What's going on at Ewood throughout Saturday? We host Birmingham City at Ewood Park and here's our matchday timetable for the main event against the Blues...
12:30 Foster’s FanZone
13:00 Strikers’ Lounge
12:00 The Secret Santa Ltd Christmas toy appeal continues – please bring new and unwrapped toys for local underprivileged children to our collection points at the Roverstore, Blackburn End reception, Jack Walker reception and Blues.
12:30 We’ll have live big screen coverage of Manchester City v Everton, pre-match chat and musical entertainment as the Foster’s FanZone opens for business.
13:00 Weather permitting, we’ll be selling mulled wine, black peas and garlic potatoes from a special seasonal stall in the FanZone.
13:15 Rovers Return tickets go on sale.
14:00 To get you in the festive mood, we’re delighted to have the Blackburn and Darwen Band playing Christmas carols on the FanZone stage.
14:50 Clitheroe Wolves U9 and Fenny Reccers U10 are here to form this afternoon’s guard of honour.
14:57 The moment we hope for a huge roar to welcome the teams, who are led out by local match official Katie Chadwick in the referee mascot role and Mill Hill Juniors U7 as the Rovers player escorts.
15:48 We’re joined by Richard Milne and Stuart Robinson from Football Aid, who are here to conduct the Rovers Return lottery draw and tell us about next year’s fundraising game at Ewood Park, which will be held on Thursday April 25th. The lottery results will be broadcast via the PA system and @BRFCTrust on Twitter and Facebook. If you win, why not head to www.footballaid.com and reserve your place in the charity match in aid of Field of Dreams and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust?
15:50 An extra festive treat for you all, as the Blackburn and Darwen Band perform some Christmas classics pitchside.
15:52 Time for our half-time penalties featuring today’s visiting junior teams.
18:00 Please be aware of our 6pm closure in Blues tonight, due to a Christmas party, with last orders being called at 5.30pm.