With a bumper crowd expected for Tuesday night’s derby against Burnley, there’s plenty for you to be aware of ahead of your arrival at Deepdale.
Post-Match Police Cordon
Supporters should be aware that after the match there will be some crowd control measures in place, with the police set to block Lowthorpe Road by its junction with Lowthorpe Crescent.
PNE fans are advised to use St Gregory Road to get to Blackpool Road, as fans will be unable to walk or drive the length of Lowthorpe Road.
This cordon will be lifted by the police as soon as it is possible to do so.
Tributes To Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
There will be plenty taking place at the match on Tuesday night in tribute of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The players, who will be wearing black armbands, will emerge from the tunnel slightly earlier than normal, and a minute’s silence will then take place.
Immediately after this, English tenor Russell Watson will then perform the national anthem.
Supporters are urged to get to their seats early to join in with what should be a fantastic and fitting tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Tribute To Alex Tyson
Everyone at the club was deeply saddened to learn of the recent tragic passing of PNE fan Alex Tyson at the age of just 19.
In a tribute to Alex, fans are being encouraged to join in with a minute's applause in the 19th minute of the game.
There will also be a tribute to Alex at the beginning of half-time, therefore fans are asked to stay in their seats at the half-time whistle if they wish to pay their respects.
Our fan zone will once again be open to home supporters, with doors opening at 5.30pm.
Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 5.30pm
Fan zone closes – 7.45pm
Fan zone re-opens – 9.45pm
Last orders – 10.30pm
Fan zone closes – 10.45pm
Solo guitarist and singer Paul Darran – lead singer of AC/DC Experience, Quotation and On The Edge – will be performing a range of covers from throughout the decades prior to 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.
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.
Wine, Bitter and Cider (packaged)
Just outside of the fan zone, the Community and Education Trust’s football inflatable will be open from 5.30pm.
Shuttle Bus Service
Fans can use the club’s matchday shuttle bus service for this fixture, which runs from Leyland and travels through Bamber Bridge on its way to Deepdale.
A return ticket costs £5, with supporters simply paying the driver on arrival, and full timings for the service can be found below.
Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 6.20pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 6.30pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 6.35pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 6.40pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 7pm
As per the Birmingham City fixture, supporters with U11 season cards, member cards or match tickets will need to enter through specific turnstiles at Deepdale.
This has been introduced 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 have been 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.
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
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.
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.
There will be at least two special banners on each block of the Town End, while supporters in rows 16 and 17 in Block AE will have a key role to play.
All fans in the above two stands are urged to take part and use every flag available – ensuring they are returned at the end of the game – while supporters are also encouraged to bring their own union flag if they have one.
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 email@example.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.