by Webmaster, 24th August 2022
New superstar owners of Wrexham AFC reveal their amazing story in TV show
Welcome to Wrexham, a documentary series, charts the takeover of football club, Wrexham AFC, by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
The movie actors stepped in with a surprise successful bid to purchase the club in 2021, making headlines around the globe.
While the club lost in the play-offs for a sixth time last season, delaying hopes of a return to the Football League, since the takeover, Wrexham's fanbase continues to grow at home and abroad. Season ticket sales are almost three times higher, with near capacity crowds at Wrexham's first two home games of this season.
This unlikely story doesn’t stop at the football either. Reynolds and McElhenney have donated cash to help locals, including £20,000 for four-year-old Aria Hodgkiss, who has a brain tumour.
The pair also plan to redevelop part of the Racecourse stadium to boost capacity to more than 15,000. Football fans are hoping the development could lead to the return of international football to north Wales. In 1877, the Racecourse was one of the first places international football was played, with its last Welsh football match against Trinidad & Tobago in 2019.
The documentary makers began promoting the show’s release to an American audience in mid August, and Welcome to Wrexham is available to stream on Disney Plus from 25th August onwards.