What's going on at Ewood throughout Saturday? We host Sheffield Wednesday at Ewood Park and here's our matchday timetable for the main event against the Owls...
12:30 Foster’s FanZone
13:00 Strikers’ Lounge
12:00 - For those who have kindly brought toys for Secret Santa’s appeal on behalf of local underprivileged children, the collection points can be found adjacent to the Roverstore and at the Blackburn End reception, Jack Walker reception and Blues.
12:30 - Come and enjoy live football, pre-match chat and musical entertainment as the Foster’s FanZone opens for business.
13:15 - Rovers Return tickets go on sale.
14:00 - Blackpool-based singer and guitarist Macy Rodwell will be our live act on the FanZone stage. Check her out via @macyrodwellxx on Twitter or ‘Macy Rodwell music’ on Facebook and Youtube.
14:30 - We’ve lined up a special guest to follow Macy onto the FanZone stage ... but you’ll have to be here to find out who it is (they’ll definitely be worth hearing)!
14:50 - Penlake Juniors AFC join us from St Helens to form this afternoon’s guard of honour.
14:57 - Time to welcome the teams, with local match official Layla Scott enjoying the honour of being our referee mascot and Lostock Hall Juniors U8 Stripes on Rovers player escort duty.
15:00 - As the game kicks off, see if you can spot the rainbow colours around Ewood Park ... particularly some of the players’ laces, the corner flags and the fourth official’s board! It’s all part of our support for Stonewall’s ‘Rainbow Laces’ campaign to ensure that football shows that it welcomes all LGBT participants.
15:48 - Rovers Return lottery draw, conducted by Phil Boulding of Secret Santa Ltd, who will also address the crowd to explain more about the role of his not-for-profit organisation. The draw results will be broadcast via the PA system and @BRFCTrust on Twitter and Facebook.
15:50 - We’re delighted to welcome back Len Johnrose as a guest of the club today. The inspirational former Rovers star will be talking to the crowd about how he’s tackling Motor Neurone Disease, raising awareness and funding through the Len Johnrose Trust to help others fight the condition.
15:52 - Our junior team guests from Penlake and Lostock Hall will take part in our half-time penalty shoot-out competition in front of the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Family Stand.
17:00 - Stay on post-match in Blues to extend your day out, where from around 5.30pm onwards we’ve also got a fantastic selection of live music for you, courtesy of Billy Bibby (former lead guitarist and singer from Catfish and the Bottlemen), Molly Warburton and Chris Hinnigan.