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Leading stadia architectural practice, AFL Architects, plans have been given the approval by Wrexham Country Borough Council for Wrexham FC to construct a new 5,500 capacity stand at its Racecourse Ground with demolition at the ground now started.

The team who was the delivery architects on the FIFA 2022 World Cup Lusail Stadium, have worked with national league football club for over 2 years, which is now famously owned by Hollywood stars, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The design will create 5,000 rail seating general admission seats and 500 corporate seating as well as allowing Wrexham FC to meet the criteria of UEFA’s Category 4 status.

John Roberts, Director at AFL Architects comments, “We are delighted to get the green light for our designs for the Wrexham FC KOP stand and see the beginning of these designs start coming to fruition. The plans are a perfect example of how you can combine modern-day form and function with the heritage of the project – in this case Wrexham’s coal mining industry.”

McElhenney and Reynolds said: “The derelict state of the Kop has long been an eyesore and we hope that by the start of the 2024-25 season, it will be brought back into use, with another 5,500 fans able to watch games live, as well as providing a superb backdrop for those watching on TV.”

AFL Architects are leaders in sporting and stadium design working with Wrexham, Millwall, Everton and Brentford football clubs as well as the delivery architects for the FIFA World Cup 2022 Lusail Stadium.