Preston North End to change location of proposed fan zone at Deepdale

Preston North End have changed course on where to locate a fan zone at Deepdale.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 10th December 2018, 3:53 pm
Updated Monday, 10th December 2018, 5:00 pm
Preston supporters at Deepdale
Preston supporters at Deepdale

The Lilywhites had intended converting the old club shop - next to the offices - into an area for supporters to use before going into the ground.

But they have decided against that idea and are now looking at other sites in and around the stadium.

A statement released by North End read: "At the recent fans’ forum, we announced our intention to build a Fan Zone, which at the time was planned to be situated in the old club shop.

"Since then we have reviewed this proposal and taking in to account the state of the building, cost of the project and the fact that it is our intention to at some time in the not too distant future to knock down this building, we are no longer proceeding with this plan.

"It is still our intention to provide a Fan Zone, but we are currently reviewing suitable alternative sites and as soon as we have some more definitive news we will make a further announcement."

Plans to use the old club shop had been quite advanced, with supporters asked for suggestions of what to name the fan zone.