Half Price Tickets For Rearranged Clash

Last updated : 01 January 2003 By Rob Cooper
Cureton goes past Impey in the treacherous conditions
Cureton goes past Impey in the treacherous conditions
Reading have announced that there will be a 50% reduction on tickets for the replay with Leicester City at the Madejski Stadium after there game with the Foxes on New Year's Day was abandoned at half time because of a waterlogged pitch.

As half of the match had already been played the club do not have to offer the 18,569 strong crowd a refund or free tickets for the replay. Therefore, there is no need for those who attended the match to keep their ticket stubs.

No date has been set for the game but the match will likely be played on a weekday evening. But with tickets costing as little as £9 for adults and £4.50 for children there will be massive crowd at the Madejski.

Whilst ther has been no official confirmation, it is widely believed that season ticket holders will get into the replay for free.

Some supporters are understood to be unhappy that the club aren't offering refunds for what turned out to be half a game of football on a pitch that was frankly a farce.

Chief Executive Nigel Howe sympathises with the fans and it was for this reason that he made the decision to make tickets half their normal price.

"It was disappointing that the game had to be abandoned because everyone had worked hard to get it on. We wanted to make the rearranged game half price as a gesture to everybody," he said to readingfc.co.uk.