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Manchester Utd (a) - FA Cup

by Hendo » 10 Dec 2018 17:15

Owners to subsidise tickets for FA Cup trip to Old Trafford

Ticket details and selling criteria for our Emirates FA Cup Third Round trip to Old Trafford next month have been announced and Reading Football Club have again chosen to substantially subsidise the cost of adult tickets for all Royals Season Ticket Holders, Half Season Ticket Holders and Members!

A pricing structure was set for the cup tie at Manchester United which was due to see adults pay between £37-£45 to watch our Emirates FA Cup clash at Old Trafford - a clash due to be broadcast live on BT Sport on Saturday 5th January, kick-off 12.30pm.

However, the club’s owners Mr and Ms Dai, want to take the opportunity to give a little back to our fans, taking the decision to subsidise the cost of tickets for the tie in a commitment that will mean no registered Royals fan will pay more than £30 for a ticket!

Two years ago, the club helped to make the trip to Manchester more affordable when we made the exact same trip to Old Trafford in January 2017.

And by once again subsidising these Emirates FA Cup tickets for our own supporters, we are not only recognising the amazing contribution away fans make at grounds throughout the UK every weekend, but also rewarding our fans for their valued loyal support and dedication to backing the boys on the road all season!

This will be the second time in three seasons that we have made the trip to the Theatre of Dreams in the FA Cup… and we go to the 12-time trophy winners in the hope of causing an upset against Jose Mourinho’s men!

The club have received an allocation of 3,534 tickets for this tie. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 17th December, initially solely to Season Ticket holders and Half Season Ticket holders, before opening up the allocation to Members and Non-Members according to the selling criteria below…

Ticket prices are as follows:

Age Category

Season Ticket holder price Member price Non-Member price
Adult £30
(subsidised by Reading FC from £37) £30 (subsidised by Reading FC from £40) £45
65 & Over £18.50 £21.50 £26.50
18-20 £27.75 £30 (subsidised by Reading FC from £30.75) £37.75
16-17 £18.50 £21.50 £26.50
15 & Under £10 £13 £18
Tickets will go on sale to supporters on the following dates:

On-sale date (from 9am)

Eligible supporters (1 ticket per person)
Monday 17th December All Season Ticket holders only
Tuesday 18th December All Season Ticket holders & Half Season Ticket holders only
Wednesday 19th December Members with 1500+ points
Thursday 20th December Members with 1000+ points
Friday 21st December Members with 500+ points
Saturday 22nd December Members with 100+ points
A further selling announcement will be made by 5pm on Saturday 22nd December if we have any remaining tickets following this sales period.

Potential replay details
Should the Royals earn a draw against Jose Mourinho’s side next month, prices for a potential replay at Madejski Stadium have also been set.

And Reading Football Club have committed to offering Adult tickets from as little as £20 for any scheduled re-run of the Third Round encounter. Should a reply be required, Concessions tickets will be priced as low as £5 for those aged 17 & Under, £10 for 18-24s, and £13 for 65 and Over.

https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2018/december/owners-to-subsidise-tickets-for-fa-cup-trip-to-old-trafford/

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Re: Manchester Utd (a) - FA Cup

by Rea Ding » 10 Dec 2018 18:37

Fairplay from the owners

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by Zip » 10 Dec 2018 19:04

Excellent from the owners although I will be giving this game a swerve

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by RoyalBlue » 10 Dec 2018 19:19

Hopefully this will help fans warm to our owners. Despite their long silences I have a feeling that they do care about the club and want it to be successful for the fans.

Boyd Butler rang BBCRB after one of the games a couple of weeks back and was stressing the need for the club to do things to engage with the fans and get them on side. Maybe now Nigel Howe is back in charge, that message has been taken on board.

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Re: Manchester Utd (a) - FA Cup

by Kitsondinho » 10 Dec 2018 20:53

Hopefully in, if it hasn’t sold out by the Thursday morning!!


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by Zip » 10 Dec 2018 21:21

Kitsondinho Hopefully in, if it hasn’t sold out by the Thursday morning!!


No chance it will be sold out by then.

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by Lower West » 10 Dec 2018 21:36

At £30 a ticket. Fair play to the owners. Hopefully plenty of day trippers will result in the allocation being taken up. Bargain to watch Man Utd.

Personally I'll pass this time around.

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Re: Manchester Utd (a) - FA Cup

by Kitsondinho » 10 Dec 2018 21:48

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Kitsondinho Hopefully in, if it hasn’t sold out by the Thursday morning!!


No chance it will be sold out by then.

Agreed (but I was only being half serious). I got a ticket in 2017, so I’d be surprised if I missed out this time!

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by windermereROYAL » 11 Dec 2018 00:16

We`ll get 10.000 tickets for this, day trippers or not we won`t sell than many.


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by Old Man Andrews » 11 Dec 2018 08:35

We will not sell out, everyone calm down. Even if we sell out that allocation we can request about 5000 more, relax.

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by jar95 » 11 Dec 2018 10:21

Old Man Andrews We will not sell out, everyone calm down. Even if we sell out that allocation we can request about 5000 more, relax.


Allocation
We have a final allocation of 3,534 for this fixture.

not sure we can?

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by Delboy » 11 Dec 2018 10:22

With our current form and getting easily beaten last time 2000 max

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by Old Man Andrews » 11 Dec 2018 10:24

jar95
Old Man Andrews We will not sell out, everyone calm down. Even if we sell out that allocation we can request about 5000 more, relax.


Allocation
We have a final allocation of 3,534 for this fixture.

not sure we can?


Thought in the FA cup clubs are obliged to give the away team 20% if requested?


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Re: Manchester Utd (a) - FA Cup

by Kitsondinho » 11 Dec 2018 10:33

Old Man Andrews
jar95
Old Man Andrews We will not sell out, everyone calm down. Even if we sell out that allocation we can request about 5000 more, relax.


Allocation
We have a final allocation of 3,534 for this fixture.

not sure we can?


Thought in the FA cup clubs are obliged to give the away team 20% if requested?

Last time (2017), the original release said something like ‘full and final allocation’ of whatever it was. Nothing like that this time. Pretty sure it didn’t completely sell out last time.

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by Hendo » 11 Dec 2018 11:03

Would go if it wasn't so recently that we played them.

IN for the replay @ £20 though, should it come to that.

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by John Smith » 11 Dec 2018 13:46

Fantastic from the owners but couldn't care less about this game. Play the kids.

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by Old Man Andrews » 12 Dec 2018 08:20

John Smith Fantastic from the owners but couldn't care less about this game. Play the kids.


Imagine how many supporters will be there just for a "day out" John. Bet it turns your stomach.

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by John Smith » 12 Dec 2018 13:31

Old Man Andrews
John Smith Fantastic from the owners but couldn't care less about this game. Play the kids.


Imagine how many supporters will be there just for a "day out" John. Bet it turns your stomach.

It's difficult. Many people still see Manchester United as a big club so more fool them. I just wish as many from Club 1871 would travel up as there will be daytrippers. Like I say, it's difficult.

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by royalp-we » 18 Dec 2018 00:32

Should be a good day trip.

IN x 3

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by Blue Label » 18 Dec 2018 16:31

In x 5

1300 sold yesterday according to ticket office. Plenty available at the moment.

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