Sligo Rovers Football Club - The Showgrounds

The Showgrounds, Church Hill, Sligo, Republic of Ireland,

Official Website:

www.sligorovers.com

Nick Name:

The Bit O'Red

Our Impressions of The Showgrounds


The Showgrounds is a strange hybrid of the modern West Stand and some pleasantly archaic old stands. Good views from all parts of the ground over the action, and views over the Sligo mountains and the town, as the ground is on a hill to the east of the town.
The pitch is reputed to be one of the best in the country (when not covered in snow!!)
The Sligo Rovers Shop is on the corner of Strandhill Road and O?Connell Street. Run by ex-player and now commercial director Nicky Broujos (he's an American who emigrated to Ireland!!) sells replicas, hats scarves and all sorts.

Founded
c.1900, but officially 1928
Club Colours

Home : White Shirts with Red Shoulders, Sleeves and Panels, Red Shorts
Away : Black Shirts with White Shoulders, Sleeves and Panels, Black Shorts

Directions to The Showgrounds

By Road

From Dublin Side (N4)

Enter Sligo via the Pearse Road by following the signs for town centre from Carraroe on the outskirts of the town. After the first set of lights watch out for a left hand turn just before the second set of lights. This will take you down Mail Coach Road. Continue on until you come to the Sligo Cathedral. Just after the cathedral take a left hand turn at a set of lights. Continue on for approximately half a mile going up Church Hill and the ground is on your right

From Donegal Side (N15)

Enter Sligo and cross the Hughes Bridge. Take the third right at a set of traffic lights, the first after crossing the bridge, into Lord Edward street. Continue on and take the next left-hand turn into Wolfe Tone Street. At the end of Wolfe Tone Street take the right-hand turn up Church Hill to take you to the ground ? note instructions below for parking

By Bus/Rail

Buses and trains both arrive at McDiarmada Station, Strandhill Road. 3 trains a day from/to Dublin, but buses are more frequent, cheaper and nearly as fast, plus the buses go to many more destinations. See www.irishrail.ie for information on both (buses and trains on same site - they are both state owned) To get to the Showgrounds from here, exit the station and cross the Strandhill Road. You will see a road almost straight in front of you, between a newsagents and Carr?s Pub. Follow this road (Wolfe Tone Street) and hang a right by O?Neills Bar. This is Church Hill. The ground is ? of the way up on the right. The whole journey takes about 10 minutes (barring stop-off?s for a pint of the Black Stuff!!)

Local Area around The Showgrounds

Car Parking


To enable a quick exit after the game try and park before Churchill, which is the road leading up to the ground. Note that for big games the Gardai will often prohibit parking on Church Hill anyway. There is currently no parking in the ground
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