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Matchday timetable: Barnsley (H)

A look at what's going on throughout matchday against The Tykes at Ewood Park

22 November 2019

What's going on at Ewood throughout Saturday afternoon? We host Barnsley at Ewood Park and here's our matchday timetable for the main event against The Reds...

Opening Times...

08.30 Blues
09:00 Roverstore
12:30 Foster's FanZone
13:00 Strikers' Lounge
13:30 Concourses

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What's On...

Rovers will join other EFL clubs across the country this weekend by showing our support and raising awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign.

The campaign, which runs from Friday November 22nd to Sunday December 8th, aims to promote diversity and inclusivity in all areas of football, both on and off the pitch, and encourage communities to ‘Come Out Active’ by getting people to participate in something active in the name of LGBT equality in sport.

At Saturday’s home game, Rovers will highlight its continued support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game by turning the corner flags, subs board, programme cover, social media logo and captain’s armband rainbow coloured, whilst rainbow laces will also be provided to the players.

Saturday’s activation reinforces Rovers' commitment to promoting inclusion and engaging with its diverse community under the #OneRovers banner.

Furthermore, Rovers have teamed up with ELHT&Me for the 2019-20 season, as one of the club’s four charity partners, along with The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity, Fight Like a Kid and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust.

ELHT&Me is the official charity of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, who provide high-quality care for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

The Trust manages Blackburn Royal Hospital as well as four other hospitals in the region and community services across East Lancashire too.

Donations to ELHT&Me make a huge difference for patients and their loved ones by improving the hospital experience, funding research, buying state-of-the-art medical equipment and enabling the Trust to provide care beyond standard NHS funding.

There will be bucket collectors around Ewood Park on Saturday, so please give what you can to a terrific charity.

There will also be an awareness stall in the FanZone, the Rovers players warming-up in ELHT&Me t-shirts and posters displayed around the stadium.

The club will also be opening the top tier of the Blackburn End for staff and families from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

12:30 Time for the Foster's FanZone to burst into life, with the bar, stage and screen kicking off. Keep an eye out for live action on the latter, likely to be the early Premier League kick-off between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur. The favilities will also be available throughout half time for fans in the lower section of the Ronnie Clayton Blackburn End and supporters in the Riverside Stand.

13:15 Hope to be £500 or more better off when you head home? Look out for Rovers Return tickets going on sale and you could be the winner of today's handy jackpot!

13:30 We hope to be offering our inflatable penalty shoot-out challenge in the corner of the Jack Walker Stand and Blackburn End.

14.00 The teams are announced. Find out who's in and who's out for Rovers via our social media channels and official website!

14.15 Warm up time. The Rovers squad will be warming up in our ELHT&Me shirts.

14:25 Are you visiting today with a child aged 16 or under? There's a goodie bag on offer if they're willing to come up on the FanZone stage and read out today's team news!

14:50 Blackburn Eagles Under-11s are going to line the touchline and form today's guard of honour.

14:57 Time to play your part and give the teams a huge reception, where they'll be joined by match mascots, Sebastian and Zach, and young player escorts from Darwen Rangers Under-8s.

15:00 Kick-off! Rovers v Barnsley takes place, so make some noise for the boys!

15:25 We encourage you to join in with a minute's applause in recognition of 25 years since we won the Premier League!

15:45 Half-time and that means a 15 minute period for refreshments from the concourses.

15.46 Totally Wicked will be joining us to go through the dangers of smoking and how vaping is a healthier alternative.

15:48 Time for the Rovers Return draw with Executive Director of Communications and Engagement at the ELHT&Me, Christine Hughes - listen out for the winners' details over the PA system and then online via the club and Community Trust's social media platforms.

15:49 The youngsters from Blackburn Eagles Under-11s and Darwen Rangers Under-8s return to the touchlines to enjoy the chance to take part in our regular penalty shoot-out challenge.

16:00 The second half begins.

16:50 The game ends. Here's hoping for a return to winning ways for Tony Mowbray's men!

17:30 Maelor Hughes joins us in Blues! Having been in bands for the last 15 years, Maelor decided it was time to hit the road alone. Since starting his solo career Maelor has enjoyed playing alongside or supporting The Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Will Varley, Ocean Colour Scene, Reverend and the Makers, Hapy Mondays and many others.


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