Rovers will be at home to newly-promoted Charlton Athletic on the opening day of the Championship season, following the release of the 2019-20 EFL fixtures.
The eagerly-anticipated encounter, which is scheduled for Saturday August 3rd, will be the first season opener to take place at Ewood Park since August 2016 following trips to Ipswich Town and Southend United in the last two years.
The Addicks secured promotion to the Championship in dramatic fashion in May, coming from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 at Wembley in the League One play-off final thanks to a 94th-minute winner.
Rovers will conclude the campaign against another newly-promoted side, away to League One champions Luton Town, on Saturday May 2nd, kick-off 12.30pm. It will be the club’s first league visit to Kenilworth Road since April 1982.
The first away trip of the season sees Tony Mowbray’s men travel to relegated Premier League side Fulham, with the game at Craven Cottage taking place on Saturday August 10th.
The first round of the Carabao Cup will then be played just a few days later.
The other two teams relegated from the Premier League in 2018-19 will both visit Ewood Park during the first half of the season – Cardiff City on Saturday August 24th and Huddersfield Town on Saturday October 19th.
The first local derby sees Rovers travel to Preston North End on Saturday October 26th, with the reverse fixture scheduled for Saturday January 11th.
Rovers fans face a long midweek journey to Swansea City on Wednesday December 11th, followed by another long trip to Bristol City just three days later, as the season enters the busy festive period.
This is followed by back-to-back home games, as Wigan Athletic will be the visitors to Ewood Park on Saturday December 21st, before a Boxing Day clash with Birmingham City.
Rovers will then travel to Huddersfield Town on Sunday December 29th, before kicking off the New Year away to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday January 1st.
The third round of the FA Cup is set to get underway on Saturday January 4th, before a mammoth month in February awaits, as Rovers play seven games in the space of 29 days.
Over Easter, Rovers will travel to Cardiff City on Good Friday (April 10th), before welcoming West Bromwich Albion to Ewood Park on Easter Monday (April 13th).
Rovers’ final home game of the 2019-20 Championship season will be against Reading on Saturday April 25th, before the curtain comes down at Luton on the final day.
Supporters should note that fixtures are subject to change due to the requirements of TV broadcasters, on police advice or any mutual agreement with one of our opponents.