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Council opposes stadium expansion
Madejski stadium impression/Reading FC
An artist's impression of how the extended Madejski Stadium could look
Plans to enlarge the Madejski Stadium, home to Premiership Reading Football Club and London Irish RFC, have hit a stumbling block.

Royals' bosses want to expand after a strong first season in the Premiership.

But Wokingham Borough Council has raised formal objections to increasing the stadium capacity from 24,000 up to 38,000 seats.

Wokingham planners claim match day parking causes misery on roads across the district and would get worse.

Reading's transport officers have refuted this, claiming they intend to put in place parking restrictions south of the M4.

Wokingham Borough Council is already in dispute with Reading Borough Council over its plans to turn the town's circular inner distribution road (IDR) into a one-way system.




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