Here’s how Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney plan to boost Wrexham’s stadium capacity amid ‘Kop’ stand development

The 'temporary' Wrexham stand will increase the stadium's capacity by 2290 fans.


Here’s how Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney plan to boost Wrexham’s stadium capacity amid ‘Kop’ stand development

Wrexham owners Ryan and Rob hope to boost Wrexham home stadium's capacity. (Image via Place Northwest, Forbes)

Recently, Wrexham AFC‘s owners, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, decided to enhance their home stadium, SToK Racecourse, by investing heavily in revamping the ‘Kop’ stand. Back in November 2020, the American duo acquired the struggling Wrexham, a team facing financial challenges and stuck in non-league football.

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After the purchase, Wrexham witnessed a remarkable turnaround, winning their first league title in 45 years and securing a promotion to EFL League Two after a 15-year absence. Ryan and Rob’s involvement has brought new excitement and hope to the club’s fans.

Now, the American Hollywood stars are looking to enhance their club’s home stadium’s capacity along with the ‘Kop’ End stand getting renovated. The 200-year-old Racecourse Ground, the club’s historic home, is getting a major makeover for a modern look by the 2024-25 season. During the ‘Kop’ stand construction, a temporary stand will host fans behind the goalpost.

The temporary stand that will be built for the fans, is set to have low ticket prices as the stand does not possess a roof, exposing fans to the harsh and unpredictable Welsh weather. Moreover, this new development initiative coincides with Wrexham’s surge in popularity and increased fan support. So, this renovation could come at a good time.

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How Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney can take Wrexham to the Premier League

Welsh club, Wrexham AFC’s ambitious takeover by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney can propel them to the Premier League within a few years. The Red Dragons already had a memorable first year under their ownership. They lifted the National League to get promoted to the EFL League Two. Now, Wrexham aim to make it to the top, one step at a time!

Wrexham clinched the National League last season
Wrexham clinched the National League last season. (Image via ITVX)

Furthermore, under Phil Parkinson’s management, Wrexham made history in the National League, setting new records for wins, goals, and points. This success led to their promotion to EFL League Two, where they currently sit in second place, trailing Stockport County by five points. Fans are all high on belief and hope right now.

Meanwhile, Wrexham’s impressive ascent mirrors the journey of Luton Town, a Premier League team that rose from the fifth division to the top tier in English football. So, taking the pressures off, Ryan Reynold and Rob McElhenney are not attempting something unprecedented. The duo, having already made significant strides, has shifted the focus to a winning mindset. The Red Dragons are ‘spitting fire’ now.

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