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Sir Tom Finney Stand: 25 Years On

16 March 2021

It’s an incredible 25 years since the Sir Tom Finney Stand at Deepdale was officially opened for the first time.

The stand was the first phase of a full stadium development at Deepdale, and was officially opened to supporters on 16th March 1996.

The first game that was played in front of the finished stand was a 1-1 draw with Darlington as North End captain Ian Bryson firing home a superb long range effort for the Lilywhites.

We caught up with a number of people who played a key role in development of both the stand and the stadium as a whole, including former PNE chairman Bryan Gray, stadium designer Ben Casey, former finance director Laurence King and David Moyes, who was a player and assistant manager at the time the stand was built.

Hear what they had to say about what the development meant for the club and how they made the idea a reality for Preston North End by clicking on the video at the top of the page. 

Full interviews with each of those involved will be available on iFollow PNE later today, providing an in-depth insight in to what was a pivotal era for the football club.

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