13 March 2016
With our St Patrick’s Day game right around the corner, we wanted to give you an update on what is happening and when this Sunday 20th March. It is full steam ahead as this year is set to bigger and better than ever before!
Itinerary of Main Stage Entertainment
11am – Supporters village Opens
11am – DJ Minty kicks off the music
11:30am – Paul Bowen Band takes the stage to continue the Musical entertainment
12:15pm – Make sure you get noticed ready for our Fancy Dress Competition
12:30pm – Musical Entertainment continues with the Reels
13:15pm – Watch the magical moves of the McGahan Irish Dance Academy
13:30pm – Sing along to The Lagan before the rugby action kicks off
3pm – The Exiles kick off against the Cherry and Whites
5pm – Continue the adrenaline by singing along to fan favourites, BibleCode Sundays
6pm – Reflect on the action with the Man of the Match presentation and Q&A
6:10pm – They’re back! BibleCode Sundays take to the stage once again
6:30pm – DJ Minty bookends the family fun day and wraps things up with his musical delights
8pm – Our St Patrick’s Day game Supporters Village closes until next year!
There are plenty of other activities taking place around the Stadium for you to get involved in this St Patrick’s Day game. To find out more about what’s happening on the day, click here.
To get you to the Stadium on time in order to take advantage of all this entertainment, we have listed some travel news so you can plan your journey ahead of the exciting day.
Traveling by Car
Due to the scale of this St Patrick’s Day game, parking on Sunday 20th March will differ to a regular home fixture. Please see below parking options for supporters:
- Season Yellow and Orange Parking as per all matchdays
- Red Parking Permit holders - Car Park 3
Matchday Parking on a first come, first serve basis with the following options:
- Greyhound Stadium (600 spaces) - £7 per car – (Five minutes’ walk to the Stadium. Access off the A33 at the Bennet Road roundabout.)
- Cordwallis, Bennet Road, RG2 0QX - £5 per car – (Five minute walk to the stadium located opposite the Jaguar garage on Bennet Road)
- Holiday Inn, Imperial Way, RG2 0SL – £7 per car – (10-15 minute walk to the stadium)
- Mereoak Park & Ride, RG7 1PB (573 spaces) – Free to Park – (Click here to view the timetable)
- Please note: This involves a short bus ride to and from the stadium. Fares on return bus shuttle are £3.50 adult return and £1.70 child return. Directions: situated just south of junction 11 of the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke and follow the signs for the park & ride site
- NO Service from Foster Wheeler or Worton Grange (CLOSED)
Traveling by Bus
Find out more about the Reading Bus service for a rugby match-day by clicking here.
Service R1 – Stadium Shuttle running from the Reading Station to Madejski Stadium will run 3 buses between 10.30am and 12noon, increasing to 12 buses between 12noon-3pm and 4.30pm-6pm, and three buses between 6pm-9pm.
Service 60R – Mereoak Park and Ride to Madejski will run from 12.53pm running every 15 minutes until 2.49pm, returning 4.45pm with last bus at 7.15p
Traveling by Train
The nearest railway station to Madejski Stadium is Reading. Once you arrive at the station you can catch the Greenwave Park & Ride service. Please note, this does not leave from the Old Bus Station. These run from Station Road stop EF on Saturdays.
Traveling by Bike
There are a number of bike racks available at the Madejski Stadium in front of the Park & Ride car park which are free to use.
From as little as £22 for adults and £4 for kids, you can take advantage of a feast of entertainment including Aviva Premiership rugby, live music and our Supporters Village. Click here to buy your tickets online or by call our ticket hotline on 0118 968 1016