Check out our handy Away Days travel guideSteve Lomas takes his Millwall side to face Reading on Saturday at the Madejski Stadium (3pm) so here we take a look at all the need-to-know information for fans making the journey to Berkshire to support The Lions...
Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0FL
Reading's Madejski Stadium was opened in August 1998 at a total cost of over £50m. The Stadium, a project of then-Chairman John Madejski, staged its first international sporting event a year after opening when England's U21s beat their Luxembourg counterparts 5-0 in front of close to 20,000 spectators. Since then, the ground has played host to numerous other U21 internationals, as well as Rugby World Cup clashes, and is also home to Aviva Premiership Rugby side London Irish. The record attendance stands at 24,134 for Manchester United's Premier League visit back in January 2008.
This match is all-ticket.
Tickets are now on sale to season ticket holders and members priced at £25 adults, £17 over 65s, £17 17-21 years and £10 U17s. They will go off sale at 2pm on Friday 25th October, and our initial allocation is 1,717 tickets.
Wheelchair/Ambulant Disabled supporters need to call 0844 826 2004 - option 1 to book tickets.
There are three easy ways to buy tickets:
- Online at www.millwalltickets.com (Booking fees apply)
- By phone on 0844 826 2004 - option 2 (calls to this number will cost 5p per minute from your BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will be considerably more. Booking fees apply)
- In person/by post at the Millwall Ticket Office
Please note that the coach pick-up for this match only is on Blackheath (the Village side) in South Row close to the Princess of Wales Public House (postcode SE3 0RL). The Public House is close to the Clarendon Hotel.
There is unrestricted parking further along South Row and Kidbrooke Gardens and side roads (South Row and Kidbrooke Gardens run from the Public House towards Kidbrooke). There is also unrestricted parking on some roads on the Heath. Beware of parking restrictions and private roads.
The nearest railway station is Blackheath (3/4 mile) and buses 54 and 75 from Lewisham pass by, as does the 108. Bus 53 travels across the Heath from New Cross/Old Kent Road.
Coach tickets are priced at £14. These can be purchased by season ticket holders and members in person at the Ticket Office, online at www.millwalltickets.com or via the call centre on 0844 826 2004 - option 2 . All coaches operate a strict no-alcohol policy. No coach refunds.
Independent Coach Travel
For those supporters travelling to away games independently by privately hired coach or mini-bus, please inform us on 020 7232 122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org leaving a message for the attention of Simon or Ken, and including your contact details. We will then pass the details on to the host club which will hopefully ease your passage to the ground when you arrive. We would remind you that alcohol is not permitted on coaches or mini-buses travelling to football matches.
Leave the M4 at Junction 11 and bear left on the A33 relief road which leads you directly to the stadium. The Madejski Complex is well signposted from Junction 11.
The recommended car park for visiting supporters is Foster Wheeler, Shinfield Park, RG2 9FW. Parking is free of charge and is only a short bus ride away from the stadium. Bus fares (for a return) are £4 for adults and £2.50 for a child. To get to Foster Wheeler, take exit B3270 (signposted Earley) from Junction 11, M4, and follow signs to 'Match Reading FC Park & Ride'.
If you are a Blue Badge holder you can park in Reading's Disabled car park for £5, subject to availability. The club advise that you use the Northern Way entrance (with B&Q on the left), and continue straight ahead where car park attendants will take payment and direct you to available spaces.
The closest rail station is Reading, roughly three miles away. From the station take a Fastrack Park & Ride service which brings you directly to the Madjeski. The pick up point is opposite the old bus depot, underneath the bingo hall. The shuttle services are regular before and after the game, and cost £4 for adults and £2.50 juniors.
The Madejski Stadium is 46 miles away from The Den, a travel time by road of around one hour and six minutes.