Sleeping Bags At The Ready...

By Rob Cooper
Last updated : 18 November 2003
The queues outside the Madejski Stadium tomorrow morning will be going all the way down the A33 as supporters will be desperate to get their hands on the precious few remaining tickets for our Carling Cup Fourth Round game against Chelsea.

Fans who want to get hold of a ticket are advised to get to the ground very early as there is going to be massive demand for the few remaining seats - pack your sleeping bag!

Indeed, when tickets initially went on sale to season ticket holders one individual was queuing outside the ticket office from 4am - even though his season ticket was reserved for a week.

Thus far only season ticket holders and Huddersfield stub holders have had the opportunity to get their hands on the prized passes but tomorrow morning the last remaining four hundred or so will go on sale to personal callers at the East Stand Ticket Office at 9am.

Callers will be able to purchase a maximum of two tickets per person. Although the club had said that they would allow fans to buy tickets over the internet and phone once they were released for general sale, this decision has been reversed as so few seats remain.

The bulk of the remaining seats are in the bottom couple of rows of the North Stand, but there are also a few in the North-East corner, the South-East Corner, and a few in the Upper West at the corner with the South Stand.

Ticket prices are £18 for adults, £10 for under 16s, students and OAPs. However, if you wish to snap up one of the seats in the Upper West, they will cost you £20 for adults and £13 for under 16s, students and kids.

Wheelchair and helper tickets cost £15, but Reading MAD advise you to call the Ticket Office on (0118) 968 1000 and check availability before travelling to the ground to get hold of tickets.

Stub holders or season ticket holders who are yet to purchase their match tickets must do so before 5pm tonight or risk missing out to Joe Public.

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