Wrexham set for £17m windfall from government ahead of Football League return
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Wrexham AFC is set to receive a hefty £17 million windfall payment from the government ahead of the team's historical Football League return.
It's definitely quids in for the Red Dragons after securing a monumental win which sealed the National League title after a dramatic 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood last month (22 April).
Since then, the newly-promoted club have been reaping rewards left, right and centre with the latest being a staggering £17 million from the Welsh government.
The Dragons, who were purchased by co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney back in 2020 for £2 million, put an end to their 15-year-long absence from the English Football League after a record-breaking season.
After over a decade and a half since the club was last in the football league, having dropped out of League Two in 2008, it's clear that the lads and owners alike are on a high.
The club just returned back from across the pond after all-expenses paid Las Vegas trip to celebrate the mighty victory and the festivities don't stop there after the Welsh government have decided to award the team with yet another gift for all their hard work.
The money in question, from public funding, is a staggering four times the total the Hollywood A-listers initially forked out to purchase both the football club and stadium.
The Times have reported that Wrexham are set to receive the exciting bumper bonus to spruce up the Racecourse Ground stadium - home of the Dragons for well over a century now.
The stadium in question is also the world's oldest football stadium that still hosts international matches, so it is definitely due some TLC having first opened to the public in 1807.
The huge influx of cash will allow the stadium's capacity to be boosted from 10,711 to a massive 16,000 - perfectly timed for their exciting return to the English Football League.
The idea is that the lump sum will allow Wrexham to host matches for the Wales national team in the future for upcoming matches.
The first international fixture set to be played at the stadium in 15 long years will be the friendly clash against Gibraltar commencing in October of this year.
Wrexham is currently gearing up to play in League Two alongside Gary Neville-owned Salford City FC.