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Reading


Current LeagueEngland » League 1
Current GroundSelect Car Leasing Stadium
Previous GroundsElm Park
Reading Fans1,543
Average Number of Grounds Visited48.27
Formed1871
Websitewww.readingfc.co.uk
NicknameThe Royals
Facebookreadingfc
Twitter@ReadingFC
Instagram@readingfc

New stadium effect

Leaving Elm Park in 1998 was a great move for Reading. The new £50m Madejski Stadium has brought about a turnaround in fortunes which saw the club rise from the 3rd Division all the way to the Premier League.

Whilst it might be out-of-town, the Madeski has succeeded in attracting more fans to watch the team. Average attendances have risen from 6,590 to 16,291 - a rise of more than 147%. The club's two seasons in the Premier League saw even more impressive attendances with averages over 23,500 each year.

Old stadium: Elm Park (1896 - 1998, 102 years)
New stadium: Select Car Leasing Stadium (Opened 1998, £50m)

Old stadium average attendance: 6,590
New stadium average attendance: 16,291
Difference: +9,701 (+147%)

Old stadium average league position: 48
New stadium average league position: 33
Difference: -15

Average attendance

Elm Park
1988/19895,106
1989/19904,060
1990/19914,079
1991/19924,079
1992/19934,782
1993/19946,932
1994/19959,350
1995/19968,918
1996/19979,160
1997/19989,676
Select Car Leasing Stadium
1998/199911,268
1999/20008,985
2000/200112,647
2001/200214,115
2002/200316,011
2003/200415,095
2004/200517,169
2005/200620,207
2006/200723,829
2007/200823,585

League position

Elm Park
1988/198962
1989/199054
1990/199159
1991/199259
1992/199354
1993/199447
1994/199524
1995/199639
1996/199738
1997/199844
Select Car Leasing Stadium
1998/199955
1999/200054
2000/200147
2001/200246
2002/200324
2003/200429
2004/200527
2005/200621
2006/20078
2007/200818

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Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Reading play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

58%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(28/48)
58%
of league home matches
(14/24)
58%
of league away matches
(14/24)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
-
Last Saturday 3pm home match
53 days ago
6th Apr 2024 vs Lincoln City
Next Saturday 3pm away match
-
Last Saturday 3pm away match
39 days ago
20th Apr 2024 vs Burton Albion

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
28/48 - 58%
Tuesday 20:00
7/48 - 15%
Tuesday 19:45
5/48 - 10%
Monday 15:00
2/48 - 4%
Saturday 12:30
2/48 - 4%
Friday 19:45
1/48 - 2%
Tuesday 15:00
1/48 - 2%
Monday 20:00
1/48 - 2%
Friday 15:00
1/48 - 2%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
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Reading Information

Reading Facts

  • Reading are involved in the highest scoring game in premiership history, when they lost 7-4 to Portsmouth in 2008/2009 (jakestewart)

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