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Ahead of the game | New Year starts with Swans visit

All you need to know as Swansea head to RG2

31 December 2018

New year, new start for the Royals as we get 2019 underway on our home turf...


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31 December 2018

Reading vs Swansea City
Tuesday 1st January
3pm kick-off
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

We start the new year with our new manager's first home match in charge of the Royals, with José Gomes set to walk out to the Madejski Stadium dugout as Reading boss for the first time.

Reading take on a Swansea City side tucked away in mid-table, without a win in their last three and out to try and push themselves back up towards the top six.

After a bumper away following at Loftus Road on Saturday, we would love to see as many of you here as possible to welcome our new management team to Madejski Stadium on New Year's Day!

The Royals head into this match off the back of a hard-earned clean sheet and a point against Play-Off chasers, Queens Park Rangers. With a glamour FA Cup tie away at Manchester United to look forward to this weekend, it's still business as usual with three vital Championship points on offer.

For those of you in attendance prior to the match, our usual pre-match activities are on offer in the Fun Zone - where Under-23 stars Jack Nolan and Akinwale Odimayo will be appearing before kick-off.

We recommend arriving in plenty of time for our match on Tuesday, with a large crowd anticipated for the New Year's Day fixture.

The Royals will be aiming to build on a much-improved performance at Loftus Road back home, and we'll need your support all the way!


What's on

The January Sale will be starting in our Megastore - whereby you can get 50% off on selected retail!

Head in store on matchday to check out the very latest offers in our Megastore.


Adult tickets start from only £20 at Madejski Stadium for Members, so make sure you're here to back the boys on New Year's Day! 

We're anticipating a large crowd for Tuesday's game, so if you're buying your ticket on the day at Madejski Stadium, we recommend arriving at least an hour before kick-off to ensure a shorter queueing time.

For full pricing information and how to buy, click the button below.


All of our usual travel options are available for this match, with Park & Ride, matchday bus services and stadium parking all available.

To see a full list of travel options, click here.

Pre-match chat



Championship title sponsors, Sky Bet, price the Royals at 2/1 for victory on Tuesday, with the visitors 13/10 favourites for the win at Madejski Stadium. The draw is available at 12/5.

Follow it Live!

If you can't make it to Madejski Stadium, we've got you covered!

Keep up with minute-by-minute action through our live Match Centre, available on the club website prior to kick-off.

We'll have you covered on our Reading FC social media channels - on TwitterFacebook  and Instagram!

iFollow will also be available for fans who cannot make it to the game in the UK or around the world. You can take a look at our iFollow page and see how you can stay tuned for this match.


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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