This information is aimed to help fans who are new to the game and new to Preston North End.
The Club's main reception number is 0844 856 1964 (This is open when the Club offices are open).
The ticket office number is 0844 856 1966 (This is open when the ticket office is open).
The Club shop number is 0844 856 1965 ((This is open when the shop is open).
Email: general enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org; ticket enquiries - email@example.com; retail enquiries - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club offices - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, home matchdays 10am until kick-off, away matchdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays (unless home fixture) closed.
Ticket office and club shop (ticket and retail store located in the same building as the Club offices) - Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday matchdays 9am to kick-off, Saturday away matchdays 9am to 5pm, Sundays closed. Please note - the ticket office in the main Sir Tom Finney stand will open at 9am on all home matchdays (irrelevant of day of the week). Please check the website for details of opening hours on Bank Holidays.
Where To Buy Tickets
Home matchday tickets can be bought in store, by calling 0844 856 1966 or by visiting MyPNE.com at any time, you do not need to be validated to buy tickets, just go through a simple registration procedure. If purchasing concessionary priced tickets on line you will be asked to provide proof of concessionary age when collecting - collections are made either from the ticket office (non-matchdays) or from the collections windows in the Sir Tom Finney Stand - next to the main Sir Tom Finney Stand ticket office on matchdays.
Away match tickets will normally be available on the day of the game at the host venue for npower League One fixtures. Any known changes to this arrangement - including matchday price increases - will be listed here in the ticket section.
You can buy tickets by phoning our hotline on 0844 856 1966, in person from our ticket office or via our online ticketing page at: www.mypne.com.
We would recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance. When buying tickets please mention to our ticket office staff if this will be your first time visiting us and we will do our best to offer as much guidance as possible.
We recommend that families should buy tickets for the match in our dedicated family area. This is situated in blocks A, B and C of the Sir Tom Finney Stand (along the side) and . Our family area is an ideal place for parents and children to watch the game from with family friendly stewarding. The whole ground, meanwhile, is also a no smoking zone.
There is various parking available around the ground, we have two separate club parking areas, these are the Invincibles car park and the Sir Tom Finney car park - please enquire about available car parking when booking your tickets. We also offer matchday car parking on the Moor Park school at £10 a car, this is just past the stadium on the right hand side and is fully stewarded on matchdays.
Where To Buy Food And Drink
There are a number of food outlets located inside the concourses of the stadium, including the famous Preston delicacy, the 'Butter Pie'. Produced by local bakers Clayton Park Bakery less than a couple of miles from the ground, it is a pie with just potato in it, perfect for vegetarians and pie lovers alike, a really popular part of matchday at Deepdale.
If buying alcohol you must know that you may not take your drink out onto the stands, you must consume your drinks prior to taking your seat. Other drinks you are able to take to your seat as a variety of non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.
Getting to the ground is straightforward and you can use either public transport (bus routes 19 and 19A pass the stadium from Preston bus station) or drive by car (there is plenty of parking available, with the nearest spaces on the Moor Park Car Park and Moor Park School as mentioned above - there are also a number of other parking areas run independently around the ground). For more information on getting to and from the ground see the links below.
Preston train station, Train times can be found at trainline.com.
Bus Station, bus routes and time tables can be found at the Bus Networks website.
TransPennine Express have trains which run through Preston Station on a regular basis. For all train information follow the link
to their website.
Taxi Rank, there are a number of taxi companies that operate from the train station - PNE partner with local taxi company Miller Taxis, whose direct number is 01772 884000.
Before The Game
You should arrive at the stadium at least half an hour before the game kicks off, this will allow you to safety enter the stadium, purchase food and drink if needed, meet friends also attending the game, and this time also allows you to find your seat (there are stewards on site that will advise you where your ticketed seat is located).
After the Game
When the referee blows his whistle to signal full time the players will make their way off the pitch to their changing rooms. Both home and away fans will then start to vacate their seats and head towards the exits through the turnstile.
The PNE shop is located outside the stadium on the corner of Sir Tom Finney Stand and Alan Kelly Town End. There is a vast variety of products available for purchase such as hats, scarf's, shirts, coats to name just a few.
