9 February 2018
WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Sale Sharks, Saturday 10 February (kick-off 3pm)
The Aviva Premiership returns for the first of a crucial block of games with a visit from Sale Sharks to the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 10 February (kick-off 3pm).
With Ireland v Italy and England v Wales in the NatWest 6 Nations on the same day, it’s going to be a Super Saturday at the Madejski Stadium with both games being shown on big screens.
Tickets are available from £3 for under 13s and £23 for adults if you book in advance by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to noon) or online at www.lidirect.co.uk.
For full information on ticket pricing, including match day prices, please click here.
Player signing session
Members of our senior squad will be outside the Megastore at 2pm to meet supporters and sign autographs. The players love to get to know supporters so come and say hi - and don't forget to bring something to get signed!
Head to the Megastore to browse our replica kit, training range and leisure wear - there’s something for everyone!
St Patrick’s Party Shirt
We will be taking pre-orders for our limited edition 2018 St Patrick’s Party shirt in the Megastore at the game as well as online from 1 February.
Ireland v Italy
The Ireland v Italy 6 Nations game kicks off at 2.15pm and the first half will be shown on the screens in the Club Room and Windsor Lounge with free access for all supporters.
Offering you access to live commentary throughout the match as well as the chance to listen to the referee's mic, the radios are just £10 and can be used at every Premiership club ground throughout the season. The batteries are replaceable, and they even double up as an FM radio! They will be sold by the London Irish Supporters Club outside hospitality reception and in the Club Shop.
The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £4 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1, 7 & 8.
The Jazz Cafe
The Jazz Cafe in the East Stand will be open before the game from 12.30pm, at half-time and for an hour after the game.
In honour of the NatWest 6 Nations, we’ll be holding our own mini 6 Nations contest on the pitch at half-time with a drop goal challenge! If you are English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French or Italian and would like to take part, you can enter by clicking here.
Do you have a special occasion coming up? If you would like a message to be shown on the big screen during half-time, please email your message to [email protected]om by midnight on Wednesday 7 February.
England v Wales
The England v Wales 6 Nations game kicks off at 4.45pm and will be shown on the screens in the Club Room and Windsor Lounge with free access for all supporters.
Post-match Q&A and Man of the Match presentation
We will squeeze in a post-match Q&A and present the Man of the Match award during half-time of the England v Wales game in the Club Room
Food and 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, 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, cider and Guinness and bottles of craft lager and real ale.
And there are a number of meal deals:
• Hot food item & beer or wine: £8
• Snack & hot drink or soft drink: £3.50
• Hot food item & hot drink or soft drink: £5.70
Early Bird food and drink offer
We will be running an Early Bird food and drink offer in the Windsor Lounge before the match. You'll be able to purchase beef stew and dumplings with a pint of beer, glass of wine or a soft drink for just £8.50 between noon and 1pm. All the more reason to get to the MadStad early, enjoy the craic and make a day of it!
For more refreshment options head to the Fanzone outside the East Stand where you’ll find the Yo Beef Burger stall selling a selection of deluxe burgers, bacon rolls, hot dogs and steakhouse chips and the Oinker Hog Roast stall offering roast pork rolls & baguettes and steakhouse chips. You’ll also find the Piglets Pie Cart selling sausage rolls, pies and chips and the Heineken bar and Real Ale truck selling Good Old Boy bitter.
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 www.lidirect.co.uk up to 3pm on Wednesday 7 February. The Mereoak Park & Ride will be operating, for more information visit http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/park-and-ride/
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.
Please leave extra time for your journey because of roadworks around the stadium and on the M4.
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 until 7.15pm.
Please note that you will need to pay in cash - £3.50 for an adult return and £2 for an Under 19 return ticket. Click here for more information.
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) and Snapchat (londonirishrfc).