WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Leicester Tigers

4 November 2019

London Irish return to the Madejski Stadium for Round 4 of the Gallagher Premiership as they take on Leicester Tigers. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the game…

Tickets

Tickets are available from just £28 for adults and £7 for kids if you book in advance by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 or online by clicking here.

  • There is a 25% discount for 10 or more adults.
  • All ticket prices increase by £3 on the day.
  • For full information on ticket pricing, including match day prices, please click here.

Hospitality

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, entertaining clients or simply looking for an enhanced match day experience, we have a hospitality offering perfect for you.

Why not try our new 1898 Club? The recently refurbished lounge offers a contemporary and stylish environment to enjoy a delicious lunch, pre-match player Q&A and panoramic views of the pitch.

With packages from just £49 + VAT per person we have something to suit every budget. Click here to find out more about the hospitality packages we have available, and email [email protected] to book.

London Irish AFES Ticket Offer

London Irish are committed to offering half price tickets to all Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel for the game.

If you are a serving member of the Armed Forces or Emergency Services and would like to take advantage of this discount, please email [email protected] with a proof of ID to receive the promotional code. The discount is valid in all areas of the stadium excluding the West Stand centre blocks, and must be redeemed in advance of match day.

Cashback Initiative

Following England's Rugby World Cup campaign, London Irish are supporting grassroot rugby clubs to follow in their footsteps by offering cashback on tickets sold for Sunday's game against Leicester Tigers. Find out more by clicking here.

Club Room

The Club Room will be open after the game where there will be Q&A's with latest arrival Steve Mafi, director of rugby Declan Kidney and the St Patrick's Distillery Man of the Match.

Remembrance Sunday

This year, the fixture falls on Remembrance Sunday, where we will be observing a minutes silence to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and woman who lost theirs lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

Digger’s Dugout

For the younger supporters, Digger’s Dugout will be in the North Stand concourse where there will be free face painting, inflatables and games.

Guard of Honour

We are pleased to welcome children from the U14 Match Day Experience to make up the Guard of Honour.

Half-time ‘High Ball’ Challenge

We’re encouraging supporters to volunteer to take part in our half-time high ball challenge! A London Irish player will kick a ball in the air and our competitor will have to catch a high ball wearing inflatable boxing gloves. Sounds pretty easy right?

To register your interest, email [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday 6 November.

If you catch it, we’ll send you a signed photo of you with the kicker!

Player Signing Session

Players will be at the gazebo in the Supporter Village at 1.45pm for autographs and selfies!

Charity

We’re delighted to have The Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal attending the match. The foundation supports our Armed Forces community, providing lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. Members of The Princes Trust in association with the London Irish Foundation will be collecting funds on the day, so please bring any loose change to donate.

If you see any volunteers from The Royal British Legion please have a chat about the great work they do, and donate if you can.

Big Screen

If you would like a message, whether it be birthday or celebration, to be shown on the big screen during half-time, please email your message to [email protected] by midnight on Wednesday 6 November.

Merchandise Store

For the 2019/20 season we are operating our own, dedicated, 700 square foot London Irish Store at the Madejski Stadium selling BLK replica, leisurewear and gifts. You can find it in the VIP car park outside the ticket office. If you can't make it to the game, our Online Merchandise store is now live. Please visit http://shop.london-irish.com

Programme

The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3.50 from the programme sellers outside each set of turnstiles (Gates 1, 3, 7 & 8).

If you can’t make it to the game, you can download the programme from MatchDayInfo, click here for more information.

Food & drink

There are a number of kiosks in the East Stand, Lower West Stand and Upper West Stand concourses selling a range of food and drink options including pies, hot dogs, wraps, gourmet burgers, pizza and soup, as well as crisps, chocolate bars and sweets.

A selection of hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are also available from the concourse kiosks including draught bitter, lager and cider.

All of the concourse bars now accept contactless payment. Most kiosks will have one till that will still be accepting cash payment. Please refer to the signage surrounding the kiosks.

Please note, the early bird meal offer will not be running in the Windsor Lounge this season.

Travel

By car:

Parking is £10 at the stadium subject to availability. You can pre-book car parking through the ticket office by calling 0118 968 1016 or online at ticketing.londonirish.net up to 3pm on Wednesday 6 November.

The Madejski Stadium can be approached from the A33 Reading Relief Road which links to the M4 Motorway. Exit the M4 at Junction 11 heading for Reading on the A33. At the first roundabout, take the 2nd left onto the Reading Relief Road, passing the Stadium on your left. At the next roundabout (past McDonalds) take the first left onto Northern Way and follow signs to car parks. Click here for a map.

By bus:

Reading Buses operate a frequent R1 service between the Southwest Interchange bus station by Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium on match days.

Buses depart from the Southwest Interchange up to 3 hours before kick-off and work as a frequent service until roughly 20 minutes before kick-off. 

Returning from the Madejski, services depart from Northern Way after full-time and operate for around two and a half hours. For more information on the additional bus services provided for London Irish match days, click here.

The buses will accept cash or contactless payment. It is £4.50 for an adult return, £2.50 for a boost return (18 & under) and £5 for a group return (four passengers travelling together).

Security

Please be aware that stewards will be carrying out bag checks on entry to the stadium. We encourage you to only bring a bag if necessary and to leave extra time to enter the stadium. Please note that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the stadium.

If you aren't able to make it to the game, you can follow the action at the MadStad on Twitter (@LiRFC).

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