BLACKBURN Rovers season ticket sales are up 30 per cent on this time last year.

The club have not put a figure on the amount of season tickets sold but director of communications Alan Myers hailed the response from supporters as ‘fantastic’.

Five per cent of the season tickets sold have been to new customers while plenty of returning fans have bought a season ticket for the first time since Rovers were relegated from the Premier League in 2012.

The club also reported that there has been a 'good conversion rate' of supporters turning half-season tickets into full season tickets. Gary Bowyer’s side won five, drew four and lost two of their 11 home games in 2014 as they just missed out on the play-offs.

And with season tickets starting at £249 for adults, £159 for seniors and 17-21-year-olds, and £60 for juniors, the club is hopeful of a late surge in sales before the campaign gets under way at home to Cardiff City on Friday, August 8 (7.45pm).

Myers said: “It is fantastic that the season ticket sales figures are up, it shows that the supporters have really got behind the manager and players.

“It is pleasing to see fans returning to the club, but it is about the team and what they do on the pitch that matters, that is why people will come back.

“We will be embarking on a huge fan engagement project, we want to give them something to be proud of.”

Initial work has started at Ewood Park for a matchday fanzone while Rovers are calling on supporters to submit their ideas for a ‘parade of honour’ at the ground that will celebrate the club’s history.

Fans are asked to email suggestions to including which memorable moments, players and goals they would like to see on display.

Rovers will also welcome suggestions on what the parade, which is planned for the link bridges at the Blackburn and Darwen End stands, could be called.