights!

13 August 2017

Villa have gone into the season as many people's favourites for promotion, with big-name signings and a proven manager in Steve Bruce at the helm.

Bruce has an enviable Championship management record, winning promotion to the Premier League with his teams four times in the past.

The arrivals of former Chelsea and England captain John Terry as well as Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan in the summer have shown Villa's statement of intent in the transfer market, in a bid for a return to the top tier at the second time of asking.

Bruce's side have had an identical start to the Royals, though, taking one point from their first two games. Both teams will be seeing Tuesday night's game between two Championship heavyweights as a chance to get the season kick-started under the floodlights at Madejski Stadium.

Around the ground

A live DJ will be providing the soundtrack in the build-up to Saturday's match in our Royals Fan Zone, and our Fun Zone will be up and running for this match!

All of our usual exciting pre-match activities will be available for families to get involved with in the lead up to the game, so come down early and soak up the atmosphere!


Championship sponsors Sky Bet make the visitors 6/4 to take all three points from Madejski Stadium, with Royals priced at 19/10 to earn a first Championship victory of the season. The draw is 11/5.

Liam Kelly has now scored three goals in his last two matches, and he is 4/1 to extend that scoring run by netting any time. Meanwhile, after an energetic performance on Saturday, Mo Barrow is 13/2 to be the first man on the scoresheet on Tuesday night. 


Leicestershire official Kevin Friend will be the man in charge of proceedings at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night. He officiated Sheffield United's entertaining 3-2 victory over League One side Walsall last Tuesday, in his first match of the season.

He will be assisted by Simon Bennett and Matthew Wilkes, with Gavin Ward between the benches as fourth official.

Pre-match chat


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. 

Club News

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

7 August 2017

How to buy tickets

Season Tickets are still available to buy here for the new season, with details of how to buy match tickets listed below:

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

Follow it live!

If you cannot make it to Madejski Stadium on the night, international supporters can watch the whole game live with a Match Pass on iFollow, costing the equivalent of just £5 per match! Alternatively, you can access the majority of our matches this season with an annual subscription for £110.

For UK and Ireland-based fans, you can access full live audio commentary as well as exclusive video content for £4.49 per month, or £45 for an annual subscription to iFollow.

You can also follow every kick on our official Twitter account, FacebookInstagram and you can follow us on Snapchat at 'OfficialRFC'. 


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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