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Matchday itinerary confirmed for Gills visit

30 September 2017

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A returning performance from X-Factor boot camp candidate Verity Kinnon will be Saturday afternoon's pre-match highlight at Ewood Park.

The talented singer, who last performed in the Foster's FanZone a year ago when we took on Ipswich Town, will be headlining the stage as part of a fun day's entertainment ahead of the SkyBet League One clash with Gillingham.

With various family lounges, chances to play brand new console games and free gifts all forming part of the matchday mix before you've even watched a minute of football, it all adds up to an afternoon of fantastic football.

On the agenda this weekend is the following…

10am Roverstore opens. All your essential terrace attire can be found within the walls of our sizeable club store.

11am Blues Bar opens. Drinks service commences as soon as the bar opens, with food available from midday. Please become a matchday member to guarantee your access.

12pm Strikers’ Lounge opens. Even bigger than the Blues Bar two floors down, Strikers' Lounge is also situated in the Blackburn End and offers free entry, games of all shapes and sizes, a sensory room, bar and much more. Perfect for all the family.

12.30pm The Foster’s FanZone opens. The bar and stage will be operating from this time to help build up the atmosphere, with Huddersfield Town v Spurs live on the big screen to add to the entertainment.

1pm Rover The Dog arrives. If your child (or your inner child) wants to meet the cuddly mascot, he'll be popping up all around the ground for two hours before kick-off.

1.15pm The Penalty Shoot Out Challenge opens. Based in the Jack Walker Stand and Blackburn Rnd corner of the stadium, it costs just 50p per go or £1 for three attempts to see if you've got the best shot in town, potentially winning you great prizes.

1.30pm Turnstiles open. Two big attractions await for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand ticket holders - The GAME Room now offers multi-console access to FIFA 18, while Rover's Kennel offers you free face painting and fruit bags, courtesy of McDonald's at Ewood.

1.50pm Verity Kinnon on stage. Search @veritykinnon on Twitter and Instagram to discover more about this rising star, who has been on the bill for big events such as the Blackpool Lights switch on.

2.15pm Read out the team sheets! Children aged 16 or under can show that they're the next big sports broadcasting star by volunteering to read out the team news on the Foster's FanZone stage.

2.50pm Guard of honour. Avondale Primary School in Darwen will form the visual spectacle in front of the Jack Walker Stand.

2.57pm The teams emerge. The Rovers team will be led out by player escorts from the Community Trust's summer Football Camp; their prize for winning the Rovers Idol skills competition.

3pm Kick-off. Come on you Blues!

3.50pm Half-time penalties. The pupils from Avondale Primary School return to showcase their shooting prowess in front of the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand.

Don't miss the early bird ticket deadline at midday on Saturday! Adult 1875 Club members pay from just £18 whatever time they purchase their ticket, so why not upgrade to becoming a member for home match ticket discounts, away ticket priority, exclusive events and more?

Call 01254 372000 to order by phone, visit for online sales or head to the ticket office in person on matchday to secure your seats.

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