Sligo Rovers have opened the new Volkswagen Bank End to increase The Showgrounds seated capacity to 4,000.
The development was opened by Airtricity League Director Fran Gavin and Rovers chairman Dermot Kelly to make The Showgrounds one of the best football facilities in the country.
With over 1,300 seats, the Volkswagen Bank end replaces the former Railway End terrace as part of the club’s development plan and will be open for the first time for next week’s Europa League tie with Spartak Trnava.
The match could provide a record seated attendance at the venue that has been home to Sligo Rovers since formation in 1928.
The project, which cost in the region of €200,000, was overseen by Plan Design Associates of Ballina and was the biggest in The Showgrounds since the Treacy Avenue stand was erected over a decade ago.