WREXHAM AFC's iconic Racecourse Ground is set to feature in a new TV series presented by Jason Mohammad. 

The world's oldest international football ground will take its place in a new TV series alongside Mexico’s mighty Azteca, Beijing’s incredible Bird’s Nest, the Principality Stadium and Anfield, to name a few.

The three-part series, Stadiymau’r Byd: gyda Jason Mohammad (Stadiums of the World: with Jason Mohammad), is a collaboration between Caernarfon-based production company Cwmni Da and broadcasters from around the world.

It sees the BBC presenter travel across the globe to see some of the most iconic footballing stadiums in the world.

Episodes will air each Thursday at 9pm on S4C, with the first part being shown on April 6. 

The Racecourse is the world’s oldest international football ground, hosting its first Wales game against Scotland in March, 1877 – the Scots won 2-0 – 146 years ago this month and work has started to bring it back onto the international stage.


The Kop at the ground has been closed since 2008 but the arrival of new owners in Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney has revitalised the club which sits on top of the Vanarama National League and is eyeing a return to the Football League.

International football could also be back soon with work starting on a £16 million 5,500 capacity stand on the old Kop and the ground will be featured in the third and final part of the series.

The Leader: Jason Mohammad at the Racecourse. Jason Mohammad at the Racecourse. (Image: Ceidiog PR)

The BBC Sport anchor has also revealed his secret ambition to present televised international football matches from Wrexham’s Racecourse.

Jason, whose sporting CV includes Final Score; Match of the Day 2, the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, said: “Cardiff City’s old Ninian Park ground, long gone now, always holds special memories for me as a local boy, especially as I was once a match mascot there for the Bluebirds.

“No-one forgets the first time they go through the turnstiles at a match and experience that thrill but there are stadiums that really are special and in Wales we are lucky to have the Cardiff City Stadium and of course, the Principality Stadium with its unique atmosphere right in the heart of the capital.

“We also have the world’s oldest international football stadium in Wrexham’s Racecourse where work has started on rebuilding the long derelict Kop which could see Wales return to play there.

“That would be a special day for football in North Wales and it’s a game I’d love to present from the ground."