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888sport Support Gentry Day With Free Bowler Hats!

1 March 2017

Club sponsor 888sport are getting behind Gentry Day by providing free bowler hats for travelling supporters in need of one.

The club's annual Gentry Day, selected by supporters, is set for the trip to Fulham this Saturday, with over 2,600 tickets already sold. 

Gentry Day is an annual tradition, unique to the North End faithful and is a way of paying respect to fellow fans who have passed away in the previous 12 months.

The day sees PNE fans don their suits and bowler hats to represent the Gentry, a remark once used to describe North End supporters by former manager Alan Ball Senior in the 1970s. 

If you haven't got your bowler hat just yet, don't panic as 888sport are providing 1,500 for the visit to Craven Cottage so everyone can get involved!

Speaking of the support from 888sport, head of commercial and ticketing Olivia Hanvey said: "It's fantastic that 888sport are putting fans first once again by supporting an important day for our fans.

“It is a great gesture and we are delighted that they want to be a part of this fantastic fan led tradition, that everyone at Preston North End enjoys being a part of.”

The hats will be on the supporters coaches for those travelling down on the club coaches on Saturday as well as on the Virgin Trains football special, which is making the journey from Preston to London Euston.

There will be a number of hats distributed around the ground on the day as well so there's plenty of opportunity to get your hands on one! 

A reminder for those travelling on the Football Special that this is a dry train and no alcohol can be consumed on the train. 

Those travelling on the train are also reminded that they must make their own way to Craven Cottage, with the nearest tube station to the ground being Putney Bridge.

Tickets are still on sale for the match and can be purchased in person from the ticket office or by calling 0344 856 1966.

There will be sales on the day at Craven Cottage put there will be a £5 increase on all tickets, other than Juniors which will be priced at £5.

On the day prices are as follows: 

Adults £30
Seniors (65 and over) or 18 to 21-year-olds £25
Juniors £5

Get your bowler hats on and get behind the boys on Saturday!


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