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Sports events at Madejski Stadium - park & ride 

Mereoak sports 

Whenever there are Reading FC first team games on at the Madejski Stadium, Mereoak park and ride runs a special 'sports' service. The timetable is adjusted to provide more buses running to and from the Stadium. You can see the timetable for Mereoak park & ride including matchdays here.
As this is a special service, different fares apply. You can find all the fares and ticket options below.

   single  day return
 adult  £2.50  £4
 under-19s  £1.20  £1.70

group return

Travel together to the match and save! Up to 5 people (maximum three adults) can travel to and from the match for just £5.50! Available from the driver from three hours before kick-off.

Concessionary passes

Concessionary passes are not available for use on Mereoak sports buses (60f). If you are using Mereoak park & ride to get to the match, you will need to pay the normal cash fare.

other tickets and smartcards

If you board any greenwave bus to/from the Madejski Stadium within 3 hours of a match kicking off or within 1 hour of a match finishing, including Mereoak Sports buses, there are some restrictions on what tickets you can buy or use.

what tickets can I buy from the driver?

During the period stated above, only football single and return tickets can be bought on greenwave buses to or from the Madejski Stadium.

what tickets are valid for use during the football times?

During the football times stated above, you can use the following greenwave tickets to get to or from the Madejski Stadium, but cannot buy them on bus:
adult or Solo greenwave return
greenwave 2together or group return
greensaver 12
greensaver 10/20/40 smartcards
greenwave monthly/quarterly smartcards
All other tickets (e.g. simplyReading weekly) are not valid on greenwave buses during these times.

Madejski park & ride during sports events

Like the Mereoak park & ride, Madejski park & ride changes whenever there are events on at the Madejski Stadium. The timetable changes to adjust for the event and you can find the times here
Before and during events, parking is restricted, so please check before travelling. Alternative park and ride facilities are available at Mereoak or Winnersh Triangle.
(Please note, buses do not run on Sundays for London Irish games)