Rovers supporter information for the Derby
Details for security and traveller safety have been released ahead of the derby match between Burnley and vastly superior local rivals Blackburn next week.
Turnstiles at Turf Moor will open for Blackburn Rovers fans at 9.30am and for Burnley supporters at 10.30am in what has to be the earliest turnstile opening in history.
Due to the official club policy that is in place and one that replicates the same OTT treatment Burnley fans got in October the official line is this -
'Blackburn Rovers supporters will be transported to the ground in coaches and all visiting fans will be taken to a point directly adjacent to the turnstiles, and from there immediately into the stadium. Police cordons will be in place to ensure fans` safety.
We strongly advise all supporters to arrive at Turf Moor early for this fixture, and remind supporters of the clocks being moved forward one hour during Saturday night.
Please note there will be no cash turnstiles available on the day.'
Refreshment kiosks inside the ground will all be open upon the opening of the turnstiles in relevant areas - basically meaning that Rovers fans can get drunk as of 9.30 am!
After the game, an area of Harry Potts Way and Belvedere Road has been secured to park all coaches for Blackburn Rovers fans.
So basically it means that to avoid any trouble the clubs have agreed to treat fans like sheep!!!