Take a look through our Matchday Information article to find out what’s happening at Saturday’s home game against Wigan Athletic.
Our fan zone, situated by the Alan Kelly Town End car park, will once again be open to home supporters, with doors open from 12 noon.
Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 12 noon
Fan zone closes – 2.45pm
Fan zone re-opens – 4.45pm
Last orders – 6pm
Fan zone closes – 6.30pm
There will be live music in the fan zone prior to kick-off, with North West cover band the Deal performing. Please be aware, there will be no music in the fan zone post-match.
A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments will also be available, with a full list to be found below.
Wine, Bitter and Cider (packaged)
Snacks and confectionary will be available, while The Hot Potato Tram will be in the outside area of the fan zone, with burger, and fish and chip vans also around the stadium.
Also outside the fan zone – depending on the weather – Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s football inflatable game will be up for supporters to have a go at.
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
Unite For Access
In partnership with Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] and Level Playing Field, Preston North End are proud to participate in the new national campaign ‘Unite For Access’ – a celebration of accessibility and inclusion for disabled sports fans.
PNECET has invited a wide variety of participants and members of the local community to this fixture, for a day full of fun and inclusivity at Deepdale.
Cardinal Newman College students will form a guard of honour as the teams walk out, while taking part in the half-time penalty shootout, while the PNE squad will wear Level Playing Field t-shirts in the warm-up to raise further awareness of the campaign.
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.
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.
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.