Racecourse Ground Like?
Mold Road & Glyndwr University Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Away Supporters?
Yale Stand & Kop Terrace (photo)
Where To Drink?
How To Get There By Car & Where To Park
The Kop (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Racecourse Ground Location Map
|What's The Racecourse Ground Like?|
Racecourse is a classic looking football ground with
four prominent floodlight pylons and a large home
terrace, which unfortunately is now closed. The
stadium also has a great blend of the old and the new,
with the Mold Road Stand, having a modern interesting
design. To show how times have changed and the amount
of all seated stadiums that there are now, the Kop
Terrace at Wrexham was until recently the largest
terrace in the League having a capacity of around
4,900, prior to it being closed. This stand is a throw
back to when every ground had a similar kind of
terrace and even the crowd barriers are painted in the
club colours of red & white (rather than those
dull metallic coloured barriers present in modern
stands). The terrace which is located at one end of
the ground, is partly covered (to the rear) and
although no longer in use is still a great sight.
At the other end is the Glyndwr University Stand. This stand which was opened in 1978 is a two tiered stand, covered and all seated. It has a couple of supporting pillars, situated between the two tiers. It also has an electric scoreboard on its roof. On one side is the Yale Stand. This stand was opened in 1972 and got its name from the Yale College, which was situated behind this stand. It is a fair sized two tiered covered stand, which is now all seated, having previously had terracing at the front. The team dugouts are located in front of this stand. Opposite is the Mold Road Stand that was opened in 1999. This side of the ground has been unused for a number of years so its construction greatly improved the overall ground appearance. It is semi circular in design with a capacity of 3,500 seats and features an unusual roof design. The Stadium is shared with North Wales Crusaders Rugby League Club.
the Racecourse Ground now being owned by Glyndwr
University, it is expected at some point that plans
will be announced that will see further developments
being made to the stadium. This may involve the
re-development of both ends, starting with the Kop
|What Is It Like For Away Supporters?|
|Away fans are now housed
in the upper tier of the Yale Stand, at
one side of the pitch, towards the Glyndwr
University Stand. On my last visit I found
Wrexham to be relaxed and friendly, with both sets of
supporters mixing freely in the pubs beforehand. The
atmosphere was generally good, however there were a
section of Wrexham supporters in the Mold
Road Stand who seemed to be permanently baiting
the away fans. Inside the ground a
range of food is on offer including; Cheese
Hot dogs (£2.90), Burgers (£2.90), Pies/Pasties (£2.50) and Large Sausage Rolls (£2.30).
Tim Porter a visiting Torquay United supporter adds; 'The signs around the ground directing visiting fans to the appropriate entrance are poor. We followed the signs from the Yale Stand for 'Visiting Supporters' which took us to one end of the ground. There were no signs here and so we paid our £13 /£7 and went in. We were just a bit surprised to walk up the bank and find ourselves on the Wrexham Kop! I explained our mistake to a steward who said it was always happening! He kindly led us through the ground to the away end. It wasn't until I was looking at the notes I'd made from the guide at the services on the way home, that I realised it was £16 for adults and £11 for juniors in the away end, so I'd inadvertently saved £7!'. Of course the Guide doesn't recommend that you do this to save money of course, take time to make sure you are at the proper section first, before parting with your cash'.
|Where To Drink?|
|At the back of the Yale
Stand is the recently refurbished Centenary
Club which allows in away fans. It is free to enter, has
Sky Sports and also offers food in the form of Pie
& Peas, it is also handy for the away turnstiles.
There is also one pub right on the corner of the ground
at the Kop End called 'The Turf'. It is a Marstons pub
which does allow in away supporters, but only in small
numbers. It can get extremely busy, so arrive early. Before the new Mold Road
Stand was built, this pub used
to have a balcony that overlooked the ground.
The favoured pub for away fans is the Plas Coch. As
Darren Denby informs me; 'it is a restaurant type pub,
with a large beer garden, that is located past the
ground going away from the town centre, near to the
Sainsburys Petrol Station. It is about a five minute
walk away from the stadium'. The pub is on the Plas Coch
Retail Park opposite NEWI, where you can also park for
the afternoon, at a cost of £2.
Paul Evans informs me; 'About a 15 minute walk away on the High Street in the town centre (and not too far from Wrexham Central Railway Station) is the historic Golden Lion pub where the local beer from the Sandstone Brewery, Plassey Brewery and Wrexham Lager Brewery can be sampled. On Hope Street is the Horse and Jockey which is Wrexham's oldest surviving pub. Frequented by the social/friendly drinker and small groups of Wrexham fans, friendly conversation can always be found beneath the timbers of this historic inn in another fantastic old style traditional boozer. Both pubs serve good grub too!' Also on the High Street is the Royal Oak which is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and serves beers from the Joules Brewery.
Dylan Roberts advises; 'Away supporters should avoid both the Barracuda Bar and Wetherspoons'. Alcohol is also available inside the ground in the form of bottles of Lager, Bitter and Cider.
|How To Get There By Car & Where To Park|
|From The North:
Take the A483 towards Wrexham (this is the Wrexham by-pass). Leave the A483 with at the junction of the A541 Mold road. The ground is 300 yards from this junction (on the A541) towards Wrexham town centre.
If you arrive early
(around 1-1.15pm) there is some street parking to be
had, on the other side of the road from the car
showroom by the Turf Pub. There is also
parking available at the nearby Glyndwr
University (£3) or there
a couple of private car parks in the
area, charging in the region of £2,
including NEWI on the Plas Coch Retail Park.
|Wrexham General train station is located next to the ground.|
Mold Road Stand: Adults £18, Over 60's/Under 21's £12, Over 80's/Under 16's £5, Under 11's £2
Yale Stand: Adults £18, Over 60's/Under 21's £12, Over 80's/Under 16's £5, Under 11's £2
Glyndwr University Stand: Adults £14, Over 65's £10, Under 22's/Under 16's £5
Yale Stand: Adults £18, Over 60's/Under 21's £12, Over 80's/Under 16's £5, Under 11's £2
In addition the Club make available a number family tickets.
|Programme & Fanzine|
|Official Programme £3
Joe Clarke Project (JCP) £1.50.
|Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers & Chester.|
|For details of disabled facilities and club contact at the ground please visit the relevant page on the Level Playing Field website.|
|Wrexham AFC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record & Average Attendance|
|34,445 v Manchester
FA Cup, 4th Round, January 26th, 1957.
2011-2012: 3,806 (Blue Square Premier)
2010-2011: 3,061 (Blue Square Premier)
2009-2010: 2,993 (Blue Square Premier)
|Fans Reviews Of The Racecourse Ground|
Jake Stone (Mansfield Town) 1/3/08
Richard Dewhirst (Northampton Town) 25/2/06
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* The capacity does not include the closed Kop Terrace.
*Glyn Davies adds; 'The club have in fact played at the Racecourse since 1872, except for a three year break from 1880 to 1883, due to a dispute over rent with the Wrexham Cricket Club, who were the landlords at the time. During those three years the club played at the Rhosddu Recreation ground in Wrexham, and have played at the Racecourse ever since'. The ground was in use previous to 1872 date with horse racing first taking place there in 1807. The ground is also the oldest surviving football ground to stage internationals. The first was played between Wales and Scotland on March 5th 1877.
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Last Updated : 31 December 2012