WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) Racecourse Ground: World's oldest international football stadium

15-06-2022

(WorldKings.org) Racecourse Ground isn't the oldest football stadium, though, as Wrexham only stared playing there in 1864, however, it does hold the title of the oldest stadium in the world that hosts international matches, with Wales having played their on and off since 1877.

The Racecourse Ground, branded as My Racecourse, in Wrexham, Wales, is the home of Wrexham A.F.C.

The Racecourse Ground is the largest stadium in North Wales and the fifth largest in Wales. The ground is sometimes used by the Football Association of Wales for home international games. The ground has also been used by North Wales Crusaders rugby league club, Scarlets rugby union club, and Liverpool Reserves. In the early days, the ground was used for cricket and horse racing. Concerts returned to the Racecourse in 2016 when the Stereophonics were performed.

Racecourse Ground is the world's oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, having hosted Wales' first home international match in 1877, and has hosted more Wales international matches than any other ground. The record attendance at the ground was set in 1957 when Wrexham hosted a match against Manchester United in front of 34,445 spectators.

As Wrexham FC rebuilt both on and off the pitch at the National League level, it became increasingly important for the club to retain the security of playing at the Racecourse Ground for the foreseeable future. In the summer of 2016, the club obtained a 99-year lease with Wrexham Glyndwr University, granting full operational control of the stadium to the club during this period.

According to Wikipedia


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