The shop is now combined with the ticket office and is open Monday to Saturday all year round from 9am to 5pm except for matchdays when the shop is open from 9am until kick-off and reopens after the match ends and open until 6pm on a Friday.
If PNE play on a Sunday the shop will be open 9am until kick-off.
Football matches last 90 minutes and are played in two halves of 45 minutes each. At the end of the first half there is a 'half-time' break of 15 minutes that will allow you time to go and get a drink or a bite to eat from our refreshment kiosks.
Each team is comprised of 11 players (including one goalkeeper) and each team is allowed to make three substitutions, chosen from a maximum of seven players named on the bench for npower League One games.
The winner of the match will have three points added to their season total. If the match ends in a draw then each team will get one point each.
A referee presides over a game of association football. The referee has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed" and the referee's decisions regarding facts connected with play are final, so far as the result of the game is concerned.
The referee is assisted by two assistant referees (formerly known as linesmen), and in some matches also by a fourth official. The match officials utilise a positioning system known as the diagonal system of control.
The referee has two seperate cards that he can use during and sometimes after the match. The first card is yellow, this is used for minor incidents that the referee sees as a bookable offence, a player can only receive two of these yellow cards within a game, once the second yellow card is awarded to the same player he must then leave the pitch and can can longer influence the game (he also can not be replaced and the team must player with the remaining men on the pitch).
The second card the referee holds is red, a player can only receive one of these during a match as when he does he must straight away leave the pitch and can no longer influence the match.
A football is an inflated ball used to play one of the various sports known as football. The first balls were made of natural materials, such as an inflated pig bladder, sometimes inside a leather cover. (This has given rise to the United States slang-term "pigskin".)
Modern balls are designed by teams of engineers to exacting specifications, with rubber or plastic bladders, and often with plastic covers.
Brief Club History
The name Preston North End comes from the clubs very beginning when they played cricket on Moor Park and the name North End comes from the Club being situated in the north of the town.
The Club had many years of playing cricket, rounders and rugby, but when it noticed the success of other clubs in Lancashire who were playing soccer, in 10 May 1880 it was unanimously decided that the club should diversify into this sport.
The first manager of Preston North End was William Sudell who had great success within a very short time of the Club being created, this is illustrated by the fact that from 22 August 1885 to 26 April 1886, North End were undefeated and during the season won 59 out of the 64 matches, scoring a massive 318 goals and conceding only 60.
Despite their success, Sudell completed his team building by signing centre forward John Goodall, from this 'The Invincibles' were on their way to making football history.
In the 1888/89 season not only were North End founding members of the Football League but they won it, along with the FA Cup. This made them the first team to achieve the double at the first possible opportunity. In 1889/90 North End were again crowned league champions and were runners-up in the three seasons which followed.
Sir Tom Finney
Proud of his Prestonian roots and proud to play his entire professional career with his home-town club, the man known as 'the Preston Plumber' will probably never be surpassed in the position of Preston North End's greatest player of all time. His official league debut came at the belated age of 24 as the Second World War delayed the start of an astonishing career, with the occasion marked with a goal in the 3-2 victory over Leeds Utd at Deepdale on August 31st 1946.
About Preston North End
PNE currently play in npower League One. Our nickname is the Lilywhites, based on the colour of our strip (currently white shirts, navy shorts and white stockings). Another nickname is 'The Invincibles', due to the PNE team that won the first ever Football League championship and the FA Cup in the same season, without losing a game.
Preston North End can be traced back to 1863 but at this time it was more cricket than football being played, it was actually 1878 when football was first played.
The stadium name is Deepdale, we have played football there since our first game in 1880, with the sports club we originated from having played there for most of the preceding decade.
Preston North End play in white shirt, navy shorts and white socks
Preston North End's mascot is the Deepdale Duck. The first mascot to be sent off in a league game who has been hassling players since 1994. As proved in previous seasons he is a rather mischievous duck. He is great with kids and always makes a special effort to entertain all the fans, home and away.