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Matchday Information: Leicester City (H)

26 April 2024

Club News

Matchday Information: Leicester City (H)

26 April 2024

Ahead of North End’s final home match of the season against Leicester City, read through the following matchday information to see what’s going on in and around the ground.

Fan Zone

Ahead of kick-off, you can spend time in both The Gentry Bar and outside at The Bowler Hat. The Gentry Bar will open from 4pm, with The Bowler Hat then opening at 5pm. Both will reopen after the game, with last orders at approximately 11pm.

A full list of drinks being served in The Gentry Bar can be found below, while The Bowler Hat will be selling Birra Moretti, Strongbow Dark Fruits, and Neck Oil.

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

Ahead of kick-off, live music will be performed by James Kennedy in The Gentry Bar, and James Gelson will be on PA duty.

As usual, there will be plenty of food options around the ground, including the world-famous Hot Potato Tram. The two recently-launched popular specials – jerk chicken with rice and peas, and Korean BBQ chicken waffle cone – will also be available to buy on the concourse from 6.30pm. Each special can be purchased from one kiosk per home stand.

Shuttle Bus


Supporters can get to and from the ground by using the club’s matchday shuttle bus service, which starts at Leyland and makes its way through Bamber Bridge on the way to the stadium.

Return tickets cost £6 on-board and full timings for the service are as follows:

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

Love Football, Protect The Game

The club would like to remind all supporters – home and away – that Preston North End have a zero-tolerance approach to any fans entering the pitch.

The club takes the safety of supporters, players, staff, and match officials extremely seriously. It is a criminal offence to enter the pitch and therefore any supporter that does so will face potential police arrest plus court action, along with club sanctions.

At the end of last season, some clubs across the EFL witnessed unsavoury and unwelcome scenes with fans taking to the pitch, so supporters are therefore asked to stay in the stands.

Reporting Abuse, Discrimination & Anti-Social Behaviour

Ahead of this fixture, the club would also like to remind supporters about its zero-tolerance policy towards behaviours such as abuse, anti-social behaviour, and any form of language which may be deemed discriminatory.

The club have this season been forced to take serious action against such behaviours, with possible sanctions laid out for these actions here.

While at Deepdale, fans can report any abuse, discrimination or anti-social behaviour. 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 also 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.

Lap Of Thanks

As is tradition, following the full-time whistle, the PNE squad and management will perform a lap of the pitch to show their appreciation for your support throughout the 2023/24 season.

Fans are kindly asked to remain in their seats after the game has finished so this can take place.

There will also be a presentation ahead of kick-off, at around 7.45pm, as the Preston Supporters Collective present their Player of the Year award.


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 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.

Provisions For Disabled Supporters

The club recently introduced ear defenders at Deepdale, which are available from the disabled window at the ticket office on a matchday, and they will then need to be returned after the game to the Sir Tom Finney reception or to a nearby steward.

There is also a quiet zone being trialled at home matches, located on the bottom rows of Block A in the Family Zone of the Sir Tom Finney Stand.

For supporters who may wish to indicate to staff or fellow fans that they need additional support, help, or a little bit more time, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards are available to wear. The free-of-charge lanyards can be collected from the ticket office.

Accessibility Passports are available by post or collection from the ticket office by calling 0344 856 1966 or by emailing, while audio descriptive commentary of the match is available for partially-sighted supporters, and headsets can be collected from the accessible window at the ticket office from 5pm.

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.

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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