Madejski Stadium To Screen Brentford Game On Giant TV

Last updated : 09 April 2002 By Rob Cooper
Unless the Royals clinch automatic promotion this weekend then they will go to Brentford on the last day of the season needing a result. Unfortunately, all 2,000 tickets for away fans at Griffin Park have been snapped up by season ticket holders. However, the club have announced plans to place a huge sixteen metres TV on the pitch to show the game live.

Four thousand tickets are available for the game, all in the North Stand. They will be priced at £10 for adults and £5 for children and are on sale now. The turnstiles will open at 2pm, food and refreshments will be available from the bar. The match is not been shown live anywhere else so the club are hopeful that they will sell all the tickets.

Spokesman Boyd Butler told, “There are thousands of supporters who were disappointed because we could not get more tickets from Brentford.

”The big screen is something that many people approached us about and we are glad that all the permissions have been granted from the League, Brentford, the FA and ITV Digital.

"This is the first time we have done this type of event and we are hopeful that we get at least 3000 tickets sold as that is the break even figure and it would be nice to think that we don't lose money on this. It is going to be the nearest thing to being there and as it won't be on any TV channel this is the only place to watch it.

”If it is the game which gets us promoted it could be a really good party atmosphere and I would expect most people would stay on after to welcome the team when they get back to the Stadium at around 6pm.”