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Matchday Information: Stoke City (H)

14 October 2022

Club News

Matchday Information: Stoke City (H)

14 October 2022

Take a look at what’s going on in and around Deepdale on Saturday when PNE take on Stoke City.

Fan Zone

Our fan zone will once again be open to home supporters, with doors open 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

There will be live music in the fan zone prior to kick-off, with Simon Clarke performing, while James Gelson is on PA duties.

Our usual selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will also be 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

Just outside of the fan zone, the Community and Education Trust’s football inflatable will be open from 12 noon, with the family room on the Sir Tom Finney Stand and gaming pods around the stadium – now featuring FIFA 23 – then available from 1.30pm.

Charlie’s Story


This matchday will be dedicated to Charlie’s Story – a book written by PNE Academy player Charlie Whalley and his mother – and fundraising for the Children’s Burns Trust.

Copies of the book will be available to supporters in the fan zone before kick-off, with donations welcome via bucket collections. All funds raised will be donated to the Children’s Burns Trust and the Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital burns unit.

The first team squad will also be warming up in Children’s Burns Trust t-shirts. You can find out more about Charlie’s Story by clicking here.

Shuttle Bus Service


The matchday shuttle bus, which runs from Leyland through Bamber Bridge on its way to the stadium, will be running for this fixture.

Return tickets cost £5, with fans able to pay the driver on-board, and timings for the service can be found below.

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 1.20pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 1.30pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 1.35pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 1.40pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 2pm

Huddersfield Town Tickets Off Sale From 1pm

Our additional allocation for next week's away game against Huddersfield Town is now on sale.

However, these will go off sale in person and over the phone from the ticket office at 1pm to focus on matchday sales, but tickets for this fixture will remain available to buy online throughout the weekend.

Half-Time Drink Tokens

As per recent fixtures, drink tokens for half-time alcoholic refreshments will be in use in the Alan Kelly Town End, Invincibles Pavilion and Sir Tom Finney Stand.

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

Those supporters situated on the disabled platforms, and disabled fans on the front row of each stand, are able to place orders before the match for half-time.

Members of staff from Heathcote&Co will come to these supporters to place orders which 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.

Please also note, only cash payments can be made for our refreshments service for disabled supporters.

Flag Display


Once again, flags will be available on the concourses of the Alan Kelly Town End and the Sir Tom Finney Family Stand for supporters to take up to their seats.

All fans are encouraged to take part in the displays, however it is essential all flags are returned at the end of the game to where they were picked up from.

Fans who have left the ground with any of the flags in any previous fixtures are also kindly asked to return them to Deepdale.

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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