As the new Sky Bet
Football League season kicks-off, fans across the country are being set the challenge of creating a ‘Wall of Colour’ at their side’s opening home league match.
Fans can get involved by donning their club’s famous colours, as well as finding the most innovative ways to show off their love for their team through social media using #WallofColour.
Rovers will be looking to kick-off the new season in style, with the first home result often proving a useful pointer to a team’s prospects for the season ahead.
Last season, none of the 10 clubs that won promotion from the Sky Bet
Championship, League 1 or League 2 lost their first home league match. Additionally, none of the nine clubs that were ultimately relegated won their opening home game.
Bowyer is looking to Rovers fans to play their part by making Ewood Park a sea of blue-and-white and creating a memorable atmosphere to inspire the team.
“We are all really looking forward to the start of the new season and this initiative by the Football League should add some extra excitement to the opening day,” said the Rovers boss.
“We already encourage our fans to come to games in the club’s colours and it would be great to see every Rovers fan kitted out in blue-and-white for the game against Cardiff.”
The club is encouraging fans to wear their shirts, scarves, hats, rosettes or even paint their face in blue-and-white to help Rovers to victory in the live Championship opener against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
Shaun Harvey, the Chief Executive of The Football League, said: “The beginning of the new season is always a special time, with supporters full of hope and expectation that this season is going to be their year.
“It’s great to see Gary Bowyer calling on fans to create a Wall of Colour at Ewood Park and I hope that Rovers supporters rise to the challenge. Every side will want to make a strong start to the new season and the three points on offer could go on to make all the difference when the trophies are being handed out next May.”
Tickets for Rovers' first match of the 2014-15 campaign are now on sale. Prices start from £17 for Adults, £11 Seniors/Students and £6 Juniors under 17. Book online today at www.onerovers.co.uk