Granting of Planning Permission major step forward for Showgrounds Redevelopment Plans

Sligo Rovers Football Club is delighted to announce that it has now received final grant of Planning Permission from Sligo County Council for the development of the Showgrounds. This is a hugely significant step in the implementation process of the Masterplan for The Showgrounds.

While the Club’s immediate focus is obviously on the current season work continues in the background on the exciting plans for the redevelopment and enhancement of the Showgrounds.

Thanking Rhatigan Architects for their assistance to date Sligo Rovers Chairman Tommy Higgins said that the next step is to have the detailed designs and tender completed at the earliest possible date. This is a considerable piece of work and will take us up to the end of 2023.  Once these are completed the Club will be in a position to pursue funding streams to enable the main construction works to commence. In the meantime, it is expected that work will commence this season on upgrading of floodlights to UEFA standards.

“Our target is to have a new state of the art stadium and related facilities completed in advance of the Club’s Centenary in 2028 and the granting of planning permission represents a major step forward. Funding is a huge challenge but we believe the project represents a very worthy investment from many perspectives for the Club, the community and the region ”.   

On behalf of the Club, I would like to express my particular thanks to the FAI for their ongoing support in helping us move the project forward and the shared understanding that once completed the project will be a fantastic boost to football in the Region.