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Away Days: Reading

23 October 2014

Prepare For Saturday's Game

Blackpool are back on the road this weekend, returning to a ground which will bring back some unhappy memories from earlier in the year.

The Seasiders were beaten 5-1 at Reading in January, so will be hoping for a much more enjoyable afternoon on Saturday when they visit the Madejski Stadium.

Here is a quick guide on getting to Reading.

By car: Around 140 miles separate Blackpool and Reading, and it takes under four hours to travel between the two grounds.

Madejski Stadium,

By train: Travelling via train involves two changes from Blackpool North for supporters to make. From Preston the advised route involves getting to Wolverhampton, before changing for Reading. The final part of the journey takes just under two hours, after a 75 minutes trip to Wolverhampton from Preston.

While there are no pubs close to the stadium, alcohol is served within the Madejski Stadium. There is also a retail park nearby with a McDonalds, KFC and Pizza Hut.

The Madejski Stadium was opened in 1998 and has been home to Reading ever since, and London Irish rugby union side since 2000.

The first match at the stadium saw The Royals beat Luton Town 3-0, after the club had left Elm Park.

In 2012 24,184 supporters attended a Premier League clash with Everton, the record attendance which marginally exceeded the stadium's capacity.

Tickets go off sale from Bloomfield Road at 1pm Thursday, and while tickets are available on the day, the cost increases.

Ticket prices are available HERE.

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