Wall surpasses 300 tiles in first stage

The first phase The Showgrounds Bit O’ Red Wall will have 302 tiles.  

As a result of a surge of interest from Sligo Rovers fans at home and abroad, the project is proving more popular than anticipated. 

Feely Stone, the Boyle-based company erecting the wall are committed to delivering it in time for Sligo Rovers first home game of the new season against Saint Patrick’s Athletic on Friday February 21st.

Tiles bought from now on will feature in the next stage of the Wall. Click here to buy.

The Wall Project is designed to give fans and their families a way to formally record their links with SFRC and its Showgrounds home. 

The wall will be erected immediately behind the Main Stand and fans attending matches will see it and be able to inspect it every time they visit the ground. 

It is sited alongside the innovative Sligo Rovers Outdoor Museum project that charts the different phases and individuals involved in the club’s history.

Each tile accommodates 16 characters, including spaces, on 3 lines.  The Wall will serve as a further reminder of the special bond between the club and its supporters. 

It is a new way of raising some of the funds that the club requires to maintain its League of Ireland status. 

But it also provides a tangible way to provide fans with a personal memento in the Showgrounds.

In the coming weeks the Sligo Rovers website will continue to feature what has become a very popular element –  Stories From The Wall.  This gives the background information behind some of the tiles that have been purchased.

A second section of The Showgrounds Wall will be erected before the end of the season.  Fans will continue to be able to purchase tiles via the website or by calling to the Showgrounds office.

The Showgrounds Wall scheme is organised by a group including Michael Clancy, Kevin Colreavy, Shane Crossan, Mark Cummins, Andy Dodd, Colin Feehily, Tommie Gorman, Rory Houston, Paddy Houze and Brendan Lacken, Sandra Healy and Frank Beirne.