Guide To The Game | Reading


The Addicks are back at The Valley this afternoon following the international break, taking on Reading in Sky Bet League One (KO 3pm BST).

Click here to purchase your tickets for today's clash against the Royals. Tickets go offline two hours before kick-off but can still be purchased on the gate at The Valley. 

Visiting The Valley for the first time? Click here to read our Visitors’ Guide

Read below for more on specific activity at today's game. 

Red, White and Black Day parade

Today is the club's annual Red, White and Black Day celebrating diversity and inclusion

From 2pm, the popular Red, White and Black Day community parade will take place, sponsored this year by University of Greenwich. The parade from Charlton station to The Valley will include over 300 people from the Charlton family joining to celebrate diversity and inclusion. This year’s event tagline is ‘All Together, All Different, All Charlton’, with additional activities also taking place around the matchday.

Enjoy Octoberfest food and drink in the Meantime Fans’ Bar

The Meantime Fans’ Bar will be opening its doors to supporters from 12pm and will serve a range of food and drink options in the build up to kick-off.

As part of the club's Octoberfest celebrations, supporters can enjoy German-themed food and drink in the bar. Food on offer includes:

  • Octoberfest: German dog with sauerkraut bacon and onion potatoes
  • Upbeats bhaji burger with fries
  • Chicken katsu curry with steamed coriander rice
  • Quorn katsu curry with steamed coriander rice
  • Pies
  • Kids meal: chicken goujons and fries

The screens in the Meantime Fans' Bar will be showing Saturday's early kick-off which will see Liverpool host Everton, while post-game supporters will be able to watch Arsenal's trip to Chelsea.

To help with the speed of service, supporters can order from their phones or devices directly to their tables using QR codes positioned around the Meantime Fans' Bar. 

Supporters can win free beer in the Meantime Fans’ Bar ahead of Saturday’s game against Reading at The Valley thanks to club partners Wearebrandnew - Sustainable Marketing Agency. Click here for more information.

Get your matchday programme

Tennai Watson is the cover stars of Saturday's Valley Review for the visit of one of his former teams.In his exclusive interview, the full-back discusses his summer switch to SE7, settling in and making an immediate impact.

There is also an interview with Non-Executive Director Paul Elliott CBE MBE, who is also the Board of Directors' lead for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), as the club celebrates its annual Red, White and Black Day.

Elsewhere, former Addick Sasa Ilic stars in Cult Heroes, Alfie May reveals all in The Last Word and U21s defender Matt Dench, currently on loan at Billericay Town, is the latest prospect to feature in Academy Ace.

All that and more can be found in Saturday's matchday programme, available for just £4 from in and around the ground (cash only). Those paying by card can purchase the programme from the club shop.

Visit the Family Activity Zone

All young Addicks are invited to join us for a kick about in the Family Activity Zone (FAZ) ahead of Saturday's game.

Our indoor FAZ - located in Valley Central - will be open from 12.15pm until 2.15pm, while our outdoor FAZ - located in the West Stand car park - will be open from 12.15pm until 2.15pm. 

Join the fun inside Valley Central’s FAZ and enjoy games of table tennis, table football, pool or represent Charlton on FIFA! Younger Addicks can show off their colouring skills or draft a letter to their favourite Charlton men’s or women’s player in our letters to players box! 

Outdoors, weather-permitting, you can jump into our popular two-v-two panna cage and take a shot at our inflatable target shooter and target donut games. What's more, you can also put your football skills to the test against fellow young fans with high scorers winning a special prize!

Enjoy 30% off Frankie and Benny’s on a matchday!

Thanks to a brand new partnership with the club, supporters can now access 30% off their food bill on men's and women's home matchdays at Frankie and Benny’s Bugsby’s Way branch!

Grab a picture with Floyd and Harvey

Charlton’s mascot duo can be located in and around the vicinity of the ground ahead of kick-off.

Be sure to snap a picture with the pair and share your images on social media using #cafc for a chance to feature on the big screen during the game.

Get your 2023/24 gear from the club shop

All three of the club's brand-new 2023/24 kits can be purchased in-store and online, as well as training and travel wear.

The Valley Superstore will be open until kick-off (3pm) and will then open for an additional 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Enjoy food at The Valley


Please see below the food options by kiosk:

West 2: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

West 3: The Upbeats bhaji burger, Upbeats' pie of the match     

West 4: Rollover Hot Dog 

West Upper 5: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog 

West Upper 6: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

North 7: Selection of pies

North 8: The Upbeats bhaji burger, prime beef burgers, Posh Dog

North 9: Korean spiced chicken wings and cut fries, Korean spiced cauliflower wings and cut fries

North 11: Rollover hot dog

North 12: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

North 15: Kids Corner: Tasty Sausage Roll, Rollover Hot Dog

East 17: The Upbeats bhaji burger, prime beef burgers, Posh Dog 

East 18: Selection of pies and Rollover Hot Dog

Kiosk map at The Valley
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