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A brief history of the Select Car Leasing Stadium

Officially opened on 22 August 1998, the Select Car Leasing Stadium is home to Reading Football Club. This prestigious stadium’s modern, all-seater bowl design can hold up to 24,200 people on matchdays. Over the years, the stadium has staged a number of international sporting events and major concerts, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Elton John. 

The stadium houses a first-class Conference Centre comprising nine meeting rooms and a range of Executive Boxes. With adjacent car parks and a four-star deluxe hotel – perfect for accommodating delegates and hard-working teams pre-, during and post-event – we’re a jewel in Berkshire’s crown.

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More than a conference centre

Our 32 event spaces offer flexible seated capacity for up to 600 people, free WiFi and a dedicated support team of event co-ordinators and AV technicians. The stadium complex also houses 2,000 complimentary parking spaces plus a 4-star hotel with 201 bedrooms, a fine-dining restaurant, leisure and spa facilities.

Located less than a mile from Junction 11 of the M4, we have excellent transport links for visitors arriving by car. For those arriving by train, Reading Train Station is just 27 minutes from London Paddington with up to 12 connections per hour. There is also a direct bus connection between Reading and London Heathrow.

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Our Meeting, Conference and Event Team

Select Car Leasing Stadium, are proud to work with partner Levy UK, who are the leading sports and entertainment caterer, who specialise in events, catering and venue hire. You can rest assured that your event is in safe, experienced hands.

What’s more, Levy UK’s sister company, Lime Venue Portfolio also work with Cardiff City FC who match national event bookers with our iconic Welsh stadium.

Whether you’re planning a special celebration or arranging a business event, we offer you a variety of customisable function rooms and event spaces as well as expert support whenever you need it.

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Accommodation at Reading

The Voco Hotel has 201 bedrooms and is situated adjacent to Reading Stadium.

It is perfectly located just minutes off the M4 and on the doorstep of Green Park and other Reading business parks. Guests can take advantage of free parking, and enjoy some down time in the spacious guest rooms after a day at an event, watching football, shopping at the Oracle Shopping Centre, or visiting Legoland or Windsor Castle. Voco also offers leisure facilities such as a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym.

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Our partners

Bringing world-class events to life is a real team effort – and we couldn’t do it without our team of specialist partners.

Find out who we work with and how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together to create truly sensational events for our customers and their guests.




Having organised and managed lots of events at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, we’ve been asked plenty of questions by our clients along the way.

To make things a little easier for you when you’re organising your event and selecting a venue to hire, we’ve answered these in advance so that you can find out what you need. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found with the corresponding answers, we hope this gets you the information you need more quickly.

Of course, if you don’t find what you need and have a specific question, you can contact us directly.

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Planning Something Different?

We love people who break the mould. Simply tell us about your plans and we’ll help you find spaces and facilities that can be tailored to your event.

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Make an Enquiry

Ready to start planning your event at the Select Car Leasing Stadium? Tell us about your ideas and we’ll contact you straight away to discuss how we can bring them to life.

Our Conference and Event enquiry team are available to take your meeting, conference, celebration or event enquiry between Monday – Friday 08:00 – 18:00.

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