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      10.02.2009 03:08
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      A great, cheap day out on a Saturday for a Footie Fan!

      Ewood Park - The Home of Blackburn Rovers. Constructed in its current form in 1994 with the Millions of pounds the Iconic Chairman Jack Walker invested into the club. In turn, the biggest Stand was named in his honor, and outside the Home end, the Walkersteel Blackburn End, a statue of Mr. Walker was erected back in 2001, after his untimely death in 2000 of Lung Cancer.

      Ewood Park holds over 31,000 people, with 8,000 in the away end, known as the Darwen End.

      The ground has hosted many events, such as Rock FM's Party in the Park, the UEFA Womens Cup of 2005, and England U21 matches, as well as Premier League matches and some Blackburn Rovers Reserves games.

      It was noted in a recent study that the Blackburn Rovers prices are the lowest priced tickets in the premier League on average. The report concluded that the average price at Ewood Park was £22, with Hull City being the closest at £22.50, and Wigan at £24.50. The most expensive ticket at Ewood is £27.40, which is nothing compared to Arsenal's peak ticket at £92!

      Whether this is passed on to Away fans, Im not sure, but its pretty good information for those Rovers fans.

      The facilities are some of the most advanced, given the stadium is only really 15 Years old (although previous to the construction in 1994, the Stadium dates back to 1882) however, dont expect to have a clear line of access to the Pies, Beer and Toilets when it comes to half-time. The stadiums kiosks get very busy and the toilets are packed.

      Ewood recently had a room dedicated to cross-Religion - a Prayer Room for Muslims, basically, although it is open to whoever wants to go in, regardless of Religion.

      There are also Hospitality Packages, VIP, and a newly Rovers Owned Club Shop, which was previously under the Sports World banner (a company owned by Newcastle Owner, Mike Ashley.) Some debate that the reason Rovers wanted the store back was because Sports World alienated Rovers fans by selling more merchandise for other clubs, rather than merch for the club next door. Others say that its simply because Rovers fans begrudged lining Mike Ashley's pockets to put into Newcastle United.

      Ewood Parks Pitch is 115 x 76 Yards, and has Under-soil heating. This, along with the fantastic work of the Groundsmen at Ewood, is the reason why its been almost 20 Years since a game was postponed because of the weather at Ewood Park.

      Ewood Park is located on Bolton Road, which is the main road that goes through Blackburn, Darwen and Bolton, and is also superstitiously known as the A666.

      Locally, there is the Fernhurst Pub, which also operates a Travelodge. The Brown Cow is further up the road, and is a Home Fans Pub only. Other pubs around the area open and close pretty quickly due the the recent resession.

      Other local things include a McDonalds across from Ewood Park, an Aldi Supermarket, an Iceland, a Ladbrokes Betting shop and a Working Mens club on Bolton Road.

      The Town Centre (The Mall) is approximately 2 Miles from Ewood Park, and is accessable via Bus Journeys 1 (Darwen Cemetary) and 19 (Feniscowles) in particular.

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