Bit O’ Red wall deadline: 31 January

The deadline to have your tile on Bit O’Red Wall for the start of the 2020 season has been confirmed as 31 January.

The new wall gives supporters and their family members the opportunity to have a permanent place and link with the home of the Rovers – The Showgrounds.

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Supporters who have already purchased do not need take action. Around 140 tiles have been sold so far. A limited amount remain.

Alongside the newly-developed outdoor museum, immediately opposite the dressing rooms on the Treacy Avenue side of the ground, the Bit O’ Red wall will be erected shortly with work beginning in the first week of February in time for the first home game against St Patrick’s Athletic on 21 February.

It will be made up of tiles, supplied by the renowned Boyle based stonemasons, Feelystone. Each tile, costing €100, will have space for 3 lines, with 16 characters per line.

Tiles not bought before 31 January will not be erected until later in the year.

Securing a permanent place on The Bit O’ Red Wall is likely to interest fans who attend Rovers games each season.

It will also provide supporters who are not based in Sligo, including the many who live abroad, with an opportunity to mark their affection for the Rovers.

Another dimension of the project is it will allow an opportunity to remember and celebrate deceased family members and their long association with the club.

The project was devised by a working group including clubsecretary, Brendan Lacken; CEO Colin Feehily, committee members Mark Cummins & Paddy Houze and supporter, Tommie Gorman.

Their objective is to raise funds to help with the running of the club but also to organise a scheme that builds the infrastructure of the Showgrounds and enhances the club’s bond with supporters.

Finbar Feely of Feelystone participated in several meetings at the Showgrounds during which the proposal was developed.

The plan is to create a structure that will last and will serve as a reminder of the community-based values at the heart of Sligo Rovers FC.