Take a look through the following information about what’s going on at Deepdale on Easter Monday, including the opening of The Gentry Bar!
The Gentry Bar
The new Preston North End fan zone, The Gentry Bar, will open its doors for the very first time at 12 noon on Monday!
Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 12 noon
Official launch with Ali McCann and Emil Riis – 1pm
Fan zone closes – 2.45pm
Fan zone re-opens – 4.45pm
Last orders – 5.30pm
Fan zone closes – 6pm
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
Full details about what you can expect to find inside The Gentry Bar, including a gallery of photos, can be found by clicking here.
Following the ribbon-cutting with Ali McCann and Emil Riis at 1pm, the two North End men will do a Q&A session inside the bar, while Kev Kendal will be providing live music pre-match.
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.
Please note, the Hot Potato Tram will not be present at this fixture.
PNECET’s football inflatable game will be up and running for supporters to have a go at from 12 noon.
Swap To The Kop
The Kop will be split between home and away supporters for the final time this league campaign, with tickets on sale to PNE supporters in this stand – as well as the rest of the stadium – until kick-off.
Season card holders are able to relocate their seat to the Kop for this fixture by calling 0344 856 1966 or in person from the ticket office during opening hours.
Tickets in the Kop can also be purchased online from www.mypne.com.
Shuttle Bus Service
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) – 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
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 or the Bill Shankly Kop 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.
Flags will again be available on the concourses of the Alan Kelly Town End, the Sir Tom Finney Family Stand and the Bill Shankly Kop 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 3pm and 3.35pm. 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.