Reading Football Club is delighted to be able to announce that we will be running free coach travel for our supporters to Bramall Lane for our game against Sheffield United on Saturday 21st October! Match tickets and coach travel go on sale at 9am on Tuesday morning.
Over the past two seasons, we have made great strides in making football as affordable as possible for supporters coming to Madejski Stadium. We’ve backed the FSF’s ‘Twenty’s Plenty’ campaign, and as a consequence, a number of clubs have reciprocated when our supporters travel away too.
But we know that supporting the team home and away requires a special kind of commitment. And that’s why we’re giving something back to those supporters who put in the hard yards to stretch their vocal chords for the team on the road!
Any Season Ticket or Member Card holders who purchase a match ticket for our first game at Bramall Lane since 2011 will be eligible to join us on our free coaches, which will depart on the morning of the match from Madejski Stadium.
Whether you’re a seasoned travelling fan or if you’re looking to attend a rare away day, you’ll benefit from the savings we can offer by getting you there absolutely free. And, after travelling with fellow Royals up to the Steel City, we’re hopeful of seeing as many supporters as possible packed into the away end at Bramall Lane!
Many return train tickets to Sheffield cost upwards of £90… instead you can come along with us without putting a strain on your pocket, with the added convenience of being dropped off at the stadium when we arrive in Sheffield!
It has been seven seasons since we were last in South Yorkshire to take on the Blades… we shared the points that afternoon as Shane Long’s strike was cancelled out late by a Daniel Bogdanovic spot-kick.
And hopefully we can make it a great away day to one of English football’s most iconic stadia.
It's one of the longer trips we're making before the turn of the year, so we hope we can count on your support in Sheffield!
- To redeem the offer of free coach travel, Existing Season Ticket Holders and Member Card holders need to phone the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313.
- Supporters must either book their match ticket at the same time or must have already booked their match ticket.
- The Ticket Office will accept bookings up to 3pm on Wednesday 18th October.
- The Ticket Office will issue a travel voucher which you will need to present when getting onto the coach. You will also need to retain the voucher for the return journey.
- Please note that travel vouchers will be mailed out separately to match tickets.
- Supporters must be at least 14 years of age to travel unaccompanied or with another minor, those under 14 must be accompanied by someone aged 18+.
- Anyone aged between 14 and 17 who is travelling unaccompanied by an 18+ must complete a ‘Young Persons Authorisation Form’ which can be downloaded by clicking here.
- This authorisation form needs to be returned completed to the Ticket Office before we can issue your travel voucher.
- Coaches will depart at 9.15am from Shooters Way (behind the East Stand at Madejski Stadium). Please arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to ensure a prompt getaway.
- STAR coaches will be numbered 1-4. Anyone who books directly through the club will need to board coaches numbered 5 onwards.
- Please park your car in car parks 1, 2, 3 or 4 (gravel car parks and behind the Dome)
- If you are being dropped off please advise driver to use car park 5 (in front of the Megastore)
- Alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited on board of the coaches at any time
- Estimated arrival time in Sheffield is 1.15pm. The coaches are expected to return to Madejski Stadium by 9pm
- If you are being picked up from Madejski Stadium, please ask your driver to wait in Car Park 5 (in front of the Megastore)
Any supporters who have already booked coach travel via STAR coaches will be refunded their payment.
STAR will be open from 7.30pm until 9pm on Tuesday 3rd October, Friday 6th October and Tuesday 10th October to administer refunds and to take new bookings. STAR’s information line is 07919 931716 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coaches numbered 1-4 will be still be STAR coaches for STAR members only, while coaches numbered 5 and upwards will be for other Season Ticket and Member Card holders.
Match ticket information
We have an initial allocation for 1,040 tickets for this fixture. Adult tickets are priced £22, with concessionary rates available for ages 60 & Over, 18-21, 17 & Under, Students and Disabled supporters.
For full information about tickets for this fixture – including a full table of prices and how to buy – just click the button below.