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Record Breaker!

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Record Breaker!

wrexham aerialThe Racecourse Ground is officially the Oldest International Stadium In the World.

Guinness World Records  recognise the home of Wrexham FC

Wrexham FC fan and Trust member Glyn Davies has achieved his aim of having the Racecourse Ground officially recognised as the oldest international stadium in the world.

After researching this claim and providing evidence to Guiness World Records, Glyn finally received confirmation of the recognition yesterday  (June 17th).

Ralph Hannah, the Records manager from Guinness World Records confirmed this as follows: 

"We were contacted a few months ago by lifelong Wrexham fan Glyn Davies who believed the Racecourse Ground to be the oldest international football ground," said Ralph Hannah, the Records Manager at Guinness World Records.

"Today, after receiving confirmation from the FAW that the Racecourse will still be used for senior international matches, we are delighted to confirm that the Racecourse is indeed the holder of the Guinness World Record for 'Oldest international football ground'.

"As you may be aware, this world record has already led to media interest and we would be delighted for a media-trained Guinness World Records adjudicator to visit the Racecourse to present a certificate to a representative of both the FAW and Wrexham FC at the forthcoming Wales vs Romania U21 game on August 20th."

As a major part of his evidence Glyn provided  quotes from the Wrexham Advertisers report on the Wales v Scotland match which took part on the Racecourse on the 10th March 1877.

You can see Glyns submission to the GWR here