Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium

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Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium

The stadium is the world’s oldest international football ground currently in use, having hosted the first ever Welsh home international match in 1877.

Glyndŵr University acquired the stadium, the home of Wrexham FC and the Crusaders rugby league team, in July 2011.

As well as safeguarding a key community asset for north east Wales, the move offers the university many opportunities to improve academic provision and student experience.

The stadium is used by students across the University from journalism, business and history to sports students and more. For example TV production and technology, sound technology and media students filmed and edited an international rugby league fixture between Wales and France at the stadium. This also included a workshop from the BBC.

Sport and exercise science students film matches for both Wrexham FC and North Wales Crusaders and analyse these as part of their course work and sports coaching students get hands on experience by coaching local children and community groups

The stadium will also be the centrepiece for the development of sport-based community outreach programmes with partners who currently use the stadium, such as the Wrexham FC Racecourse Community Foundation.

Racecourse Ground

The Racecourse Ground is a stadium located in Wrexham, North Wales. It is the home of Wrexham AFC. As of August 2016, the stadium has been known as My Racecourse.

The stadium is recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, having hosted Wales’ first ever home international match in 1877, and has hosted more Wales international matches than any other ground (91). The record attendance at the ground was set in 1957, when Wrexham hosted a match against Manchester United in front of 34,445 spectators.

The Racecourse Ground is the largest stadium in North Wales and the fifth largest in Wales. The ground is sometimes used by the FAW for Wales’ home international games. The ground has also been used by North Wales Crusaders rugby league club, Scarlets rugby union club and Liverpool Reserves. In the early days, the ground was used for cricket and horse racing. Music concerts returned to the Racecourse in 2016 when the Stereophonics performed. Read more