29 March 2018
WHAT’S ON: London Irish v Exeter Chiefs, Sunday 15 April (kick-off 3pm)
Next up at the Madejski Stadium is a visit from Exeter Chiefs in Round 20 of the Aviva Premiership on Sunday 15 April (kick-off 3pm).
Your support is more crucial than ever as we continue to fight for Premiership survival. Let's get behind the boys this Sunday, pack out the MadStad and fight with the team!
Tickets are available from just £1 for under 13s throughout the stadium and £23 for adults online at www.lidirect.co.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016.
For full information on ticket pricing, including match day prices, please click here.
Whether you’re a seasoned rugby enthusiast or a newcomer to the world of sports hospitality, with match day packages from just £42 + VAT per person we have something to suit every budget, and we look forward to welcoming you to The Exiles Experience. Click here to find out more about the hospitality packages we have available.
didi Rugby Session
didi Rugby are rugby classes aimed at children from 18 months to six years old which aim to help your child get physically active, teach them new skills and improve their co-ordination, speed and balance. They will also help them learn social skills while having lots of fun in a positive, safe and friendly environment. Find out more here.
didi Rugby will be running free 40-minute taster sessions in the Club Room at the Madejski Stadium from 12pm until 2pm. If you would like to register your child to take part in a taster session session please contact Craig Hunter on [email protected] or 07798 844202.
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.
U12 Match Day Experience
Our community team will be running a coaching clinic at the nearby Leighton Park School for 700 under-12 rugby players, developing their core and position-specific rugby skills, decision-making and game knowledge. Each participant will head to the Madejski Stadium afterwards to watch the game, and over 200 of them will take part in the Guard of Honour to cheer the team onto the pitch, so keep an eye out!
Be sure to listen out for the team announcement as it is a special one this weekend! 10-year-old Rosabella Uden won our competition and will be reading out the team before kick-off.
Paul Bowen will be leading the traditional rendition of Fields of Athenry before kick-off, as well as performing in the Club Room post-match.
There will be some sibling rivalry in the Poo Ball Challenge because our competitions will be brothers James Freeman (15) and Joe Freeman (13) who will be racing each other across the pitch at half-time pushing giant rugby balls!
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 11 April.
Be sure to head to the Club Room in the Princess Suite after the game where there will be a Q&A with recently appointed head coach Les Kiss and the winner of the Man of the Match award. You’ll find the Club Room through the hotel, up the stairs and behind the bar.
Head to the Megastore to pick up a bargain from our End of Season Sale, including 30% off all replica shirts! Also available online at www.londonirishshop.com
The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £4 from the programme sellers outside the Megastore and Gates 1, 7 & 8.
Offering you access to live commentary throughout the match as well as the chance to listen to the referee's mic, and can be used at every Premiership club ground throughout the season. Fan radios are currently half price in our End of Season Sale, so you can pick one up on Sunday for just £5!
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 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 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 a hot meal 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 11 April.
The Mereoak Park & Ride will be operating on a Sunday service, 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).