Wales to return to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground for the first time in four years as they host Gibraltar in friendly in October

Wales to return to Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground for the first time in four years as they host Gibraltar in friendly in October

  • The Racecourse has hosted more Wales games than any other ground
  • They last played there when Wales beat Trinidad and Tobago in March 2019
  • They will take on Gibraltar in an International Challenge Match in October¬†

Wales will face Gibraltar at the Racecourse Ground in October, their first game in Wrexham since 2019.

The stadium is currently in the midst of a major renovation following Wrexham’s takeover by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

However, the new 5,500-seater stand will not be ready in time for the game, which takes place on October 11.

Funding was secured in April for the redevelopment with the ‘Kop’ terrace being replaced.

The FAW announced Rob Page’s side will take on Gibraltar in an International Challenge Match at the stadium four days after a Euro 2024 qualifier away to Latvia.¬†

Wales will face Gibraltar at the Racecourse in October, their first game in Wrexham since 2019

FAW chief executive Noel Mooney says he is ‘excited’ by the return to Wrexham.

He added: ‘members of the Red Wall [Wales fans] in the area make an incredible commitment when travelling to the Cardiff City Stadium for our home qualifiers.

‘Hopefully we can give a performance to be proud of against Gibraltar,’ he added.

The Racecourse is the oldest active international stadium, having first staged a Wales game in 1877 and hosted every home match until 1890.

It holds the record for hosting the most Wales matches (94) but only one of those came in the last 15 years.