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Glyndŵr University signs 15-year ground licence with Wrexham AFC

05 March 2012

The Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium will host Wrexham AFC home games for the next 15 years, it has been confirmed.

The football club has signed a 15-year licence with the university which will see it continue playing at the stadium.

Glyndŵr University acquired the stadium in July 2011 as a community asset for north east Wales.

The new agreement provides the club with stability as it looks to progress over the next few years.

“This is a significant step forward and satisfies the criteria for the club to be able to continue playing in both the Football Conference and the Football League,” confirmed Wrexham AFC CEO David Roberts.

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our thanks to Glyndŵr University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Scott, Director of Finance Paul Whiting and Director of Campus Management and Commercial Services Lynda Powell for all their help in ensuring this matter was sorted in the requisite time scale.”

Professor Scott said: “We’re delighted that the deal has been concluded and it’s great to see the club doing so well.

“We want to make the Racecourse into a stadium for the whole of North and Mid Wales.  We need a community stadium that can host professional football at the highest level.”

The Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium has so far hosted three Wales U21s international fixtures, along with Wales v Australia in a Four Nations Rugby League fixture.

The North Wales Crusaders also play home fixtures at the stadium.
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