Going to Deepdale?


Geoff Ollerton tells us to leave the M6 at j31 go left up the hill (often a police speed trap on the hill, so stick to 30) into Preston. Keep on until the roundabout (speed camera by the BP garage on the left) then go right onto Blackpool Rd. Keep going until you reach the ground on your left about 1 1/2 miles.   


There is good parking at the Fire Station just before you reach the ground (£2 I think). If you notice there is a Sainsbury's supermarket opposite the football ground at the junction of Sir Tom Finney Way. Go right and then past Sainsbury's and there is The Sumners Pub which welcomes away supporters.  Parking is mainly in the streets surrounding the ground.  

As you near the ground don't be tempted to park up on the grass verges, you are likely to find after the game that you have been given a ticket for it!  There may be Parking for cars at Moorfields Special School. The car park is manned by volunteers from the school and all proceeds go into school funds. Just follow the directions above and at the last set of traffic lights continue straight on for about 200 yards, and you will see the school on the left near Moor Park'.  


The atmosphere in Sumners is friendly, with both home and away supporters mixing freely (although note that away fans are not admitted when there is a local derby). There is a good sized beer garden & car park at the pub. Sometimes the pub does charge for parking but this can be redeemed against a purchase at the bar. Good food is available and children are allowed in. To get to the Sumners go towards Sainsburys and away from the Town Centre and it should take five minutes.  

As you go past Sainsburys turn right at the lights and it is half way up the hill, opposite another pub called the Garrison. It should be full, but friendly. The Garrison is on the opposite side of the road and has recently been refurbished. The pub welcomes a mix of away and home support and are friendly towards families. It serves Theakstons on draught. 

Avoid town centre pubs simply because the police will move you on quickly if they see you and most pubs will refuse to serve away fans. If you arrive by train the Vic and Station are convenient. Another pub worth considering is The White Hart on Watling Road (approx. 500 yards east of Sumner's and the Garrison, up past Fulwood Barracks). It is another Scottish & Newcastle pub with "Sizzling Platters" and other such delights of an inexpensive and good quality menu. A good alternative if the others prove too busy. Ample car parking and children welcome.   

By Train

Getting there on the train takes 2hr 30- 3hr 30 but you will not be able to get back until Weds

Worthy of Visit

The National Football Museum is at the ground and always worth a visit. Also you are not that far from Blackpool and the illuminations if you want to make a weekend of it.

Please check the cost and times of trains etc. All information is provided in good faith but the Foxes Trust cannot be held responsible for any errors. 

Thanks to the Football Ground Guide and Geoff Ollerton