Cymru will return to the the STōK Cae Ras in Wrexham when Rob Page’s side will face Gibraltar in an International Challenge Match on Wednesday 11 October (KO 19:45).
The men’s team last played in Wrexham against Trinidad & Tobago in a 1-0 win during March 2019, where Ben Woodburn scored the winner in front of a capacity crowd.
The STōK Cae Ras is the world’s oldest international football stadium, having first hosted a Cymru international home match in 1877. The stadium is currently going through a major renovation, with the redevelopment of the Kop terrace into a new 5,000-seater stand. The FAW hopes the redevelopment will allow for increased opportunities to bring international football to the area across all of the Cymru national teams, with the stadium also forming a key part of the bid to host the 2026 UEFA U19 EURO finals which will mark the FAW’s 150th anniversary.
“I’m hopeful this opens the door for further matches to take place in Wrexham across all our national teams and age groups, including our UEFA U19 EURO finals bid for 2026 to celebrate our 150th anniversary.”Steve Williams – FAW President
FAW CEO Noel Mooney says “We are very excited to be bringing international football back to the north in October. Members of the Red Wall in the area make an incredible commitment when travelling to the Cardiff City Stadium for our home qualifiers, and hopefully we can give a performance to be proud of against Gibraltar.”
FAW President Steve Williams also welcomed the announcement “Being born and bred in the Wrexham area, I am incredibly proud to see Cymru returning to the oldest international football stadium
in the world. With the commitment of the FAW and the exciting re-development work taking place at the STōK Cae Ras, I’m hopeful this opens the door for further matches to take place in Wrexham across all our national teams and age groups, including our UEFA U19 EURO finals bid for 2026 to celebrate our 150th
Ticket information for the fixture will be announced in due course.