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Ahead of the game | A new beginning when we welcome Wednesday

A preview of the weekend’s action at Madejski Stadium

3 August 2019

The wait is almost over. After an excruciating wait over the summer period, the new season is upon us this weekend when we host Sheffield Wednesday.

Reading vs Sheffield Wednesday
Saturday 3rd August 2019, 3pm
Madejski Stadium
Sky Bet Championship

It’ll be a chance for our fans to see the team back in competitive action again, after a positive end to the previous campaign. And there were reasons to be buoyed from our final pre-season friendly when we met Chelsea in RG2.

New signings could make their league debuts for the Royals, while our young talents will also aim to make their mark on the new campaign from the first whistle.

With manager José Gomes steering the ship, it is first page in the latest chapter of our history.


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Supporters can save money by buying before the game - our advance tickets window runs until 12pm on matchday, for your opportunity to save money.

For full ticket information, including prices and how you can buy online, head here.

You can also visit our Ticket Office during opening hours or ring 0119 968 1313.


Matchday Parking Permits are now off sale for this fixture in advance, but parking can still be paid on site on arrival on a first-come first-served basis at the cost of £10. There are also other options off site for our fans including buses and Park & Ride.

For details on your full range of travel options, head here.


MADEJSKI STADIUM Weather forecast

Food & Drink

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Once again, local business Blue Collar will be on site around the ground, serving up delicious street food.

We also have a new concourse menu which will include extra options to buy inside Madejski Stadium itself.

Make sure you follow @bluecollarfood on Twitter to find out their latest news, where they’ll be announcing what fantastic food outlets will be located where for the first fixture.

For the 2019-20 season, we are prioritising contactless card payments on kiosks within Madejski Stadium - meaning quicker service for all. There will be only one cash till per kiosk so please ensure you have card payment if possible.



Club News

New Macron kit in store on Saturday

1 August 2019

Our new kits will be on sale from 9am on matchday in the Fanstore for the very first time - your chance to get your hands on our new Macron shirts for 2019-20.

A new take on our blue and white hoops, a stylish black and burgundy number for away games our new goalie kit - it's all available to buy this weekend ahead of the game, and up until one hour after full-time.

Please note that it will only be available in store over the weekend, and will be available to buy online from 10am on Monday.

For more information, head here.



This Saturday sees the launch of Club 106, our new Hospitality suite in the North West corner.

A stunning, pitch-facing room with fantastic good and a great view of the action - and its our first time welcoming guests in for a matchday.

Head here for more information about the Club 106 launch, as well as our other range of Hospitality options for the match and the season.

Matchday itinerary and opening times

Fanstore - 9am - 5.45pm (approx.)
Ticket Office -
9am - half-time
Hospitality -
12.30pm - 6.15pm
Jazz Café -
12pm - 6pm

Fan Zone and Fun Zone open -
1pm onwards
Gates open -
Teams announced -
Kick-off -
Full-time -
4.45pm (approx.)

Final F1 bus to Reading Station - 5.41pm


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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