The Racecourse Ground is the home stadium of Wrexham Association Football Club. The club have played their home matches at the stadium since forming in the nearby Turf Hotel in 1864. However as the name suggests, the stadium is built on the site of a former racecourse, which had hosted Horse Racing between 1739 and 1857.
The ground is also the world’s oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, having hosted Wales’ first home international match in 1877 as they lost 2-0 to Scotland. The venue has hosted more Wales’ international matches than any other ground, although it has been used less frequently in recent years since the larger Millennium Stadium, Cardiff City Stadium and Liberty Stadium were built.
The stadium has also been used by the North Wales Crusaders rugby league team (2012-2016), Scarlets rugby union club and Liverpool Reserves. Both the Welsh national rugby league and rugby union teams have played several international matches at the stadium, whilst a 1999 Rugby World Cup pool match between Japan and Samoa was also held there.
Tickets at Racecourse Ground
Wrexham A.F.C. Tickets
Wrexham A.F.C. tickets are available to purchase online or at the ticket office located in the club shop at the stadium (opened 9am-5pm between Monday and Friday or 9am-12pm on Saturday’s).
Ticket prices for the 2023/2024 season are as below, costing £1 for purchases at the ticket office:
Racecourse Ground Stadium Tours
As of July 2023, Wrexham have started offering tours of the Racecourse Ground, costing £10 for adults and £5 for under-11s. For upcoming tours and booking, please consult the club’s ticketing website here.
Location & Travel to Racecourse Ground
The Racecourse Ground is located approximately a mile north of Wrexham town centre in North Wales.
Liverpool Airport is the closest airport to Wrexham, approximately 37 miles to the north but has a limited number of international flights available. The much larger Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. Manchester Airport is approximately 50 milesfrom Wrexham and has a train station, where you can travel directly to the town via Chester.
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Bus lines 21, PC2 and T3 all stop along Mold Road just outside the ground.
Driving & Parking
The stadium is located on Mold Road, just off the A483. There is a limited amount of on street parking available in the vicinity of the ground if you arrive in good time.
Wrexham General Station is the town’s main station and is located directly adjacent to ground. The station has inter-city services avaialble towards Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, London Euston and Manchester.
Hotels near Racecourse Ground
The Premier Inn Wrexham Town Centre hotel is located just a five minute walk from the stadium, whilst the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Wrexham is 15 minutes away. Alternatively, use TripAdvisor to find some other great places to stay in Wrexham by clicking here.
Further Information & Events
Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Sports Tourist