Reading haven't faced the U's since April 2001 and are unlikely to play them again for a while as in Football League terms the two sides are poles apart.
So scarce is a local derby for the Royals these days that the result will be remembered for years to come. It is, as Ian Atkins described it, the tie of the round. But for the people of Oxfordshire and those from Berkshire, it means more.
Understandably there has been much interest in the game which is sure to be a 12,500 sell-out at the three-sided Kassam Stadium.
However, fans who are eager to get their hands on the little pieces of gold dust some call tickets, will have to wait a while as they do not go on sale until Monday 8th September when season ticket holders will be able to purchase a maxium of two per season ticket. The game is all ticket, none will be available on the day of the game.
Supporters club members will be able to purchase their tickets from Wednesday 10th, before any remaining seats go on general sale on Thursday 11th.
Tickets, will cost £14.50 for adults and £9 for under 16s and over 65s. Students will have to pay £11. Strangely, wheelchair and helper tickets are sold separately and will cost £6 each. If either the disabled or helper is under 16 or over 65 they will have to pay just £3 for admittance.
For supporters who wish to travel to the game by coach can book seats on the STAR supporters coach (providing they are STAR members) for £8. Coaches will leave the Madejski Stadium at 6pm, and depart from Station Hill at 6.15pm.
Young Royals can travel on a different coach and may be accompanied by a maximum of two adults per Young Royal. Adult tickets cost £22 whilst Young Royals will have to pay £16. This high price includes the cost of a match ticket. Fans should book early or risk missing out.