Madejski Stadium, Behind East Stand

FOR THOSE NEW TO TRAVELLING WITH STAR

A dozen or so things to know about travelling away with STAR

  • We travel hi-spec excursion coaches with mandatory seat-belts
  • We have Stadium and town centre pick-up and drop-off points
  • Individual travel tickets issued with full pick-up details
  • Toilet available on all regularly-used coaches
  • Motorway service station comfort break of about 45 minute on outward leg – except for short journeys
  • Space on coach to store your Thermos flask, maths homework or embroidery while the game is on
  • Two DBS-checked stewards on each coach
  • Absolutely, strictly, no alcohol on board
  • Under 14s must travel with parent / responsible adult
  • 14-17 year-olds can travel unaccompanied by an adult provided we have a signed parental consent form
  • 14-17 year olds must be picked up / dropped off at the stadium only – not town centre
  • There’s a collection for the driver

OUR USUAL PRACTICE*

  • FREE and easy parking at Madstad before your journey
  • We drop off outside / close to away club turnstiles when permitted by the host club
  • We usually arrive an hour before kick-off
  • Typically about 1/3 of our travellers are women or under 18s
  • * There may be occasional exceptions to this practice

 

YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

  1. Join STAR—£10 Adults, £5 under 18s and 65+s
  2. Find travel details on website, social media
  3. Book at STAR Base, opp Gate 7 – open match days and Tuesdays 7.30-9pm or online (at least 14 days in advance) at www.star-reading.org
  4. Arrive at pick-up point at least 15 minutes before departure time
  5. Board coach – it’s unreserved seats and we ask you occupy the same seat on outward and return journeys
  6. Cheer on the mighty Reading