The team traditonally draws support from north and east Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Its colours are blue and white quartered shirts, white shorts and blue socks. Away colours for the season 2002/03 are black shirts with a diagonal gold sash and black shorts - reflecting the original Black Arab kit of 1883. This marks the club's 120 year existence.
The club's official nickname is "The Pirates" - reflecting the maritime history of Bristol. A pirate features on both the club badge and the badge of the supporters club.
Home games are played at The Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol.
The local nickname of the club is "The Gas", (from the gasworks next to the old Eastville Stadium)and hence Rovers fans are known as "Gasheads".
The song which is synonymous with Rovers - sung by fans in support of (and often commiseration with!) the team is Goodnight Irene, originally written by Leadbelly.
Opinions differ as to how this came about but it is thought to have become popular in the 1950's when a version of the song was in the British charts - the line "sometimes I have a great notion to jump in the river and drown" - seemed to be particularly apt when rovers lost (The Bristol Frome flows next to the old Eastville ground).