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Matchday Information: Birmingham City (H)

2 September 2022

As we return to Deepdale this Saturday to host Birmingham City, supporters are advised to take a look through the following matchday information.

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

Local singer and guitarist Fitzy will be performing a range of pop and indie covers live before the match, while Stuart Hill 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, while stocks last
Snacks and confectionary

The Hot Potato Tram will once again be in the outside area of the fan zone, but will be leaving at half-time, while there are also burger, and fish and chip vans around the stadium.

Drinks offerings:
Birra Moretti
Neck Oil
Fosters
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. The family room on the Sir Tom Finney Stand will also be open from 1.30pm, as will the gaming pods around the stadium.

U11 Turnstiles

Supporters with U11 season cards, member cards or match tickets will now need to enter through specific turnstiles at Deepdale.

This is in an attempt to alleviate the misuse of this age band by older supporters, with some fans so far this season attempting to enter the stadium with the significantly lower-priced U11 tickets.

As a result, U11 turnstiles will be introduced and these will be the only location where U11s will be able to enter the stadium with a season card, member card or match ticket, while those attending with an U11 can also enter through the same turnstile. Full details on this can be found here.

Refreshments Service For Disabled Supporters

Please note, only cash payments can now be made for our 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.

Shuttle Bus Service

The shuttle bus service will be running for this fixture from Leyland to Deepdale, with two stops in Bamber Bridge on the way.

A new pick-up point has been added at Ye Olde Hob Inn, and return tickets cost £5 as normal, with supporters paying the driver on the arrival.

Timings for the service can be found below, while more details can be read here.

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

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.

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.

Flags

Once again, flags will be available on the concourses of the Alan Kelly Town End for supporters to take up into the stands.

All supporters in the Town End are welcome to get involved in the display, however it is essential that fans please return the flags at the end of the game to where they were picked up from.

Supporter groups PNE-Online and North End Soul published a message to fans last month, 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 enquiries@pne.com, 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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