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What’s on at our festive fixture against Boro?

More than just the football…

21 December 2018

The football kicks off at 3pm this Saturday when we host Middlesbrough… but there’s far more than that to look forward to!

Here is a reminder of what else is on around the stadium as we build up to the game…

Christmas Mates Rates

Season Ticket holders can bring along up to two friends and family members for reduced rates of just £10 Adults and £5 Concessions.

Usually reserved for our midweek fixtures at Madejski, we’re also delighted to be offering the same deal for this festive fixture.

Get the Christmas party started early by bringing along your Royals-supporting friends!

Owners’ raffle

Mr Dai Yongge and Ms Dai Xiu Li are offering some incredible prizes to everyone who comes through the turnstiles for this fixture.

Whether you’re a Season Ticket holder or just coming to this match, by heading through the doors of the stadium this weekend, you’re in with a chance of winning one of many, many prizes!

Christmas hampers, places in Hospitality, Apple iPhone X Plus, lunch with the team at Hogwood Park… all on offer just by heading to the match!

Mulled wine and mince pies – for free!

Head down to the Fan Zone outside the East Stand between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, where there will be mulled wine and mince pies, free of charge (while stocks last!)

A great way of getting into the festive mood and warming up on a chilly afternoon – arrive early and take advantage of our offerings…

The DJ in the Fan Zone will be playing plenty of Christmas tunes, while there’ll be carol singers getting the yuletide atmosphere brewing near to the Megastore.

Live football on the big screen in the Fan Zone

With the weather set to be bright and dry on matchday, there's all the more reason to head to the Fan Zone nice and early.

Before the football kicks off at 3pm at Madejski Stadium, you can get even more of your festive footy fix before our game gets going.  Check out our big screen at the Fan Zone outside the South Stand where we'll be broadcasting the early kick-off in the Premier League.

Arsenal host Burnley at the Emirates from 12.30pm - come along early, take advantage of the free mulled wine and mince pies, and take in game as the Gunners meet the Clarets in top-tier action.

Santa’s Grotto in the Kennet Room

As per the festive tradition, we’ll be transforming Hospitality into a winter wonderland!

Santa has converted the Kennet Room into his Grotto, so any little ones in the Hospitality suites can drop in…

Face painting, card-making, and a host of other activities will be on offer too!

Festive menu in Hospitality

Not only can attendees in Hospitality take advantage of Santa’s Grotto, but there is also a festive themed menu too!

Our award-winning Hospitality prides itself on mouth-watering food… and that’s certainly the case at Christmas!

Spicy parsnip soup, roulade of turkey, dark chocolate and hazelnut bauble… just some of the offerings to get the taste buds a-tingling!

20% off replica shirts

Home, away and goalkeeper shirts are all on offer right now – it’s 20% off the original price, while stocks last!

It’s your chance to get the current kit at discounted price from the Megastore at Madejski Stadium – there’s also the option of getting names and numbers printed, too.  Or even pick up a jersey as a present for a Royal in your life this Christmas.

There’s plenty of stocking-fillers available in the Megastore as well so come in, take a look around, and grab some last-minute gifts!

Royal Bus and the Fun Zone

Open from 1pm (and at half-time), the Fun Zone outside the Eamonn Dolan Stand is the place to be for young Royals supporters.

Head onto the Royal Bus where you can play FIFA 19 on our PS4s, watch ‘Elf’ on DVD, take part in an arts and crafts session (to make some Christmas decorations to take home), or get involved with some board games.

Weather permitting, we’ll also be operating our speed cage and table tennis.  And U23 stars Liam Driscoll and Andre Burley are set to visit the Fun Zone too… as well as Kingsley and Queensley!

Donate to ReadiFood

If you're heading to the match, we would be delighted if you are willing to support ReadiFood - the foodbank in Reading.

Donations of non-perishable foods are needed for a collection by ReadiFood volunteers which is being conducted at Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

So bring what cans, tins or packets of food which you can spare and deliver them to a drop point, positioned by the Royals Bus at our FunZone at Gate 6, this weekend.


For more information on match tickets for the game, including how to buy and a full list of prices, hit the banner below.


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