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READ | Matchday running order v Blackburn Rovers - Community Takeover Day

1 March 2019

Matchday running order v Blackburn Rovers…

Here are a list of key items planned for Saturday's fixture against Blackburn Rovers, which marks the Club’s Community Takeover Day, run in conjunction with RUCST… Please note these times are a guide only and we cannot guarantee that the below will run exactly to schedule.

09:00 | Red and White Shop and ticket office open for business. Check out our latest range of Rotherham United merchandise. Don’t forget, all replica kit and teamwear has been reduced further with prices slashed by up to 50%! Check out our items ahead of your visit here:

12:00 | Matchday ticket prices come into effect for fans purchasing on the day of the game (subject to availability).

13:00 | The Community Sports Trust’s GoalZone opens to the public. The GoalZone is next to the Players’ Entrance in the main Eric Twigg and Pukka Pies West Stand. Inside are games consoles, a table tennis table, reaction wall and more, plus Miller Bear will pay a visit to fans during the afternoon. Entry to the GoalZone is free, all you need to do is show your season ticket or ticket for the match. We've also got our new FIFA ESports Team in the FIFA Hub!

13:30 | Programme sellers take up their positions around AESSEAL New York Stadium. This week’s edition features Clark Robertson and Jon Taylor on the cover, with Trevor Womble taking us back in time with a Retro in the Dressing Room and Robertson is also put to the test in our Know Your Teammates feature. On top of that, there are all the regular interviews and content.

13:30 | The turnstiles at AESSEAL New York Stadium open.

13:50 | The officialrufc Instagram story starts for the game against Blackburn Rovers.

14:00 | Club mascot Miller Bear makes his way around the ground for his pre-match parade, whilst he also makes an appearance in the Goal Zone.

14:00 | The teams are announced on the Rotherham United social media channels.

14:30 | Miller Bear makes his way into the stadium.

14:40 | The Eric Twigg Foods giveaway takes place with a lucky fan winning a tray of Pukka Pies.

14:50 | Members of a local junior football team prepare to welcome the teams out as flag bearers.

14:55 | The players from Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers line up in the tunnel.

15:00 | The game between Rotherham United and Blackburn kicks off.

15:45 | The Millers Mayday and 50/50 draws are made with the winning numbers announced during the interval on the big screen and social media channels.

16:05 | The second half of the Sky Bet Championship game between Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers kicks off.


Members of the community, selected by Rotherham United's Community Sports Trust, will join us as 'staff members' for the day and will shadow club representatives in various roles including; first team manager, ticket office manager, stadium manager and media officer.

To find out more about the Community Takeover Day click here.

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