Fans who aren't on the clubs computer system as having booked for previous home games will not be able to purchase tickets for the fixture on November 15th. This is to prevent non-Reading supporting individuals from buying tickets for the game.
However, in addition, anyone with a SE postcode will not be allowed to buy tickets for the game - even if they have been to a home game at the Madejski Stadium. The mind boggles as to what will happen to season ticket holders living in the SE region...
The club have suggested that for individual cases they may consider allowing people in, but everyone must be hoping that there is no repeat of the Cardiff City debacle. Scores of people had to be turned away on matchday because the system suggested that they had never booked for a home game before.
In reality the vast majority of these people had been to games but had always paid with cash on a matchday so their details had never been added to the club's database system.
Fans are advised to book in advance for this fixture if they have any concerns about whether they will be eligible for tickets or not.
Prices for this game will of course be charged at the normal price. If booking in advance on the internet, fans must pay £16 for an adults ticket and £9 for a concession in the Lower West, East and North Stands. In the Upper West it will be £19 and £12 if you pre-book online.
If you choose to pre-book by phone or calling in at the ticket office you will be required to pay £18 for an adults ticket, £10 for a concession and £15 for a disabled ticket in the Lower West, East and North Stands. Tickets for the Upper West will cost £20 and £13.
Finally, if you leave buying tickets until matchday, you will have to pay extra for the privilege of leaving it late. Adults will be charged £20 for a ticket, £13 for a concession and £18 for a disabled person in the Lower West, East and North Stands. In the Upper West it will cost fans £23 for an adult and £16 for a concession.
Students who hope to attend the game with a concessions ticket will have to show valid student ID on the turnstiles, be it an NUS Card or similar.