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STADIUM NEWS | New Kop banner installed to back City of Culture bid

Club supporting Wrecsam 2025 bid as ambassadors

4 March 2022

Wrexham AFC are pleased to unveil our new Kop banner, promoting Wrexham’s UK City of Culture bid and its partners.

Kicking off the 2020/21 season, the Club unveiled an impressive banner covering the entire Kop end, as we work towards the exciting redevelopment of the Racecourse Ground.

Unfortunately, Storm Arwen damaged the banner late last year, and it was removed.

A replacement banner will now be in place for the remainder of the season, promoting the 2025 UK City of Culture bid - #Wrecsam2025 – and partners.

Wrexham AFC CEO, Fleur Robinson, said: “Wrexham AFC is a big part of Wrexham’s community and culture.

“We were keen to help to support the bid, and on this basis are delighted to provide the opportunity to display the banner as a mark of our support as ambassadors.

“It’s great to see the colourful Wrecsam 2025 bid logo brightening up the Kop end while plans are ongoing for its development.”

Chair of Wrexham City of Culture bid’s steering group and Moneypenny CEO, Joanna Swash, said:  “Wrexham’s City of Culture bid is really building momentum as we head towards the shortlist.

“We’ve seen great community and business engagement and I am very pleased to see the City of Culture logo surrounded by some of our bid supporters and sponsors.

“Having our bid logo on display at  iconic, historic and loved venues in Wrexham gives us a fantastic platform for promoting the benefits of what Wrexham City of Culture can bring to Wrexham in 2025.”

The bid to become City of Culture is more than just a year of activities; the county will become the focus for culture in the UK.

With the title comes many benefits including:

Regeneration: Current UK City of Culture hosts Coventry have reported £500 million city regeneration activity completed or underway linked to the investment generated by the City of Culture title.

Investment: Current UK City of Culture hosts Coventry have reported £172.6 million investment has been secured into the city as a result of Coventry being awarded UK City of Culture.

Footfall: Hull hosted in 2017 with over 2,800 events, cultural activities, installations and exhibitions, attracting a total audience of 5.3 million.

Loving where we live: becoming hosts will allow us all to tell the world what Wrexham is made of, and why we love living and working here. This will be the biggest opportunity to date for Wrexham to tell our story-where we’ve come from, who we are, and what we want our future to be.

A huge thank you goes out to the banner sponsors:

Wrexham AFC
Wrexham Council
Development Bank of Wales
Glyndwr University
Coleg Cambria
Transport for Wales

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