Away days: Reading
As the Swans get set to face Reading on New Year's Day (3pm), we bring you a fan's guide to the Madejski Stadium to improve your matchday experience.
Reading v Swansea City
Tuesday, January 1 (3pm)
Address: Madejski Stadium, Bennett Road, Reading, RG2 0FL
Distance from the Liberty: 151 miles
Up to 4,300 away supporters are housed in the South Stand at one end of the stadium, where you can enjoy good facilities, plenty of leg room and a superb view of the action. Food on offer includes a selection of pies, as well as burgers and hot dogs.
It is recommended that you avoid the official stadium car park as it can be difficult to exit post-match, while you risk being clamped if you leave your vehicle in the nearby business park.
However, there is street parking available on the right-hand side of the dual carriageway as you leave junction 11 on the M4.
Alternatively, there is a park-and-ride facility at Mereoak, from which buses run to Reading town centre via the Madejski Stadium.
From Swansea, the journey to Reading takes around three-and-a-half hours.
Thereon, you catch the F1 ‘Football Special’ bus, which costs from £2 for a return fare and will arrive at the stadium within 15 minutes.
Trains leave Swansea at 17 minutes past the hour from 7am.
The return journeys depart at 28 minutes past the hour between 5pm and 10pm, with the exception of 7.28pm.
Holiday Inn (RG2 0SL) – 1 mile from the Madejski Stadium
The World Turned Upside Town (RG2 0JE) – 1.1 mile
The Swan (RG7 1AT) – 1.5 miles
Crescent Hotel (RG1 6LL) – 2.5 miles from the Madejski Stadium
Travelodge Reading Central (RG1 7LT) – 2.6 miles
The Great Expectations (RG1 4PS) – 2.8 miles
Premier Inn Reading Central (RG1 2HN) – 2.9 miles
Ibis Reading Centre (RG1 1DP) – 3.5 miles
River and Rowing Museum
The Museum of Reading
Swansea fans can pay on the day at the Madejski Stadium.
Sales will be from the South Stand Ticket Office, which is located between gates 9 & 10 at the Madejski Stadium.
The South Stand Ticket Office will be open from 1.30pm. Supporters will be able to phone the ticket office from 10am on matchday on 01189681313.