STADIUM NEWS | Wrexham’s My Racecourse Will Host Wales’ International With Ireland

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Fri 31 Aug 2018

Wrexham AFC can confirm that Wales Rugby League will face Ireland in the European Championship at My Racecourse on Sunday, November 11 (3pm kick-off) as they bid to qualify for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

In this year’s tournament, the top two nations will gain automatic qualification for the next World Cup, which will be hosted in England.

North Wales Crusaders have previously played their home fixtures at the Racecourse, the home of Wrexham Football Club and the oldest international football stadium in the world.

When Wales last played an international fixture in Wrexham back in 2015, they beat Scotland 18-12 and went on to lift the European Championship. The town also hosted two 2013 World Cup fixtures.

Before Wales’ clash with Ireland, John Kear’s men will travel to France and Galashiels to take on Scotland in the European Championship. The venue and date for the trip to France is still to be confirmed.

Wales Rugby League chief executive Chris Thair said: “We’re delighted to be hosting our game against Ireland at the Racecourse Stadium. The ground has a long association with rugby league.

“As the top two teams in the European Championship will qualify for the World Cup, we want a big crowd in Wrexham to hopefully cheer on the lads to success.

“We’ll be working closely with both Wrexham Football Club and Wrexham Council to promote the match over the next couple of months.

“I know that John, his backroom staff and the players are all eager to put on a good show in the European Championship.”

Gavin Jones, Wrexham AFC director said: "We are delighted to welcome Wales Rugby League to My Racecourse for their game against Ireland. 

"This is another high level event that shows that our stadium is North Wales' most valuable multi-use facility, with football, rugby and live music events being hosted here." 

Unreserved seating is available in both the Hays Travel and bkoncepts stands for this fixture and you can save money by purchasing tickets in advance.

A breakdown of the ticket prices can be found below.

Early bird offer (available until the end of September)

Adults: £15
Concessions (OAPs and 12 to 21-year-olds): £8
U11s: £1
Family (2 adults and 2 U18s): £32
Adult group ticket: buy 5 for £75 and get the 6th free (works out at £12.50 a ticket)

Advance ticket offer (available from October 1 to November 10)

Adults: £18
Concessions (OAPs and 12 to 21-year-olds): £9
U11s: £1
Family (2 adults and 2 U18s): £40
Adult group ticket: buy 5 for £90 and get the 6th free (works out at £15 a ticket)

Matchday ticket prices

Adults: £20
Concessions (OAPs and 12 to 21-year-olds): £10
U11s: £1

Tickets can be bought online or in person at the Wrexham Football Club shop. A 10% booking fee is required. 

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