1. Wrexham AFC is a professional football club based in Wrexham, North Wales. The club was founded in 1864 and is the oldest football club in Wales.

2. The club has a rich history, having played in the English Football League for most of its existence. Wrexham have won the Football League Trophy, the FA Trophy and were the champions of the National League 2022/23.

3. Wrexham's home ground is the Racecourse Ground, which has a capacity of just over 10,000. The ground has been the club's home since 1864 and is the oldest international stadium in the world.

4. Wrexham has a number of local rivalries, including with nearby clubs Chester and Shrewsbury Town. The club's traditional colours are red shirts with white shorts.

5. In 2021, Wrexham was taken over by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The pair bought the club for a reported £2 million and have spoken about their plans to turn the club into a "global force". The takeover has generated significant media attention and is seen as a major coup for the club.

Home of Wrexham AFC

Opened 1807

Capacity 10,771

Rating: 4.5

(901) Google Reviews

Watched the Disney documentary with Ryan Reynolds and Rob Mac something. Loved it from episode 1. Vowed that I will visit it some day and got the opportunity 1 month later. I'm their biggest fan all the way from South Africa! Even got myself a shirt while I was.
Watching the Wrexham team vs Newcastle u21 … loved the experience and grounds. Visited with 3 under 8’s and was a pleasure … great atmosphere and very welcoming staff at the grounds … would have no issue recommending to others … best of all action on the pitch was great too Would see some wheelchair supporters which was great … they send to have good access to front rows pitch side in the new stadium.
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2 months ago
Great to see The Raceground stadium in real life after seeing it in the documentary series Welcome to Wrexham. Alas the shop was all sold out of home shirts. Will have to order online when they come back in stock.
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2 months ago
Great atmosphere. Was sat in the main stand. Full house every home game. The bar in the stand sells Wrexham Lager which is a good pint.
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3 weeks ago
Welcome to League Two, Wrexham. Your fans were excellent, and your team fought well to stay in the game. Thank you for the experience and the 3 points. Good luck in the rest of the season
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History (from Wikipedia)

Wrexham Football Club have played at the Racecourse Ground since being formed in the local Turf Hotel public house in October 1864. However, Wrexham played their home games in the 1881–82 and 1882–83 seasons at the Recreation Ground in Rhosddu due to an increase in rent from the then owners, Wrexham Cricket Club, while also changing the name to Wrexham Athletic for one season. Before the club was formed the ground was mainly used for cricket and occasionally, horse racing.[6]

1952 saw the laying down of concrete terracing on the ever-popular Kop end, which is now the oldest part of the ground. Five years later was to see the largest ever attendance at the Racecourse when 34,445 people gathered to witness an FA Cup fourth-round tie against 
Manchester United. On 30 September 1959, the Racecourse saw the switching-on of the newly installed floodlights.

After promotion to the old Second Division in 1978 the Border Stand was built, taking its name from the 
Border Breweries which owned the ground. This part of the ground is now known as the Eric Roberts Builders Stand, where visiting supporters are normally seated.

The latest addition to the ground was achieved in 1999 after Grant Aid from Sport Lot, the Welsh Development Agency and the Football Trust together with local sponsorship allowed for the construction of a new stand on the Mold Road side of the ground. The new structure was originally named the Pryce Griffiths Stand after the then chairman (but since renamed the Mold Road Stand after the then chairman sold the club to Alex Hamilton) has a capacity of 3,500 and also contains hospitality and conferencing facilities.

The development also saw the Paddock areas of the 
Sainsbury's Stand and the Eric Roberts Builders Stand become all-seated, bringing the current capacity up to 15,500 and thus allowing international football and rugby union to once again be played at the Racecourse.

In 2002 then Wrexham F.C. chairman William Pryce Griffiths secured a 125-year lease on the Racecourse with Wolverhampton Dudley Breweries for £750,000, and a peppercorn annual rent of £1. The club hosted 
TNS vs Liverpool in a UEFA Champions League qualifier in 2005.

On 26 June 2002, the freehold to the Racecourse Ground was acquired by Wrexham A.F.C. from Wolverhampton Dudley Breweries for £300,000. On the same day, the ownership of the freehold was transferred by the chairman, Alex Hamilton, from Wrexham A.F.C. to another of his companies, Damens Ltd, for a nominal fee. After this controversial change in ownership, the 125-year lease on the Racecourse held by Wrexham F.C. was renegotiated. The new lease stated that Damens Ltd could evict Wrexham F.C. from the Racecourse Ground upon 12 months' notice and payment of £1,000,000. The new lease also saw the club's annual rent increase from £1 to £30,000. In 2004 Wrexham F.C. was given a years' notice to quit the ground;
[7] this triggered a furious reaction from fans – in a legal case running through to March 2006 the High Court ruled that the ownership of the freehold of the ground had been improperly transferred, and ownership of the ground reverted to the clubs' then-administrators (the club having gone into administration in December 2004 with debts of £2,600,000).

On 19 May 2014, work began at the Racecourse;
[8] this included a new pitch and sprinkler system, and changing rooms for players and officials. The medical and treatment facilities were also upgraded, together with improved seating for disabled supporters, better floodlighting and removal of cambers at the ‘Kop’ end of the ground. The results mean the stadium has been reclassified to Category 3 level, meaning it is able to host international football matches.[9]

Things to do in Wrexham.

Kristina's Cafe.

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Breakfast here is one of the best in Wrexham for the price and love the little touches with a smiley face with every breakfast etc Read More

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Small but perfectly formed bistro. In summer the outside seating is to die for, ditto the all day breakfast ;) And very reasonable prices too. Read More

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Been coming to this cafe on and off for awhile now. The staff are always friendly and professional. The breakfast is the best breakfast that I have found so... Read More


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This place was so beautiful! I absolutely loved it. I was lucky enough to visit my friend in Manchester and we had dinner here with his family. The Pub... Read More

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Great place to visit on a sunny day, or any day for that matter. Really was one of the highlights of our time in Wrexham. Out in the country so an amazing... Read More

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I always enjoy heading here. It has a great atmosphere, and the staff are always smart & welcoming. Great garden on a sunny day too. It does get very busy... Read More