Preston North End have announced the launch of a new fan zone in Deepdale ahead of next season.Advertisement
Launching Saturday 7 August, the fan zone will be available for the Hull City fixture.
The club discussed the possibility of a fan zone at Deepdale for many years and has proposed a temporary solution ahead of the opening home game.
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They said a permanent solution has been problematic and is still being worked on.
The fan zone will be located in the new car park between the Sir Tom Finney Stand and the Alan Kelly Town End, where there will be a marquee serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and food. There will also be live music.
The club hopes it will be an interim solution ahead of a more permanent home in the Finney’s Bar area, which the club plans to convert into a fan zone later in the season.
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The club had hoped to launch the fan zone for this weekend’s friendly against Manchester United, but due to a request from police not to sell alcohol to away supporters for the fixture, a fan zone was not possible.
However, there will still be a number of family activities in the fan zone area, including food and refreshments. These activities will be available from 11.45am until 1.45pm on Saturday.
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