WREXHAM AFC co-owner Rob McElhenney has bid farewell to the famous Kop stand at the Racecourse ground. 

Ever since the Always Sunny creator and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds declared interest in buying the club, there has been talks of redeveloping the ground. 

The Hollywood pair even included it in their mission statement, with hopes of hosting the occasional Tom Jones gig. 

When proposed plans were released in June of last year, fans could not contain their excitement with the prospect of a brand new Kop stand. 

Fast forward six months, with planning applications being submitted and approved, work has begun on demolishing the old stand. 

While at the start of the 2024/25 season (proposed finished date), the Racecourse and its new Kop will be buzzing with excitement, there is a sense that is an end of an era. 


For many Wrexham fans, there will be endless memories of watching the mighty Reds in the Kop, some good, some bad. 

Co-chairman, Rob, took to social media to share his thoughts on the Kop.

He said:"Goodbye old girl. You will not be forgotten.

"Hopefully that’s promotion at the end of your rainbow :)"

Every Wrexham fan will share Rob's hope that this is the year the Reds end their stay in the National League. 

Phil Parkinson's side are next in action on Saturday, when they travel to Maidstone. 

Reds fans will no doubt keep a keen eye on the late kick-off that day as Notts County travel to Chesterfield.