Reading FC victory party on SundayBy Sarah Hamilton
April 27, 2012
Reading FC has released more details about Sunday’s extravaganza at the Madejski Stadium.
12:30pm: Gates and kiosks open.
1pm: Reading u16s vs Watford u16s kicks off, 40mins each way, 10mins for half time.
2.40pm: onwards, Master Blaster giveaway, videos on big screen, Champions podium to be erected.
2.55pm: Impossible Dream video on big screen.
3pm-4pm: Presentation of npower Championship trophy and medals on official podium.
For the presentation the squad will be wearing the home shirt with ‘Champions’ on the front.
The Player of the Season award will also take place. Top three contenders are Adam Federici, Jem Karacan and Alex Pearce.
The players and staff will complete the day with a lap of honour.
4.30pm: Gates close.
Roads and transport: The following roads will close from 10.30am and will reopen once the parade has passed through: Friar Street (from its junction with Greyfriars Road), Blagrave Street, Valpy Street, The Forbury, Market Place, High Street, Duke Street.
Diversions will be in place. Some Reading Buses services will be affected – visit www.reading-buses.co.uk for details.
Shuttle buses will be running from Reading Station to Madejski Stadium between noon and 2.30pm, then return services will run from Madejski Stadium to the station between 4pm and 5pm.
Adults can buy a day ticket for £4 and this entitles you to journeys all day, for example if you get on a normal bus service in Tilehurst or Lower Earley and pay £4, it includes all journeys you make that day; to and from your home, the town centre and the stadium. Children’s tickets are £2.20, while groups of four can buy tickets for £10.
Car parks at the stadium open at midday and spaces cost £5. Seasonal car park permits in the red, orange and yellow car parks will not be valid for this event. Buses will not be running from the stadium into town before 3pm, so you will not be able to park at the stadium then go into town to watch the parade.
Parking will also be available at Worton Grange and the old Greyhound Stadium sites, each charging £5 per vehicle.
Tickets: The event is free to all 2011/12 season ticket holders, who will have had their free ticket to the event automatically loaded on to their 2011/12 season ticket card, without needing to request it.
Seating is reserved and season ticket holders’ tickets will allow them to sit in their usual seat.
Supporters who have bought a season ticket for the 2012/13 campaign will need to buy a ticket and will be supplied with a paper ticket.
Member card holders will also need to buy a ticket which will be loaded on to their member card.
A charge of £1 will apply for each ticket bought, with all proceeds going to the Duchess of Kent House Charity, Reading FC’s official charity partner.
Both season ticket and member card holders will also be able to buy paper tickets for friends and family for the same £1 donation to charity and these can be collected in person from the ticket office.
If you don’t have a member card, you can buy one when you book your tickets in person or over the phone. Tickets are on sale now on a first come, first served basis. And you can book in all the usual ways – online at www.readingfcdirect.co.uk, by phone on 0844 249 1871 or in person at the Madejski Stadium ticket office.