Away Days Info Guide | Reading vs. Cardiff City
The Bluebirds are on the road for the first time this season, in front of a sold-out away end at Reading!
The car journey from Cardiff City Stadium to Reading will take approximately two hours, via the M4 and the A33. The sat-nav postcode is RG2 0FL.
There is limited on-site car parking available for this weekend's game but there is also plenty of availability in Car Park 6 (the old Greyhound Stadium).
Click here to be directed to the travel and parking section of Reading FC's website to see how best you can get to the game this weekend.
City supporters arriving by train can travel directly to Reading from Cardiff Central, with an approximate journey time of one hour and 30 minutes.
A shuttle bus service operates from Reading Train Station to the Select Car Leasing Stadium. Exit the station and turn right to find the fleet of shuttle buses. The F1 bus takes you directly to the Stadium, with an average journey time of around 10 minutes.
Please note that several bus routes will not be running on Saturday. Find full details here.
Alternatively, a taxi from the railway station or town centre to the Select Car Leasing Stadium should cost approximately £10.
With a capacity of 24,161, the Select Car Leasing Stadium is the eleventh-smallest ground in the Sky Bet Championship this season.
City supporters will be housed in the South Stand. Gates open at 1:30pm, ninety minutes before kick-off.
Smokers are permitted to smoke outside the stadium bowl within the secured compound, at a period of time after kick off as determined by the Safety Officer. This would normally be about 15 minutes after kick off.
Our Supporter Liaison Officer, Paul Corkrey, will be in attendance at the stadium on Saturday. If you require any assistance, please contact him on 07522 321389. Alternatively, follow @CardiffCitySLO on Twitter for further supporter updates.
Food for Thought
There is not a dedicated away pub for City fans for this fixture, although several venues in the town centre welcome visiting supporters.
There are no pubs in the immediate vicinity of the stadium, although supporters from both teams are welcome to visit the Fan Zone, which is located near the East Stand at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
The Fan Zone is the perfect place to grab a drink and a bite to eat, chat through the score predictions and soak up the atmosphere before the big kick-off. A large LED screen in the Fan Zone will also screen the day's early kick-off.
A range of food and drink options are available to purchase from the concourse kiosks.