Sligo BID supports Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers were delighted to receive a significant donation from Sligo BID (Sligo Business Improvements District) to help the club bring the ground up to UEFA standards for hosting our European games, especially with our upcoming 3rd Round tie with Viking FK of Norway.

Sligo BID is a business improvement district located in Sligo Town. BIDs improve the trading within specific geographic locations by improving the commercial environment and proactively marketing the district.

Last week, businesses in Sligo Town were extremely busy with many Motherwell fans staying in the town and surrounding areas for our 2nd Round tie with the Scottish team.

Occasions like this brings the community together and for Sligo Rovers, it’s important that our local businesses get the benefits of such games in terms of income they can generate off the back of them.

Many of these businesses are loyal sponsors of the club and we appreciate their support on an ongoing basis.

The Showgrounds is included in the Purple Flag zone. The Purple Flag is the International Award for Towns and Cities that reach a standard of excellence in the evening and night-time economy.

Tommy Higgins, Chairman of Sligo Rovers:

‘’We are extremely grateful to Sligo BID for helping us keep our next European game against Viking of Norway at The Showgrounds in front of our supporters.

‘’The recent European games were fantastic in terms of atmosphere, excitement and indeed creating extra business and revenue for the local Sligo economy.

‘’We hope we can continue to do this in the future and this includes with the redevelopment of The Showgrounds in our Masterplan which we hope can bring a top class venue to the town and region.

‘’We thank Sligo BID for their continued support of the club’’.

The Bit O’ Red host Viking FK at The Showgrounds on Thursday, August 11th at 7pm. The game is sold out.

Supporters wishing to watch this Thursday’s First-Leg in Norway are encouraged to attend the live screening which takes place in Stephen Street car park on the big screen from 6pm. (Admission €5 and proceeds go to Sligo Summer Festival – gates open 5pm)