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Review of Madejski Stadium

Madejski Stadium
Ranked #13 of 90 things to do in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I was let down by a hotel for a meeting room, when a neighbour suggested Madjeski Stadium. He'd just been there with a small team, so I thought I'd give it a go. On non match days there are all the Director boxes, fully kitted, air conditioned with food & drink on tap.
The most cost effective rate is as a "hot box" rather than booking a room. This is based on an hourly rate and complimentary tea & coffee on arrival.
Really easily accessed from M4 J11 with enough parking for a Premiership football match!
Really impressed, I will definitely use these facilities again.
Well done!

1  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This was my first time to this sort of event. I was expecting it to be like horse racing where you go early and have a meal before the start of racing. Not so here, the fans shop was open and there was a fish and chip stall but that was it. However, there is a hotel where I had a drink and a nice 3 course meal for £32 so that was good. Next time I won't get there so early or will stay in Reading a bit longer. There is a good bus service from the station return fare £3. It was a good game and London Irish won.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Visitors should be aware that the ground is around 2 miles from the town centre and nearest train station however public transport is available. Buses run from the town centre however expect a long queue after the game to get back. If parking at the ground, you'll again have a wait after the game as cars are held back for around 30 mins to allow foot traffic to pass and then the traffic is slow moving after that. If driving, your best bet is to get to the ground around 12.30/1pm and park at one of the nearby private car parks which are around a 5/10 min walk from the ground depending on which you choose. Do not Parkin the retail park as you WILL be clamped.

Home fans that don't drive, your would be best to cycle if travelling from town. Plenty of cycle parking available, strong security presence around the stadium and a quick getaway after the game.

Food can be expensive at the stadium however it's to be expected. Usual fast food offerings available at the retail park 5 mins down the road. Slightly better quality of food available in the Millennium hotel concourse for home fans on match days. No pubs around the ground, literally just the ground and retail park around.

Generally a great family club which welcomes families. The East stand is typically a bit 'rougher' than the West stand lower/upper and the lower west stand has designated family seating.

1  Thank scratchgrey
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

we went to watch football match there ,great atmosphere.children friendly the only thing is that the food and drinks are expensive best to take your own

1  Thank lesley k
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Reading FC is a great family club that I have visited many times and my son has grown up here attending matches. It is a great place to take the whole family, never ever seen any problems.

1  Thank KWokB
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