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Matchday Information: Blackburn Rovers (H)

20 April 2023

Find out what’s going on at Deepdale on Saturday as Preston North End host Blackburn Rovers at 5.30pm.

The Gentry Bar

The Gentry Bar will be open to PNE supporters once again this weekend, with doors opening from 2.30pm.

Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 2.30pm
Live music (Andy Holt) – 3.30pm
Fan zone closes – 5.15pm
Fan zone re-opens – 7.15pm
Last orders – 8.15pm
Fan zone closes – 9pm

A full list of drinks available in The Gentry Bar can be found below:

Birra Moretti (pitchers available)
Neck Oil (pitchers available)
Strongbow Dark Fruit (pitchers available)
Gentry Pale Ale (special cask ale)
Wine, Bitter and Cider
Soft Drinks

Outside of The Gentry Bar, there will be three food vehicles, selling burgers, hot dogs and ice cream, and supporters are welcome to bring food purchased from these outlets into The Gentry Bar.

The Hot Potato Tram will also be in attendance but in the old fan zone area with another burger van, located by the Alan Kelly Town End.

PNECET’s football inflatable will be up from approximately 3.30pm on the day of the game in this area.

Shuttle Bus Timings

The matchday shuttle bus, which runs from Leyland through Bamber Bridge on its way to the stadium, will be running again 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) – 3.50pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 4pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 4.05pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 4.10pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 4.30pm

Ticket Information

Subject to availability, tickets will remain on sale up until kick-off for this fixture.

Tickets can be bought online from, while the main ticket office at Deepdale will open at 9am on Saturday morning.

The collection windows will be open from 2pm, while the Invincibles ticket office will open at 3.30pm.

Multi-Faith Prayer Rooms

There are two multi-faith prayer rooms available for home supporters to use at Deepdale both before and during the game.

Supporters can find the Sir Tom Finney Stand multi-faith prayer room between the two block F entry points on the concourse, while another can be found between blocks E and F of the Invincibles Pavilion.

Fans sat on the Alan Kelly Town End can use either prayer room by contacting their nearest steward, who will escort supporters to a prayer room every 15 minutes.

The prayer rooms will be open 90 minutes before kick-off through until full-time.

Deepdale Whiteout

Organised by PNE-Online, North End supporters are being encouraged to “create another another wall of noise and show of support”.

Fans are being urged to wear a home shirt or anything white, as well as bringing balloons, tickertape, streamers and scraves.

Flags will once again be placed on seats in the Town End on Saturday which fans are welcome to wave as the teams come out. Fans who have left the ground with any of the flags in previous fixtures are kindly asked to return them to Deepdale.

With a limited amount of tickets remaining, it should be a fantastic atmosphere inside Deepdale on Saturday!

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.

Half-Time Drink Tokens

Due to licensing restrictions, alcoholic beverages can only be served two hours prior to kick-off and alcohol then cannot be served between 5.30pm and 6.05pm. Alcohol can then be served from that point until ten minutes into the second half.

As per previous 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.

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