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Matchday Information: Watford (H)

19 August 2022

Club News

Matchday Information: Watford (H)

19 August 2022

Ahead of your arrival at Deepdale on Saturday, supporters are advised to 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 12 noon.

Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 12 noon
Fan zone closes – 2.45pm
Fan zone re-opens – 4.45pm
Last orders – 5.30pm
Fan zone closes – 6pm

Artist Connor Banks will be performing live music before the match, while James Gelson is on PA duties.

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 once again be in the outside area of the fan zone, while there are also burger, and fish and chip, vans around the stadium.

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

Also just outside of the fan zone, the Community and Education Trust’s football inflatable will be open from 12 noon. PNECET will also be offering information for supporters wishing to learn more about next year’s trip to Zanzibar, while bucket collections will be taking place around the stadium for the trip.

The family room on the Sir Tom Finney Stand will be open from 1.30pm, as will the gaming pods around the stadium.

Half-Time Drink Tokens

Drink tokens for half-time alcoholic refreshments will be in use again in the Alan Kelly Town End, Invincibles Pavilion and Sir Tom Finney Stand.

Match Previews

Match Preview: Watford (H)

19 August 2022

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) – 1.20pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 1.30pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 1.40pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 2pm

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


Flags will be available on the concourses of the Alan Kelly Town End and Bill Shankly Kop for supporters to take up into the stands.

The displays have been brilliant to see so far this season, however it is essential that any supporters joining in please return the flags to where they were picked up from at the end of the game.

Supporter groups PNE-Online and North End Soul published a message to fans earlier this week, which you can read here.

Reporting Abuse, Discrimination & Anti-Social Behaviour

Supporters who witness or hear any abuse, discrimination or anti-social behaviour while at Deepdale can report the incident using the club’s text service.

Fans can text 66777 and messages must start with ‘PNE’ followed by details of the incident. An example of how to use this service can be found below:

PNE I’m in the Alan Kelly Town End, row 10, seat 34. Male sitting directly in front of me shouting racist abuse.”

All incidents can be reported to the club by email on, but fans are strongly advised to use this text service at the time to allow these matters to be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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