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Matchday Information: Millwall (H)

20 October 2023

Club News

Matchday Information: Millwall (H)

20 October 2023

If you’re coming to Deepdale on Saturday afternoon to watch North End take on Millwall at 12.30pm, take a look through what you can expect from the day below.

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 10am on matchday. Full timings can be found below:

Doors open – 10am
Fan zone closes – 12.15pm
Fan zone reopens – 2.15pm
Last orders – 4.30pm

Live music will be performed from around 10.30am by Steve Hunt. A full list of drinks available in The Gentry Bar can be found below:

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

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. Also outside the fan zone, Preston North End Community and Education Trust will be promoting their Big Sleep Out event, coming up next month.

Once you’re inside the stadium, you can try Sodexo’s new offering of traditional and chilli cheese hotdogs from the concourses. Alcohol-free beer is also available from kiosks.

Turnstiles will open from 11am, and the family room in the Sir Tom Finney Stand and gaming pods will be open from the same time.

Shuttle Bus

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The Tyrers matchday shuttle bus service, which runs from Leyland through Bamber Bridge on its way to the stadium, will run on Saturday, with timings changed in accordance with the 12.30pm kick-off.

Return tickets for this service cost £6 and fans can simply pay the driver on-board.

Full timings for the shuttle bus can be found below:

Leyland Tesco (Stop A – Car Park) – 10.50am
The Railway Pub, Leyland – 11am
Ye Olde Hob Inn, Bamber Bridge – 11.05am
Beam and Brycg Pub, Bamber Bridge – 11.10am
Arrive at Deepdale, Lowthorpe Road – 11.30am

Kick It Out Matchday

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Saturday marks the club’s annual Kick It Out fixture, as equality, diversity and inclusion is celebrated at Deepdale, as part of the OneNorthEnd campaign.

Preston North End Community and Education Trust will be inviting a number of local groups who will attend Deepdale for the first time on Saturday.

A mixture of ethnically diverse participants and supporters will give a guard of honour, while there will also be plenty more going on around the ground, which you can read all about here.

Israel And Palestine Conflict

As a mark of respect to all those who have lost their lives in the ongoing and devastating conflict in Israel and Palestine, players will wear black armbands and a period of silence will be observed prior to kick-off.

The EFL’s charity partner British Red Cross is supporting the international response efforts aiding those in urgent need, and you can donate if you wish by clicking here.

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.

Flags

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.

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 enquiries@pne.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 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.


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