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Matchday Information: Norwich City (H)

12 April 2024

Club News

Matchday Information: Norwich City (H)

12 April 2024

With North End back at Deepdale again this weekend, take a look through the following matchday information to see what’s going on in and around the ground.

Fan Zone

Both The Gentry Bar and The Bowler Hat will be open to PNE fans ahead of the game and following full-time.

The Gentry Bar will open at 11am as usual, while The Bowler Hat will then open at 12 noon.

The new bar – located next to The Gentry Bar – successfully launched at the Good Friday fixture against Rotherham United, and offers rooftop standing and an outside segregated area, selling Birra Moretti, Strongbow Dark Fruits, and Neck Oil.

A full list of drinks being served in The Gentry Bar can be found below.

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

Ahead of kick-off, Tabitha Belle will be performing live music in The Gentry Bar, and James Gelson will be on PA duty.

There will be plenty of food options around the ground, including the famous Hot Potato Tram and Willow Catering.

Turnstiles will open at 1.30pm, and the two popular specials of jerk chicken with rice and peas (£6.50) and a Korean BBQ chicken waffle cone (£6) will again be available from the concourse. Each special can be purchased from one kiosk per home stand.

Shuttle Bus


Supporters can use the matchday shuttle bus to get to and from Deepdale, with the service beginning at Leyland and making its way 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) – 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

Reporting Abuse, Discrimination & Anti-Social Behaviour

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

The club have recently 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.

U18s Trophy Parade


North End's U18s will be doing a lap of the Deepdale pitch at 2.45pm with their Youth Alliance Cup trophy, which they won on Wednesday night thanks to a 3-1 victory at Fratton Park.

Fans are asked to get to their seats slightly earlier than usual to show their appreciation for the lads and congratulate them on their fantastic achievement.

The team are also in action at Springfields at 10.30am on Saturday morning for a Lancashire derby against Blackpool.


Supporter group PNE-Online are encouraging a Deepdale Whiteout by asking fans to wear home shirts (or something white) and to bring a scarf.

Fans in the Alan Kelly Town End and Sir Tom Finney Family Stand will find flags at their seats which they are invited to wave in support of the team.

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, from the accessible window at the ticket office from 1pm.

Grand National

Supporters should be aware that, due to the Grand National being brought forward to 4pm this year, the race will not be shown live on the concourses as usual.

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.

Love Football, Protect The Game

As confirmed at the end of July 2023, new measures were 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 in 2022 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.

Supporters can find consequences of such behaviour in the club’s Banning and Sanctions Policy.

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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