26 February 2020

London Irish are back in action at the Madejski Stadium this weekend, with a visit from Wasps on Sunday 1 March in Round 12 of the Gallagher Premiership (kick-off 2.30pm).

With both sides coming into the match on the back of good results, it promises to deliver an exciting battle with each team eager to maintain momentum.

Tickets

Tickets are available from £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
  • Family tickets are just £49 for two adults and two concessions - that's only £12.25 each!

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.

Club Room

After the match the Club Room will be open, and there will be Q&A’s with coaches Les Kiss and Declan Danaher, as well as the St Patrick's Distillery Man of the Match.

Charity

London Irish are proud to be supporting the Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue for this fixture. They will be bucket collecting and fundraising for their charity.

The Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue is one of the oldest of the Lowland Rescue teams in the UK and are on call 24-7/365 days a year to search for vulnerable missing persons. They can be deployed to search challenging terrains including urban, woodland and on the water. Search & Rescue volunteers across the UK are often the first point of call for police forces when vulnerable individuals, such as children, people with mental health problems or learning disabilities, those suffering with Alzheimer’s and indeed anyone who, at the time of their disappearance, is believed to be at risk of injury or death.

BLSAR is a registered charity and every member of the team freely volunteers their time to the specialist training required as well as deploying on live searches at any time.

Merchandise SALE!

We launched a sale at the Gloucester game, where supporters can save up to 30% off selected items from the BLK Official Kit range, and that sale continues in store this weekend - with additional new items added!

If you can't make it to the game, you can shop the sale through our online merchandise store here

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!

Half-time

We're pumping up the Poo Balls again this Sunday and bringing the sumo suits with us for ultimate silliness!

If you want to get involved at half-time, please email [email protected] to enter to take part.

Player Meet & Greet

Players will be in the club gazebo in the Supporters Village at 1.15pm for selfies and autographs!

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 26 February.

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

PLEASE NOTE: There will be travel disruption on both South Western Railway and Great Western Railway this weekend.

South Western Railway:

The lines between Ascot and Reading will be closed all day for signalling work and track maintenance. A revised service will run between London Waterlooo and Ascot. Replacement buses will run between Ascot and Reading. Full information can be found here.

Great Western Railway:

Some trains between London Paddington and Newbury will not run. Buses will reaplce trains between Reading and Basingstoke. Buses will replace rains between Reading/Didcot Parkway and Swindon. Full information can be found here.

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 26 February.

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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