Wales international match confirmed for STōK Racecourse Stadium in October
Wrexham AFC say they are “delighted” to announce Wales will return to the STōK Cae Ras, when Rob Page’s side will face Gibraltar in an International Challenge Match on Wednesday 11 October (KO 7:45PM).
The men’s national team last played in Wrexham against Trinidad & Tobago in a 1-0 win in March 2019, where Ben Woodburn scored the winner in front of a sold-out crowd.
The STōK Cae Ras is the world’s oldest international football stadium, having first hosted a Cymru international home match in 1877.
As the redevelopment of the Kop continues, the FAW hope that once built, it will increase the opportunities to bring international football to the area across all of the Cymru national teams.
The stadium will also form a key part of the bid to host the 2026 UEFA U19 EURO finals which will mark the FAW’s 150th anniversary.
Speaking on the decision to bring international football back to North Wales, Wrexham AFC CEO Fleur Robinson said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Cymru’s men’s first team back to the STōK Cae Ras for the first time since the Club’s takeover.
“Rob and Ryan have been clear in the mission statement that they wish to return international football to the world’s oldest international football stadium.
“North Wales is the birthplace of Welsh international football and we are keen to play our part in its future too.
“We look forward to welcoming the Red Wall to the STōK Cae Ras in October, for what promises to be a brilliant atmosphere.”
FAW CEO Noel Mooney says “We are very excited to be bringing international football back to the north in October.
“Members of the Red Wall in the area make an incredible commitment when travelling to the Cardiff City Stadium for our home qualifiers, and hopefully we can give a performance to be proud of against Gibraltar.”
FAW President Steve Williams also welcomed the announcement “Being born and bred in the Wrexham area, I am incredibly proud to see Cymru returning to the oldest international football stadium in the world.
“With the commitment of the FAW and the exciting re-development work taking place at the STōK Cae Ras, I’m hopeful this opens the door for further matches to take place in Wrexham across all our national teams and age groups, including our UEFA U19 EURO finals bid for 2026 to celebrate our 150th anniversary.”
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