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Opened 1807

Capacity 10,771

Rating: 4.5

(692) Google Reviews

5 stars is the maximum? In this stadium, I watched the most exciting football match of my life!!!! (Apologies to my son in Canada- and soccer there). My only hope is that my voice recovers before Wrexham AFC plays at Wembley Stadium. The players, coaching and support team made this a superb experience. If I did this more often I’d bring a cardiologist.
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12 months ago
I am a fan of the FX tv show Welcome To Wrexham in the United States. Had to travel a short distance from Chester, England to Wrexham, Wales to visit the Wrexham AFC stadium with my son and a friend of his, we also walked downtown to explore and had a great time.
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6 months ago
Had a trip to Wrexham to support Yeovil Town.Great journey there,arrived about 5.30. Went to The Turf great atmosphere, had a sing song and a couple halves of cider.Lovely too see a crowd and we won 2-0.I wanted a pin badge but they didn't have any left one of my fellow Ytfc fans spotted one on the shelf but there were no more. Half time experience not good as there was no hot food left and there was only 103 Yeovil fans. Hate to think what it would be like if we took a massive following.
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a year ago
Really nice ground, I'd call it all seating because the terrace behind the far goal is out of use and covered with canopy flags, 9,100 attendance when I visited so holds plenty for that level, very well supported so would probably buy a ticket before the match day for home end, has club shop and food outlets, but couldn't find a program seller anywhere, so possibly digital programs
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a year ago
The oldest international football stadium in the world and to be honest you can tell in parts. Amazing club with an amazing community
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a month ago
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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]

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Kristina's Cafe.

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