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Matchday Information: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

28 December 2023

Club News

Matchday Information: Sheffield Wednesday (H)

28 December 2023

Before your arrival at Deepdale for the final home match of the year on Friday night, check out the following matchday information.

The Gentry Bar

PNE supporters can join us in The Gentry Bar from 4pm ahead of the game, for drinks and live entertainment. Full opening times are as follows:

Doors open – 4pm
Fan zone closes – 7.30pm
Fan zone reopens – 9.30pm
Last orders – 10.30pm

Uptown Two will be performing live music from around 5.30pm. A full list of drinks available can be found below:

Birra Moretti
Neck Oil
Wine, Bitter and Cider
Gentry Pale Ale
Dark Fruits Cider
Soft Drinks

Outside of the fan zone, you can also find plenty of food options, and there’s a range of options on the concourse once you’re inside the stadium, too. Please note, Deepdale is a cashless stadium.

Shuttle Bus

Supporters can get to and from Deepdale using the club’s shuttle bus service, which costs £6 for a return journey.

Tickets are available on-board and full timings of the service are as follows:

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 6pm
The Railway, Leyland – 6.10pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 6.15pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 6.20pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 6.40pm

End Of Year Tribute

As is tradition, the club will take the opportunity on the final home match of the year to remember everyone connected with Preston North End who we have sadly lost in 2023.

Ahead of kick-off, the players will gather around the centre circle for a minute’s silence, as the names of those who have passed away this year appear on the screen.

Fans are advised to arrive at the ground and their seats slightly earlier than normal ahead of the tribute.

Love Football, Protect The Game

As confirmed at the end of July, new measures have been 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 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.


Supporters in the Alan Kelly Town End and Sir Tom Finney Family Stand are, as always, invited to pick up a flag from the concourse as they enter the stadium.

It's been made even easier to pick up a large flag, as all are now located in the bins nearest the turnstiles at both ends of the Town End.

All supporters on the Town End can also choose to pick up a giant waver ahead of kick-off, available to pick up from the disabled platform.

Please be aware, the EFL has advised that clubs should not allow flags which represent Israel or Palestine to be brought into the stadium. Any other flag should comply with club protocols and Ground Regulations.

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.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower


As part of the club’s #OneNorthEnd campaign and the ongoing commitment to deliver an inclusive environment for all, supporters can choose to wear a Sunflower lanyard at Deepdale to share that they have a disability or condition which may not be immediately apparent.

The free-of-charge lanyards can be collected from the ticket office, and if supporters can’t make it down to Deepdale you can call 0344 856 1966 or email

You can find out more about the campaign – launched at the beginning of this month – by clicking here.

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. Person 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.

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 only card payments can be made for our refreshments service for disabled supporters.

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