Latics supporters should enjoy trip to Deepdale but equally must ensure their own safety and that of fellow supporters.
- Message to Wigan Athletic supporters travelling to Preston North End
- Latics supporters urged to arrive at Deepdale in plenty of time as thorough security checks will take place prior to entrance to the Stadium
- Tickets for the clash at Deepdale are still available to purchase in person from the DW Stadium Ticket Office or by calling 01942 311111.
Wigan Athletic supporters should read and be aware of the below message from Preston North End’s Ground Safety Team and Lancashire Police:
Wigan Athletic supporters will, as usual, occupy the Bill Shankly Kop at Deepdale and turnstiles will open at 1.30pm.
There are now very few public houses within walking distance of the stadium. The Bill Shankly Kop concourse will sell a range of alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks and hot and cold food.
When Wigan Athletic last played at Deepdale we saw use of pyrotechnic devices on the concourse by a minority of Wigan supporters. This meant the concourse was thick with smoke.
Therefore, this is an appeal from the safety team at Preston North End for Wigan Athletic supporters not to attempt to bring or use pyrotechnics at Deepdale this Saturday.
For your information, when you arrive at the turnstiles, additional search stewards will be deployed, together with the use of pyrotechnic detection dogs.
On the concourse, CCTV cameras have been upgraded and anyone using a pyrotechnic device will be identified. This will lead to a lengthy ban. Police officers will assist with the detection of pyrotechnics throughout the day.
Please come to Deepdale on Saturday to have a great day out, but leave the pyros at home for the wellbeing and safety of all Wigan Athletic supporters.
Preston North End Ground Safety Team
WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENCROACH ON THE PITCH AND/OR TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES AT MATCHES.
CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY.
PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.