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Matchday Information: Sunderland (H)

6 May 2023

Take a look through what’s happening at Deepdale on Monday as we end the Championship campaign with a 3pm clash against Sunderland.

The Gentry Bar

The Gentry Bar will be open on Monday from 12 noon to home supporters, with full timings to be found below.

Fan zone timings:
Doors open – 12 noon
Fan zone closes – 2.45pm
Fan zone re-opens – 4.45pm
Last orders – 5.30pm
Fan zone closes – 6pm

There will be live music pre-match from Mick Dean – a solo guitarist and vocalist – and 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

There will also be plenty of food on offer in the area of the old fan zone and outside of The Gentry Bar, with burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, falafel and much more available.

PNECET’s football inflatable game will be up and running for supporters to have a go at from 12 noon, while gaming pods around the stadium will be available to use from 1.30pm.

Shuttle Bus Service

The matchday shuttle bus, which runs from Leyland through Bamber Bridge on its way to the stadium, will be running as usual 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

2023 Player Awards

Following the full-time whistle, the players and staff will go into the dressing room for a short period before coming straight back out to undergo a lap of thanks.

The Player Awards will then take place near the dugout area, and supporters are asked to please stay in their seats while this happens.

Full details on the awards up for grabs can be found here.

Retro Day

PNE supporters are encouraged to dig out their PNE shirts from years gone by on Monday as we celebrate Retro Day.

There were some real beauties on show on the final day last season and we’re hoping for more of the same on Monday afternoon.

We will also be raising funds for the life-changing work of Preston North End Community and Education Trust on Retro Day, with supporters able to donate where possible through a bucket collection near the fan zone or you can donate online by clicking here.

Coronation Of King Charles III

To mark the official Coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III and the Queen Consort – taking place on Saturday – the National Anthem will be played prior to kick-off.

Love Football, Protect The Game.

Supporters of EFL clubs up and down the country are being reminded ahead of the final round of fixtures that entering the field of play and the use of pyrotechnics will be punished by strong sanctions, such as club bans and police action.

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.

Flag Display

Flags will again 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, 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.


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