Stephanie Booth today invited the players of Wrexham Football Club, the Crusaders rugby team and the people of the town to join her at her Wynnstay Arms Hotel to celebrate St Davids Day.
The day featured a parade and the handing out of welsh cakes to the crowds. Over the front of the hotel was a banner asking people to ‘back the booth’, that is her bid for the ownership of the Racecourse ground and the Football Club. Ms Booth had mentioned her bid has been lodged and rumours were rife that the promised ‘suprise’ at Saturdays game would be the opening of an envelope to confirm success. Wrexham.com understands that there is a band and dancers booked to make an appearance however any confirmation of a succesful bid would be premature.
There is an urgency to buyers of the football club with wages bills, PAYE and VAT bills all requiring payment, with a figure of £300,000 mooted as being required before the end of the season. The period of the next ten days is equally important not only in terms of games, but bills as well.
Two other interested parties have been mentioned, the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST), and the Rugby Football League. The latter would only be interested in the purchase of the ground itself, not the football club.
The WST is an 847 strong member organisation with the goal of securing a stake in the football club, and are launching a bid to create a ‘community club’.
A fourth bidder, Mr Cleeve, has not fully ruled himself out however his interest has cooled.