Reading: Club Profile
It seems like us and the Royals in the FA Cup go together like birds of a feather; paired three times in eight seasons. The most memorable occasion, perhaps, was our 1-0 win at their place during our 2011-2 FA Cup run.
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Travel Information – Distance: 63 miles
Getting to the Madejski Stadium is a relatively simple affair by road, with the venue pretty much located just off Junction 11 of the M4. From Stevenage, head southbound on the A1 and cut across on the A414 to take the M25 towards Heathrow Airport. At Junction 15, take the westbound M4.
It is around 23-and-a-half miles from the M25 to Junction 11, from where you need the A33 for Reading. Continue towards the town centre through three roundabouts, before taking the first exit at the fourth for Northern Way. Turn left onto Hoops Way and again onto Shooters Way.
According to Reading's official website, limited overflow parking is available at the ground for £8; non-permit holders required to enter via Northern Way as detailed above. The car park at the nearby hotel, meanwhile, is for guests only.
The official website does, however, have information about alternative parking sites. These include Foster Wheeler, which is free but also involves a £4 shuttle bus ride. The Greyhound/Speedway Stadium costs £8, as does Worton Grange (formerly HP Invent).
Foster Wheeler is signposted as "park and ride" from Junction 11 along the B3270. The Greyhound/Speedway Stadium site is accessible from the A33 by turning right into Bennet Road at the roundabout.
Worton Grange is on the right at the first roundabout having joined the A33. This can only be accessed by turning left after approaching from Basinsgtoke Road, however.
Services to: LONDON PADDINGTON
Reading's train station is located in the centre of the town, but connects with the stadium through the Fasttrack Park and Ride green bus. You could try the walk, but it is a three-mile trek and will take you the best part of an hour.