Reading have found demand so high for their EFL Cup tie against Arsenal at the end of October that they have activated their additional allowance, almost doubling the number of fans they will bring with them to Ashburton Grove.

Initially taking up 2,922 tickets, these have now almost all been sold and the activation means they will now have 5,306 tickets available for fans.

The demand for such a game is not hard to understand given how low the cost is for supporters thanks to Arsenal’s pricing structure for the game. Over 1,200 were sold within the first hour of their release to Reading season ticket holders who were, naturally, given priority.

Often the first side criticised for high prices, hardly a word has been said about how Arsenal are making tickets for this game available at the following bargain prices:

  • Lower tier £10/£5 concession
  • Upper tier £20/£10 concession

The Reading fans will be housed in the Clock End at the Emirates and for many, it will be the first chance for them to be able to afford to take their family to a top level game.