No wins in our first six games with Preston North End. And they stole Graham Westley from us too. Not cool guys. That last bit came during our epic 2011-2 League One campaign. Since then, a lot happened – GW came back to us, we went down, PNE went up and narrowly missed out on the 2017-8 Championship playoffs. And GW came back to us again. Maybe it’ll be seventh time lucky for us against them, whenever that may be…
Preston North End: The Facts
Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU
Deepdale offers a wide range of disabled facilities by the club’s own admission, with pitch-level entry and seating for wheelchair users and elevated seating for wheelchair users in three stands with step-free access.
Hearing looped equipment is available in the Bill Shankly Kop, while all stands comprise accessible toilet and catering facilities for all wheelchair users and ambulant disabled.
Pre-match booking is advised but not essential. Give the ticket office a call on 0870 442 1966 or email [email protected] if you’d like more details.
Pubs are scarce in the immediate area, but further up or Tom Finney Way, is Sumners. Home and away fans mix here with a good-sized garden and decent food. It’s towards the Sainsbury’s superstore and away from the town centre.
Preston North End Travel Information – Distance: 203 miles
At around 200 miles, this is one of the longer journeys for Stevenage fans. A conservative estimate places the journey time at more than 3.5 hours. Essential components of the trip are the M1 and M6 – or the A14 and M6.
Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 31a; using the B6242 exit for Preston (East) and Longridge. Take the third exit at the roundabout for the B6242 and continue over one roundabout. At the next one, however, turn left (first exit) for the B6241. Just under a mile, bear round to the left. In 0.4 miles more, the ground will be on the left.
Car parking at the ground is available – but at a cost of £15 on the day! You might also want to avoid the grass verges near the ground in case you annoy the local authorities. So, you can try a car park that costs £7 behind the Main Stand across Sir Tom Finney Way. Or Moorfields School will let you park up at a cost of a fiver.
Services to: LONDON EUSTON
The station is around a mile from the stadium, so be prepared for a lengthy walk. Head east on Fishergate towards Mount Street. Continue onto Church Street for nearly half a mile before turning onto Deepdale Road (now called Tom Finney Way… it’s the A6063).
After nearly a mile, turn right onto Park Side and again onto Hollins Road for the away end.
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