Sligo Rovers can confirm that, through the work of the Bit O’ Red Supporters Trust, new hospitality facilities will be installed at The Showgrounds.
Modular buildings, similar to those currently in use at the ground for offices, are being installed and earmarked for use in hosting supporters, visitors and social gatherings.
The buildings have been purchased by the Trust through their fundraising activities.
Forthcoming events held by the supporters group will be used to furnish the building.
Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty said: “Every Sligo Rovers fan is proud of The Showgrounds, not just in appearance, but in the facilities we have that serve our club and our community.
“We do our very best to maintain the ground and improve it. Understandably, so much of our resources are tied up in the day-to-day running of the club, and likewise the fundraising for the club is geared towards it. It simply has to be or we wouldn’t be able to function.
“There is no doubt that one of the things we have been lacking is hospitality areas. We have many visitors to the ground, especially on match day, and we have been crying out for a new facility to host receptions and events.
“The Trust have been very active in pursuing this. We said we were open to it and it has materialised quite quickly. I don’t think too many Supporters Trusts would take on such a project, it shows ambition and determination to improve our club. We are a club run by our members, driven by our supporters and this is one of the finest examples of that you will ever see. It is the spirit of Sligo Rovers.
“There is a lot of work to be done. I can’t go in specifics just yet on what exactly the new facilities will be used for or a timeframe for when they will be available, but that will come in time.”
The club would like to express our gratitude to the Bit O’ Red Supporters Trust for their work in developing this project.
Meanwhile we can also confirm that the upcoming bingo fundraiser will also be used towards Showgrounds development and the running of the club.