PRESTON NORTH END
Deepdale (capacity 23,404)
Preston North End played their first game at Deepdale in 1878, meaning the stadium now holds the distinction of having the longest continuous use for association football in the world. At one point, it was one the only stadium in England to feature a plastic pitch, but after 8 years it was ripped up after it proved unpopular with fans and players.
Deepdale has been completely rebuilt over recent years, with the most recent Invincibles Stand completed in 2008. This stand was named after the 1888/89 team who went the season unbeaten. The other three stands are all named after former players (Bill Shankly, Alan Kelly, and Sir Tom Finney), and have their images on the seats.
Away fans visiting Deepdale are located in the Bill Shankly Stand behind the goal. The typical allocation for visiting supporters is around 3,000 but for teams with a large support, the whole end can be allocated which is nearer 6,000.
There are 2 car parks available at Deepdale itself but at £12.50, it’s quite pricey. Alternatively, there are a couple of matchday car parks near the stadium which prove popular with away fans.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near Deepdale for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Invincibles/Sir Tom Finney Car Parks – Deepdale||PR1 6RU||£12.50||0.1km||There are 2 car parks at the stadium itself, but at £12.50 it’s quite pricey, although clearly very convenient. It may take a while to get away from the stadium after the game because of the traffic around the stadium.|
|Moor Park High School||PR1 6LR||£5||0.2km||Matchday parking is available at a local school, just a 2 minute walk from Deepdale, which is manned by volunteers and proceeds going to the school itself. This is a popular choice for away fans.|
|St Gregory’s Catholic Club||PR1 6HQ||£3||0.5km||St Gregory’s Catholic Club operate a matchday car park, which is around a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium.|
|Frenchwood Social Club||PR1 4NP||£3||2.4km||Frenchwood Social Club offers parking for £3, £2 of which is redeemable at the bar on your first drinks order. However, it is a good 20 minute walk to the stadium.|
Preston Railway Station is the closest to Deepdale, although it’s around a mile and a half away so many fans choose to jump in a taxi to the stadium, which will cost around £7. If you choose to walk, exit the station and turn left in front of the Fishergate Centre, where you will pass the Railway Pub. Continue along this road until you get to the T-junction, where you need to turn right and walk straight down Fishergate, but make sure you ignore where the road forks and becomes Corporation Street. After about three quarters of a mile, the road becomes Church Street. With the church to your right, continue until you reach the A6 junction. Cross this road with the prison on your right, then turn left into Deepdale Road. Keep walking down this road where you will eventually reach the stadium.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Deepdale, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Deepdale.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Preston North End, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Preston North End’s Deepdale in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Preston North End perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!