How to get to Deepdale Stadium
Getting to Deepdale Stadium in Preston is easy, no matter where you’re travelling from. One of the best ways to travel to the stadium is by rail, and there are plenty of trains to Deepdale Stadium. Preston station is right in the heart of Preston city centre, and is roughly two miles from the stadium. From the station, it’s roughly a 30-minute walk to the stadium - or you can take a taxi from right outside the station, which will cost roughly £5. You can also catch a bus to Deepdale. Both the 19 and 19A buses stop directly outside the stadium, and the journey from Preston Bus Station takes around 10 minutes.
What to do at Deepdale Stadium
Deepdale is home to Preston North End Football Club, who currently play in the EFL Championship. The grounds, then, play host to the home games of North End (as the club is commonly known), and have also hosted international games. Deepdale was used during the 2005 UEFA Women’s Championship, as well as various under-21 and under-18 finals. The stadium was also the home of the National Football Museum between 2001 and 2010. The museum displays various collections of football memorabilia, and was moved to Ubris in Manchester after funding issues.
About Deepdale Stadium
Deepdale Stadium has been the home of North End since 1875, and is thought to be one of the oldest stadiums in continuous use in the world. It has a capacity of 23,408, and the stadium has been renovated several times over the years, including an extensive renovation in 1995 to build the Sir Tom Finney Stand, which includes restaurants and a press area. There is a statue of Sir Tom Finney, the club’s most famous player and one of England’s best-ever players, outside the stand. It was unveiled in 2004 to celebrate his 80th birthday.