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Chelsea tickets go on sale on Monday

Pre-season finale against Europa League winners priced at as little as £10

5 July 2019

Before our season kicks off on the opening weekend in August, we end July with a tantalising finale to our pre-season programme and a friendly encounter against Europa League-winners Chelsea at Madejski Stadium.

And tickets for this pre-season fixture will go on sale to all supporters at 9am on Monday 8th July.

Tickets are priced at as little as £10 for Adults and £7 for our loyal fans aged between 18-24 or 65 and over.

If you are aged 17 or under, you’ll only pay £5 for this friendly fixture if you have signed up to a Season Ticket for 2019-20, while 12 and under prices start from just £3.

Pre-Season Friendly | Reading vs Chelsea
Sunday 28th July 2019, kick-off 3pm

Age band ST price General Matchday
Adult £10 £12 £15
65 and Over £7 £9 £12
18-24 £7 £9 £12
17 and Under £5 £7 £10
12 and Under £3 £5 £8

We will operate reserved seating for this friendly (except in Club 1871) and Season Ticket Holders will have their seat reserved until 9am on Thursday 11th July.


Please note that a £1.50 booking fee will apply when supporters select a paper ticket for this game - so all Member Card holders are advised to load their card with the purchase they make to avoid any booking charges. Or, fans buying tickets between GU8 - GU12 will be offered the chance to ‘Print At Home’, a new option we would also encourage to enable us to waive the small booking fee.

The booking fee for this friendly will be waived for all Season Ticket Holders because new cards are only due to be sent out in the next 2-3 weeks. So Season Ticket Holders who purchase a seat for the Chelsea game should expect to receive a paper ticket but will not be charged a booking fee.

As a reminder, all Season Ticket Holders aged 18 and over as well as any fan who has moved to a different seat for the 2019-20 season will receive a brand-new card this season. And all supporters in Club 1871 will also receive a new card.

Anyone aged 17 and under, not joining Club 1871 in the South Stand for this season and not moving seats, will keep the same card as they had in 2018-19.

Fans who have not renewed their Season Ticket for 2019-20 will no longer have an active card and will need to request a new Member Card to continue earning Ticketing Loyalty points and to benefit from member discounts for home league games. This can be requested online at or over the phone on 0118 968 1313.

Seasonal parking permits will be valid for this friendly, while matchday parking permits will also be available to buy in advance and online for £10 on a first come, first served basis.

How to Buy

Online: visit and sign into your Royals Account
By phone
: ring our Ticket Office on 0118 968 1313 
In person: visit the Ticket Office at Madejski Stadium during opening hours


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