Rovers get Euro go ahead

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Updated: July 9, 2011

UEFA has informed the FAI that Sligo Rovers had been given the go ahead to host their forthcoming Europa League Third Qualifying Round at the Showgrounds.

Sligo Rovers must implement a number of minor upgrades to facilities at the grounds following an inspection by UEFA officials, the FAI were informed.

The Sligo club will also be a required to increase the size of the playing area by extending the south side of the ground and to add additional seating which will bring the seated capacity up to over 3,600.

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney has welcomed the development and pledged his personal support of the endeavour and his dedication to helping with ground improvements at Sligo Rovers.

“I am delighted to hear the news from UEFA today and will be glad to honour my commitment to the club as it is a great day for Sligo football.”

Sligo Rovers Chairman Michael Toolin extended his thanks to Delaney, the FAI and the Club Licensing Department for their efforts in securing the game for the Sligo club.

“This occasion will be very important for the football community in Sligo and for Paul Cook and his squad in particular, it was crucial that the game took place at The Showgrounds.”

Sligo Rovers will learn their Third Qualifying Round opponents after the completion of the Second Qualifying Round over the next two weeks.

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