Ahead of Friday night’s 8pm kick-off against Queens Park Rangers, take a look through the following information to see what’s going on in and around the ground.
The Gentry Bar
Get in the matchday mood by joining us in The Gentry Bar from 4pm and grab a drink before kick-off!
Doors open – 4pm
Fan zone closes – 7.45pm
Fan zone reopens – 9.45pm
Last orders – 10.30pm
As well as the following list of drinks which will be on offer, there will also be live music performed before the match by Peter Young.
Wine, Bitter and Cider
Gentry Pale Ale
Dark Fruits Cider
There will also be plenty of food options available outside the ground, as well as from the kiosks inside the stadium.
Turnstiles will open from 6.45pm, as will the family room in the Sir Tom Finney Stand and all gaming pods. Please note, due to the expected freezing conditions, PNECET’s inflatable game will not be running.
As always, you can get to and from Deepdale by using our matchday shuttle bus service, which starts at Leyland and goes through Bamber Bridge on its way to the stadium.
Return tickets cost £6 on-board and full timings for the service can be found below:
Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 6.20pm
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 6.30pm
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 6.35pm
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 6.40pm
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 7pm
Whites Christmas Toy Appeal
Preston North End Community and Education Trust and Preston North End are working in partnership with Rock FM Mission Christmas toy appeal to support the most vulnerable families in Preston this Christmas.
Supporters can drop off any unused, unwrapped toys all in their original packaging at The Gentry Bar before the game.
Online donations are also welcome, and any contribution will be hugely appreciated and will go a long way to making somebody’s Christmas.
Hidden Disabilities Sunflower
The club will be marking the launch of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower campaign at Deepdale on Friday night.
As part of the club’s #OneNorthEnd campaign and the ongoing commitment to deliver an inclusive environment for all, supporters can now choose to wear a Sunflower lanyard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the warm-up, PNE players will wear dedicated T-shirts, before they will then emerge from the tunnel between a guard of honour made up of supporters who live with hidden disabilities, while Delilah – daughter of goalkeeper Dai Cornell – will lead the teams out.
Find out more about the campaign here.
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.
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.
However, fans are once again urged to return the flags to where they were picked up at the end of the match.
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.
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 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 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.
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.