Before you arrive at Deepdale on Saturday for the opening home match of the Sky Bet Championship campaign, take a look through the following Matchday Information.
The Gentry Bar
The Gentry Bar, located to the left of the ticket office on the Sir Tom Finney Stand, will open to supporters from 11am. Full timings can be found below:
Doors open – 11am
Fan zone closes – 2.45pm
Fan zone reopens – 4.45pm
Last orders – 6pm
Fan zone closes – 6.30pm
A full list of drinks available in The Gentry Bar can be found below:
Wine, Bitter and Cider
Gentry Pale Ale
Dark Fruits Cider
There will also be food available in the outside area of the fan zone, with a burger van and the Hot Potato Tram in attendance.
Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s football inflatable game will be up and running from 12 noon, while the family room in the Sir Tom Finney Stand and gaming pods will open from 1.30pm.
More than 19,000 tickets have been sold for this fixture, and you can buy yours right up until kick-off.
Tickets are available to purchase online from www.mypne.com, in person from the ticket office, and over the phone on 0344 856 1966.
Saturday is also the final opportunity for supporters to purchase a 2023/24 season card! Please note, the option to buy on finance is no longer available.
Unfortunately the shuttle bus service will not be running for this fixture due to Tyrers having no drivers available. We apologise to supporters who use this service for the inconvenience caused.
However, the matchday shuttle bus service will be in action during the 2023/24 campaign, starting from the home fixture against Swansea City on Saturday 26th August.
Following on from the success of last season, PNE-Online have again been working hard to add even more flags and banners ahead of the new campaign.
🏳️Deepdale is teeming with #pnefc fans funded flags and banners in time for the new season.🏳️— PNE-Online (@pneonline) August 10, 2023
If you wish to help us continue to grow our collection & help fund specific themed displays, you can join others by donating from £3 a month at https://t.co/saMgxsAA6B pic.twitter.com/Vmdh0acLyJ
Supporters in the Alan Kelly Town End and Sir Tom Finney Family Stand are invited to pick up a flag from the concourse as they enter the stadium.
However, fans are once again urged to return the flags to where they were picked up at the end of the match.
Smoking & E-Cigarettes Not Permitted
The club would like to remind supporters that smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes is strictly not permitted inside Deepdale.
Ground regulations state that “EFL stadia are smoke-free and smoking or the use of electronic cigarettes is not permitted inside the ground.”
As a club, we hope sanctions would not be necessary, although anyone found in breach of ground regulations could be subject to ejection from the stadium.
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.
The prayer rooms will be open 90 minutes before kick-off through until full-time.
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 Sir Tom Finney Stand, 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.
Love Football, Protect The Game
As confirmed at the end of July, new measures are being taken across all of football to help ensure the sport remains safe and enjoyable for all.
To challenge the totally unacceptable presence of football tragedy abuse, regulation changes and tough new measures have been introduced for the 2023/24 season which will see people who are found guilty of offences face stadium bans and criminal prosecution.
This builds on measures to address dangerous and illegal crowd behaviour which were introduced last year and continue through the 2023/24 season, including bans and reports to the police for activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects – as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.
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 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 be aware that, in a change to last season, only card payments can be made for our refreshments service for disabled supporters.