26 January 2018
WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Wasps, Saturday 27 January (kick-off 3pm)
We’re back at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 27 January when we welcome Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup. With kids for a quid, a family of four can have a fun day out from just £32 - a great value way to beat the January blues!
Tickets are available from just £1 for under 13s throughout the stadium and from £15 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 before midnight on Friday 26 January.
For full information on ticket pricing, including match day prices, please click here.
Here’s all you need to know:
Player signing session
Members of our senior squad will be in 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!
For the Junior Exiles, Digger’s Dugout will be in the North Stand with free face painting, a bouncy castle and games, and you can pick up your free London Irish clap banner.
Head to the Megastore to bag yourself some bargains from our January sales! Home and away replica shirts are currently 15% off, and if you buy one before the end of January you’ll get an Official 2018 London Irish calendar for free!
Don't forget to pick up your London Irish programme for £4 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1, 7 & 8.
The Jazz Café
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.
To get your toes tapping in the lead-up to the game, Ronan MacManus will be performing on the pitch before kick-off.
To keep you entertained at half-time we’ve got the Poo Ball Challenge, where a pair of competitors race each other across the pitch pushing giant rugby balls. The winner will then get to play the London Irish Lucky Prize Board with the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
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] by midnight on Wednesday 24 January.
The Club Room in the Princess Suite will be open as usual after the game with live music from Ronan MacManus. The Man of the Match award will also be presented in the Club Room approximately 40 minutes after the final whistle and there will be a player Q&A.
Offering you access to the referee's mic throughout the match, the radios are just £10 and can be used at every Premiership club ground throughout the season. They will be on sale in the Megastore and at the programme selling points. The radios will also give you access to live match commentary during Aviva Premiership games. The batteries are replaceable, and they even double up as an FM radio!
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.
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 lamb tagine (or chickpea and root vegetable tagine) with a pint of beer / glass of wine / 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!
Parking is £10 at the stadium subject to availability. The Greyhound Stadium car park will be closed for this game. 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. You can find a map here: http://bit.ly/2ysNpuZ
Please leave extra time for your journey because of roadworks on the A33.
Travelling by train to Reading Station is recommended due to busy roads in the area and in-demand parking at the stadium. 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 tomorrow, you can follow the action at the MadStad on Twitter (@LiRFC) and Snapchat (londonirishrfc).