17 September 2018

WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Bedford Blues, Sunday 23 September (kick-off 3pm)  

We're back at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday 23 September when we welcome Bedford Blues as our rivals.

Tickets

Tickets are available from £22 for adults and £4 for children online at www.lidirect.co.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm).


Please note that all ticket prices will increase by £3 on match day, so be sure to book in advance. Click here for full information on tickets and pricing.

Hospitality

London Irish is synonymous with the warm welcomes and genuine openness of Irish culture. Our club is one of inclusion, support and the best craic! Our hospitality packages will ensure you and your guests leave with fond memories that they take with them long after the game ends.

If you've never enjoyed hospitality at a London Irish home game then we encourage you join us in one of our lounges this season for the ultimate London Irish experience! Please click here to view our hospitality options, starting from just £35 + VAT per person.

London Irish Supporter Village

Head to the London Irish Supporter Village outside the Megastore before the game, where there will be entertainment, face painting, giveaways, player appearances and more!

The club are looking to assemble a flexible LIVE (London Irish Volunteer Entertainers) team to help run the Supporter Village from 12.15pm to 2.30pm. All LIVE team members will be invited to an end of season event to thank them for their service and each supporter who volunteers at three or more match days will receive an official LIVE branded item of merchandise. If you would like more information or would like to join the LIVE team, please email [email protected].

Talent Showcase

We are offering supporters the chance to showcase their talents in the Supporter Village before the match. From 1.30pm to 2pm, we will be opening the floor for budding performers to show off their skills - whether it's singing, dancing, stand up comedy, juggling, playing an instrument, acrobatics... anything!

If you want to showcase your act, reveal a hidden talent or just have a bit of fun, sign up to our Talent Showcase and the floor is yours. There will be a PA system in place for you to use and we will happily promote your performance online before the game.

If you would like more information or would like to perform before a home game, please email [email protected].

Macmillan coffee morning & cake sale

We'll be holding a coffee morning & cake sale in the Supporter Village before the game to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

We will gratefully receive cake donations to the Village from 12.30pm and there'll be a prize for the best looking cake! We'll be offering free tea & coffee from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

If baking cakes isn't your forte but eating them is, be sure to stop off at the Supporter Village before your game to buy a slice and help us changes lives.

Digger's Dugout

Digger’s Dugout will be in the North Stand concourse with a bouncy castle and games for our junior Exiles.

Big Screen

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 19 September.

Half-time Poo Ball Challenge

 

The classic Poo Ball Challenge is back and we're looking for two pairs of competitors who will race each other across the pitch at half-time pushing giant rugby balls.

Fancy a go? Email [email protected] with your name and age to apply!

Club Room

The Club Room will be open after the game for members only, and each member can bring in a guest.

After the game there will be a coach and player Q&A, Man of the Match presentation and live music from Ronan MacManus.

Megastore

The Megastore will be open before and after the game where you'll be able to browse our new training range, bag a bargain from our clearance sale and pre-order a 2018/19 replica shirt.


Programme

The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1 and 4.

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.

Food and drink

There are a number of kiosks in the 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.

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 www.lidirect.co.uk up to 3pm on Wednesday 19 September.

The Mereoak Park & Ride will also be operating, for more information visit  http://www.reading-buses.co.uk/park-and-ride/

The Mereoak park & ride is situated just south of junction 11 of the M4, take the A33 towards Basingstoke and follow the signs for the park & ride site. The post code is RG7 1PB.

For Sunday games, please note the Park & Ride operates one bus per hour and will stop at the Costco bus stop at the roundabout at the bottom of the entrance to the stadium.

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.

By rail:

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.

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 on Twitter by following @LiRFC.

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