Sligo Racecourse has been earmarked to receive €1.9m worth of redevelopment.
Plans are said to include a new hospitality building, with 2 storeys, overlooking the racetrack itself, providing room for a ground floor restaurant open to the public, with the first floor including an extensive viewing area and other hospitality facilities, this phase is expected to being some time in 2018.
Whilst plans are ongoing for the new hospitality building, work will commence on increasing the current grandstand capacity by around 40%, and will begin early next year.
The plans include refurbishment of the current bar and restaurant, a childrens play area, a new podium and improved weigh area, a new entrance building with toilets and turnstiles will also be constructed, with glass canopies providing shelter from the elements.
Sligo racecourse has grown in popularity over the past few years, and it sounds like these new developments will increase attendances even further.