WHAT'S ON: London Irish v Gloucester Rugby

18 February 2020

After a long five weeks without a home game, London Irish are back in action at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 22 February with a visit from Gloucester in Round 11 of the Gallagher Premiership (kick-off 3pm).

Tickets

Tickets are available from just £24 for adults and £5 for kids if you book in advance by calling the Ticket Office on 0118 968 1016 or online by clicking here.

  • There is a 25% discount for 10 or more adults.
  • All ticket prices increase by £3 on the day.
  • For full information on ticket pricing, including match day prices, please click here.
  • Family tickets are just £44 for two adults and two concessions - that's only £11 each!

Armed Forces, Emergency Services and Blue Light Card holder discounts

The Gloucester game is this season’s dedicated Military fixture. All members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel, as well as Blue Light Card holders, are entitled to half-price tickets for this fixture.

To claim the discount, please email communications@london-irish.com with your ID to receive the discount code.

Hospitality

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, entertaining clients or simply looking for an enhanced match day experience, we have a hospitality offering perfect for you.

Why not try our new 1898 Club? The recently refurbished lounge offers a contemporary and stylish environment to enjoy a delicious lunch, pre-match player Q&A and panoramic views of the pitch.

With packages from just £49 + VAT per person we have something to suit every budget. Click here to find out more about the hospitality packages we have available, and email hospitality@london-irish.com to book.

Army Medical Corps Band

Supporters will be treated to performances from the Army Medical Corps band in the Supporter Village before the game and on the pitch in the build up to kick-off.

Charity

London Irish are proud to be supporting the Army Benevolent Fund for this fixture. They will be bucket collecting and fundraising for their charity.

If you see anyone from the Army Benevolent Fund, please do stop and have a chat about the great work that they do, and donate if you can.

Club Room

The Club Room will be open after the game, with Q&A’s from player’s and coaches, as well as with the St Patrick’s Distillery Man of the Match.

Merchandise SALE!

We're launching a sale at the Gloucester game, where supporters can save up to 30% off selected items from the BLK Official Kit range.

In honour of the military fixture, the club will be offering 10% off in-store for Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel and Blue Light Card Holders. You will be eligible for this discount by showing the staff a form of ID.

If you can't make it to the game, our Online Merchandise store is available to view here. The sale will be online early next week.

Digger’s Dugout

For the younger supporters, Digger’s Dugout will be in the North Stand concourse where there will be free face painting, inflatables and games!

Half-time

The Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums, based at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, will be performing on the pitch at half-time.

There will also be a lucky seat competition with some great prizes up for grabs, including hospitality tickets to the RAF v Army game at Kingsholm in April.

Player Meet & Greet

Players will be in the Supporters Village at 1.45pm for selfies and autographs!

Big Screen

If you would like a message, whether it be birthday or celebration, to be shown on the big screen during half-time, please email your message to communications@london-irish.com by midnight on Wednesday 19 February.

Programme

The Official London Irish programme will be on sale for £3.50 from the programme sellers outside each set of turnstiles (Gates 1, 3, 7 & 8). This edition of The Exile includes a feature interview with Curtis Rona.

If you can’t make it to the game, you can download the programme from MatchDayInfo, click here for more information.

Food & drink

There are a number of kiosks in the East Stand, Lower West Stand and Upper West Stand concourses selling a range of food and drink options including pies, hot dogs, wraps, gourmet burgers, pizza and soup, as well as crisps, chocolate bars and sweets.

A selection of hot drinks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks are also available from the concourse kiosks including draught bitter, lager and cider.

All of the concourse bars now accept contactless payment. Most kiosks will have one till that will still be accepting cash payment. Please refer to the signage surrounding the kiosks.

Please note, the early bird meal offer will not be running in the Windsor Lounge this season.

Travel

By car:

Parking is £10 at the stadium subject to availability. You can pre-book car parking through the ticket office by calling 0118 968 1016 or online at ticketing.londonirish.net up to 3pm on Wednesday 19 February.

The Madejski Stadium can be approached from the A33 Reading Relief Road which links to the M4 Motorway. Exit the M4 at Junction 11 heading for Reading on the A33. At the first roundabout, take the 2nd left onto the Reading Relief Road, passing the Stadium on your left. At the next roundabout (past McDonalds) take the first left onto Northern Way and follow signs to car parks. Click here for a map.

By bus:

Reading Buses operate a frequent R1 service between the Southwest Interchange bus station by Reading Station and the Madejski Stadium on match days.

Buses depart from the Southwest Interchange up to 3 hours before kick-off and work as a frequent service until roughly 20 minutes before kick-off. 

Returning from the Madejski, services depart from Northern Way after full-time and operate for around two and a half hours. For more information on the additional bus services provided for London Irish match days, click here.

The buses will accept cash or contactless payment. It is £4.50 for an adult return, £2.50 for a boost return (18 & under) and £5 for a group return (four passengers travelling together).

Security

Please be aware that stewards will be carrying out bag checks on entry to the stadium. We encourage you to only bring a bag if necessary and to leave extra time to enter the stadium. Please note that alcohol is not permitted to be brought into the stadium.

If you aren't able to make it to the game, you can follow the action at the MadStad on Twitter (@LiRFC).

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