Reading Football Stadium is named after Reading’s chairman Sir John Madejski. He is the founder of the popular magazine Auto Trader. As well as the Chancellor of the University of Reading. The football stadium is off the M4 junction 11.
It cost more than £50m to build. The pitch is immaculate made of synthetic fibers that are interwoven with natural grass. In total there are 24,161 seats. With 28 Executive Suites which give you the best views. There is a restaurant and concourse bars at the stadium and a Megastore. There is also a popular Jazz cafe which plays live music.
Reading Football Club
Reading Football Club’s nickname is the Royals because it is located in the Royal County of Berkshire. They have not always been known as the Royals, previously they were nicknamed ‘The Biscuitmen’! Because of Reading’s association with Huntley and Palmer’s biscuit factory.
Reading Football club is old! It was established in 1871, which makes it one of the oldest teams in England. They play in the Championship which is the second tier in football. The club actually played in Elm Park for 102 years! It moved to the new Madejski Stadium in 1998.
If you want to learn more about the club you can book a tour. You will have the opportunity to experience life at the club behind the scenes.
The Tour Includes:
- Learning about the most defining moments in the club’s history
- Relaxing in the Players’ Lounge
- Getting up close with the replica of the Championship Winner’s trophy
- Enjoying the stadium’s amazing view from the Directors’ Lounge
- Following in the footsteps of the Royals heroes, by taking your place in their dressing room
- Venturing onto the pitch side to view the hallowed turf
- Receiving a 10% discount voucher for the Megastore
Taxi from Reading Station to Madejski Stadium
Madejski Stadium Parking is usually reserved for seasonal parking permit holders. The nearest train station to Madejski Stadium is Reading Train Station. You can reserve your Yellow Cars taxi from Reading station, click on booking form on the right hand side if you are coming to Reading Football Stadium by train. It usually takes 10-15 minutes to get to Madejski Stadium from Reading Station, depending on traffic.
If you are local you can take the stress out of getting to the football match by getting a taxi rather than having to wait for a bus. The buses can get really busy when there is a match on!
Whatever your reason for visiting Reading Football Stadium, we hope you have fun!