England’s Blackburn Opens Stadium for Eid al-Adha Prayers

Blackburn Rovers confirmed that they will Open their Stadium to host the Eid al-Adha prayer 1443 Hijri for the second’ Eid in a row. This English league club opened the Ewood Park stadium for this prayer.

Blackburn FC is the first British football club to host Eid prayers on Eid El Fitr just last May when more than 1,500 people took the pitch at Ewood Park to mark the end of Ramadan.

England's Blackburn Opens Stadium for Eid al-Adha Prayers

Blackburn Rovers held Eid al-Adha prayers on July 9, 2022. They followed the observation of the new moon from the Government of Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, the Eid al-Adha prayer at Ewood Park Stadium is open to all people of all ages. With provisions for men and women to pray in the field, those present are asked to bring their own prayer mats.

“We are proud to announce that, once again, we will be opening the doors at Ewood Park to our Muslim community to host the Eid-Ul-Adha prayer on Saturday, July 9th,” the Blackburn Rovers said in a post on Friday.

There is no need to register, but people are asked to arrive by 9 am at the latest. Turnstiles will open at 8.30 am.

`Eid Al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, is one of the two most important Islamic celebrations, together with `Eid Al-Fitr.

It begins with special prayers to mark the day. Muslims then make Udhiyah, a ritual that commemorates the great act of sacrifice Prophet Ibrahim and his son Isma`eel were willing to make for the sake of Allah.