Wrexham’s plans for a new 5,000-capacity, all-seater stand at the Kop end of the Racecourse Ground have taken a big step forward.
Following last summer’s joint-statement on the vision for the new Wrexham Gateway Project, the four partners – the Welsh Government, Wrexham County Borough Council Wrexham Glyndŵr University and Wrexham AFC – have continued to work collaboratively on the plans and the steps needed to achieve them. Following that work, the group have agreed the plans are feasible, and Ken Skates, the Welsh Government’s minister for North Wales, has approved the budget provision for initial site acquisitions associated with the proposals, marking another step forward for the project.
As well as the new Kop stand, it has been confirmed the plans include a four-star hotel, conferencing facility and improvements to Wrexham General train station, designed to facilitate improved access to the town centre, the football club and Glyndwr University.
The Wrexham Gateway Project would see the capacity of the Racecourse increased to over 15,000, returning the world’s oldest international football stadium to its full four-sided glory.