The planned redevelopment of the Kop, as part of the Gateway Project is one of the most anticipated projects in Wrexham, with the Council having applied for public sector funding from the Levelling Up fund to support the plans.
It is a requirement of the application that work needs to have commenced before March 2022. The Club and Glyndwr University are keen to ensure that as much preparation as can be done in advance is undertaken.
As part of this preparation, the Wrexham Supporters Trust Board has been given the opportunity to remove the remaining crush barriers from the Kop, to raise funds for their work and to benefit initiatives they want to support in the community.
Humphrey Ker, Executive Director said, “We wanted to avoid the situation where the crush barriers were simply lost as part of the demolition of the Kop.
“These have been popular in the past with fans, and we are happy, with the University’s support, to allow the WST to have these to raise funds.”
A Wrexham Glyndwr University spokesman said: “We are pleased to be working with Wrexham AFC and the Wrexham Gateway Partnership towards enabling the Racecourse Ground and surrounding areas to be developed.
“As owners of the Racecourse Ground, we are delighted that fans will be able to access a part of its legacy, as well as look forward to an improved stadium in the future.”
WST Chairman Brian Phillips added: “"The Trust would like to thank the club for reaching an agreement with Glyndwr University on our behalf, meaning we can continue to offer the sale of Kop barriers to supporters.
"They’re a symbol of the Club’s heritage and are a real historic asset of the Club that are important to fans. We have a long waiting list and now we’re thrilled to be able to deliver on them.”