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Matchday Information: Bristol City (H)

11 January 2024

Club News

Matchday Information: Bristol City (H)

11 January 2024

If you’re heading to Deepdale this weekend for the opening home match of the year, take a look through the following matchday information.

The Gentry Bar

Home supporters can head to The Gentry Bar before and after the match for entertainment and drinks, with full timings below:

Doors open – 11am
Fan zone closes – 2.45pm
Fan zone reopens – 4.45pm
Last orders – 6pm

Andy Holt will be performing music before the match, with Stuart Hill on PA duties, and the following drinks are on offer.

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

As well as the offerings inside The Gentry Bar, there are plenty of food options available around the ground and from the kiosks on the stadium concourses. Please note, only card payments will be accepted in The Gentry Bar and inside Deepdale.

Turnstiles will be open from 1.30pm.

Shuttle Bus


Supporters can use the matchday shuttle bus service which starts at Leyland and makes its way through Bamber Bridge to get to and from Deepdale.

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

Community Matchday

PNE and Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] will be marking the EFL Community Weekend on Saturday, to highlight the work they do in the local community.

PNECET has selected some Community Champions who will be recognised and celebrated throughout the day by taking part in a number of different activities before the match, at half-time, and also in a private box for the game.

There will also be a pre-match guard of honour and the players will wear special warm-up t-shirts dedicated to PNECET.

Reporting Abuse, Discrimination & Anti-Social Behaviour

The club would like to remind supporters of a quick and easy way to report any abuse, discrimination or anti-social behaviour while at Deepdale.

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.

20% Sale On Kits

Head to the club shop once you arrive at Deepdale and take advantage of a special offer on all 2023/24 replica kits.

You can get 20% off the home, away, and third kits in-store, or you can shop online 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.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower


As part of the club’s #OneNorthEnd campaign and the ongoing commitment to deliver an inclusive environment for all, supporters can choose to wear a Sunflower lanyard at Deepdale 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

You can find out more about the campaign – launched in December 2023 – by clicking here.

Love Football, Protect The Game

As confirmed at the end of July 2023, 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.

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

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.

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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