Having had to endure a summer without football the match will be a glorious celebration of the coming of football once more.
New signing Scott Murray should make his competitive debut, whilst the likes of Danny Cullip and David Connolly could also appear in a Reading shirt for the first time as they are expected to sign for the club shortly.
As it is the season's opening day, football-hungry Reading followers are expected to snap up the allocation, so those who intend to travel to Norfolk better pay attention or they will miss out!
Our game against Ipswich takes place on Saturday 9th August at Portman Road, kick off 3pm. The game takes place just days before the 30,000 capacity ground plays host to a full international, England v Croatia.
With the Tractor Boys currently in a spot of financial bother, prices are understandably high. Adults will have to pay a pricey £23 to attend the game, senior citizens £16, under 16s £8 and disabled supporters £19.
However, those pricing rules apply to just over 1500 of the allocation. The remaining 336 tickets will be priced at a higher £28 for adults, £17 for senior citizens and £8 for under 16s.
Season ticket holders can get hold of tickets from Monday 21st July, they can buy a maximum of two per season ticket. STAR supporters club members can buy tickets from Monday 28th July. Any remaining tickets will then go on general sale on Wednesday 30th July.
No information is available as yet in regard to STAR supporters club travel.