Looking for something to do, other than drinking in Park Bar or watching Netflix? Why not take a trip to the Madejski stadium and support Reading FC – it’s surprisingly cheaper and easier than you might think.
Tickets for Mens’ 1st team matches start around £23 for championship games, and upcoming matches include opponents such as Leeds United, Stoke City, Hull and Bristol City. However, all Women’s home games at Madejski have ticket prices of £6 online – you can even get a season ticket for just £35. Upcoming home fixtures include Brighton & Hove Albion Women FC in April.
Reading Womens’ FC is also the home of Fara Williams MBE, the centre-mid with over 140 England caps and 40 goals for the national team.
Getting to the Madejski Stadium itself is easy too. From the station, simply take a Greenwave Park & Ride green bus which takes you directly to the Stadium. There are also F1 Reading Station Shuttle Buses on match days, which run from outside the station and are only £2 return. The F33 match day shuttle bus also runs through Lower Earley, from the University’s Earley Gate to the Stadium itself. Boost fares for students are £2.50 for a single, £3 for a return.
If you’re bored of waiting for the next Union night to come round, try going to a live match instead!