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Matchday Information: Rotherham United (H)

16 August 2022

Before arriving at Deepdale this evening for our game against Rotherham United, take a look through all the matchday information below.

Fan Zone

Our fan zone, located by the Alan Kelly Town End car park, will be open to home supporters from 5.30pm.

Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 5.30pm
Fan zone closes – 7.30pm
Fan zone re-opens – 9.30pm
Last orders – 10.15pm
Fan zone closes – 10.30pm

Performing live pre-match will be one-man band Billy Nomates, who will be playing hits from the ‘70s to the noughties, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

There will be a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments available, with a full list to be found below.

Food offerings:
Chicken Tikka Biryani, £5
Snacks and confectionary

The Hot Potato Tram will be in the fan zone for the first time this season, while there are also burger, and fish and chip, vans around the stadium.

Drinks offerings:
Birra Moretti
Neck Oil
Fosters
Dizzy Blonde
Wine, Bitter and Cider (packaged)
Soft drinks

Also in the outside area of the fan zone, the Community and Education Trust’s football inflatable will be open from 5.30pm.

The family room on the Sir Tom Finney Stand will also be open from 6.45pm, as will the gaming pods around the stadium.

Half-Time Drink Tokens

Drink tokens have now been introduced to the Sir Tom Finney Stand, meaning all supporters in this area, as well as the Alan Kelly Town End and Invincibles Pavilion, can pre-purchase their half-time alcoholic refreshments.

Supporters can go to any kiosks in these stands at any time prior to kick-off, and pre-order and pay for their alcoholic drinks for half-time. Fans will receive a token in return at this point, which they can present at half-time at the designated collection points.

Supporters in the Invincibles Pavilion can collect from Kiosk 7i, located on the right side of the concourse near the Kop.

There are two collection points in the Alan Kelly Town End: collection point green, which is located next to the central stairwell, and collection point yellow, which is located at the beer bar between the two double kiosks.

Fans in the Sir Tom Finney Stand can also get their drink tokens, either from collection point purple, which is located at the south side of the stand, or from collection point white at the north side.

Refreshments Service For Disabled Supporters

Disabled supporters situated on the disabled platforms and on the front row of each stand can place orders before the match for half-time.

Members of staff from Heathcote&Co will come to these supporters to place orders – to be made by card payment – and the orders will be delivered shortly before half-time.

Please note, this service excludes alcohol sales due to no alcoholic beverages being allowed inside the stadium bowl.

Shuttle Bus Service

A reminder to supporters that the shuttle bus service, which runs from Leyland through Bamber Bridge to Deepdale, is available for this fixture.

A return ticket costs £5, with supporters paying the driver on arrival, and timings for the service can be found below.

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 6pm
The Railway, Leyland – 6.10pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 6.20pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 6.40pm

Flags

As you will have seen at the opening home game of the season, hundreds of flags were introduced at Deepdale on the Alan Kelly Town End.

This will continue throughout the season, and supporters are welcomed and encouraged to take part where they can, with bins full of flags available on the Town End concourse, and in the Bill Shankly Kop for this fixture.

It is essential that these flags are returned to where they were picked up from as these are for use throughout the season. Please do not leave the ground with any of the flags.

Swap To The Kop

The Bill Shankly Kop will be split for this fixture, with home supporters able to sit in this stand.

Season card holders are able to relocate for this match if they wish, either by visiting the ticket office or by calling 0344 856 1966. The option to relocate is unavailable online.

Fans without a match ticket can purchase one in the Kop, or any of the other three stands, online from www.mypne.com.


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