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Question Marks Over Glyndwr Bid To Buy The Racecourse

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Jul 11th, 2011.

The Racecourse Ground, which stands next to potential bidder Glyndwr University on Mold Road.


Question marks hang over a bid by Glyndwr University to buy the Racecourse Ground.

Rumours emerged this morning of a rival bidder to the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) which is currently in negotiations to buy the club and ground.

According to sources the rival was only interested in buying the Racecourse Ground and not Wrexham FC or the Crusaders.

Having previously heard of Glyndwr University’s interest in the ground we sent them an e-mail containing the following questions:

1 – Have Glyndwr been in contact with the current landlords of the
Racecourse Ground ?

2 – Have Glyndwr commissioned anyone to provide a valuation on the
Racecourse Ground ?

3 – Are Glyndwr interested in purchasing the Racecourse Ground?

4 – If Glyndwr has been in touch, or has taken steps in terms of acquiring
the Racecourse Ground, what is their interest in terms of Wrexham Football
Club and the Crusaders Rugby Club ?

Below is the response we received from a Glyndwr University spokesperson:

“Glyndŵr University is part of continuing discussions about the future of the Racecourse Ground and the Gresford training facility. As a charity, Glyndŵr University is bound by regulations pertaining to charitable bodies and as such is unable to take any responsibility for Wrexham AFC or the Crusaders Rugby League Team.”

The University is keen to ensure that the stadium and training ground are used for the purpose of sport, educational users and as a community asset to cater for the existing users of the stadium and the people of Wrexham and North Wales. The University can offer no further comment at this stage.”

It remains unclear whether Glyndwr intend to be part of the WST bid, but their comments about being unable to take responsibility for Wrexham FC or Crusaders could suggest that this is a standalone bid.

On Wrexham FC fan site Red Passion user LA Reds said: “I actually wouldn’t mind them buying into the stadium as long as WST have a majority share.”

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