Welsh football club Wrexham are bidding to secure funding to develop a 5,500-capacity seated stand at the Racecourse Stadium.

The new stand would be built at the Kopp end of the ground, where the current stand is no longer in use, and would lead to capacity increasing to over 15,000.

Plans also include improved media, broadcast and floodlight facilities, a car park and ground works for a convention centre and hotel.

National League Wrexham AFC's bid for a "stadium for the north" includes a mixture of public and private funding.

The plans, backed by the club, Wrexham County Borough Council, the Welsh Government and Glyndwr University will be considered for funding by the UK government this summer.

Wrexham are owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who hope to regain The Racecourse freehold for the club.

International sports-specialist practice, AFL Architects, were appointed by Wrexham last year to redevelop The Racecourse as the club moves into a new era in its history.

New LED boards, sourced from Wembley Stadium, have been installed around the pitch.

The next stages will build from an initial audit and review project carried out by the practice. The AFL team will be identifying opportunities to improve spectator experience throughout the concourses and maximise the value of recent major changes at the club.

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