Council to discuss stadium plans

06 April 2009 03:58
Controversial plans to build student accommodation on land adjacent to Wrexham FC's Racecourse ground are due to be discussed by councillors. The halls of residence for 800 Glyndwr University students are just one phase of the £40m Wrexham Village project, which also includes a new stand. The club has said the development would help it to repay all its debts. Wrexham Supporters' Trust has voiced concerns that the club will be used as security against the redevelopment. Last month, the trust said: "We would hope that there is some mechanism already in place to ensure that the club and ground are ring-fenced from any potential problems with the development." However, Wrexham's board of directors accused the trust of trying to "de-rail" the planning application. It said it was working with Wrexham council to finalise a legal agreement that would protect the future of the club and its ground. The club went into administration in 2004 with debts of around £4m, before being bought out by a consortium led by local businessman Neville Dickens. Mr Dickens' 50% shareholding was bought in 2008 by travel agent Geoff Moss, who now has a controlling interest in the club.

Source: BBC_Sport