At tomorrow’s home game against Sheffield Wednesday, Rovers will pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women as part of our Remembrance Day commemorations.
Ex-service personnel and representatives of The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment Veterans Charity and the Royal British Legion will be special guests of the club and will perform a pre-match tribute, as we remember and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving their country in conflict.
Members of the local Cadet Force will be selling poppies and collecting donations outside the stadium, whilst we also have a limited number of official Blackburn Rovers poppy badges available to purchase from the Roverstore.
As a mark of respect, representatives of both teams will lay wreaths in the centre circle and a minute’s silence will take place prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played.
The Rovers players will also wear specially embroidered poppy shirts, which will then be signed and auctioned to raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
After the game, Rovers will be lighting up Ewood Park, as we celebrate Diwali, Bonfire Night and the club’s 144th birthday – and we are encouraging supporters to join in the celebrations!
From 5.10pm, a fantastic fireworks display will take place from behind the Riverside Stand – with supporters able to move across to the lower tiers of the Blackburn End or Jack Walker Stand in order to get the best possible view. As a birthday bonus, supporters will also be able to take advantage of a number of refreshment deals on offer post-match.
Supporters should note that there will be no access to the back of the Riverside Stand before or after the game.
From 7pm, over 300 guests will attend the club’s first ever Diwali event, which will be held in the Premier Suite at Ewood Park.
It promises to be a night to remember, with the festivity including an authentic three-course Indian meal, Bhangra dance, Bollywood music, a further fireworks display and much more.
Don’t forget, Saturday’s Ewood encounter is the first of a special three-game offer, with adult prices for the trio of November home games against Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Brentford starting from just £45.
Senior tickets are priced from just £27, whilst junior tickets for the three-game offer start from just £12 for Under-18s and £9 for Under-12s.
1875 Club members can also claim a £15 discount on Saturday’s matchday prices.
Finally, fans and members of the public are invited to attend Rovers’ Remembrance Day tribute at Ewood Park on Monday November 11th.
Club chaplain Ken Howles will conduct a short service outside the Rovers Remember memorial, at the corner of the Jack Walker and Darwen End stands, followed by a minute’s silence at 11am.