Work begins on Wrexham's new 5,500-seater 'Kop' stand at the Racecourse Ground as Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney deliver on takeover promise

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Wrexham have started constructing a new stand at the Racecourse Ground as owners Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney make good on a key ownership pledge.
  • Reynolds & McElhenney pledged upgrades
  • Work on 5,500-seater Kop stand has begun
  • Will take Racecourse to 16,000 capacity

WHAT HAPPENED? Works at the Racecourse Ground commenced on June 1 as the club's owners deliver on their promise to upgrade the stadium. Construction of an impressive new 5,500 stand, incorporating hospitality facilities, has begun at the derelict Kop end of the stadium, and is scheduled to open ahead of the 2024-25 season. It will take the capacity of the Racecourse - which recently received a name change - up to 16,000.

WHAT THEY SAID: Presenting the plans, co-chairmen Reynolds and McElhenney said previously: "Back in February 2021, when we first became custodians of the club, it was identified that reverting the Racecourse Ground to a four-sided stadium was a priority for us. The desire to achieve this objective has only been multiplied by the fact that the sold-out signs were a regular feature at the Racecourse Ground, and we want the club to be accessible to everyone, so the increased capacity is key to achieving this."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: These are exciting times at Wrexham, who clinched promotion back to the Football League for the first time since 2008 after a thrilling promotion race with Notts County that captured the imagination all around the world. But it seems this is just the start for the resurgent north Wales club and their popular superstar owners as the club seeks to climb the divisions.

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WHAT NEXT FOR WREXHAM? After a promotion party in Las Vegas the Wrexham squad will soon return to pre-season training as they prepare for life in League Two, with fans from all around the world eager to see how they fare back in the Football League.