Wrexham Football Club released pictures today of the cover for the special commemorative programme which all fans attending Saturday’s 150th Anniversary game against Grimsby Town will be able to purchase.
Modelled in antique style, the cover surrounds a packed programme with 24 more pages than that produced for a normal match. The special edition for the anniversary game contains a wealth of history charting Wrexham’s highs and lows as the third oldest professional football club in the world.
The souvenir programme is priced at £5 and complements the free souvenir ticket announced yesterday well
A bumper crowd is expected to watch the Reds take on Grimsby in the Vanarama Conference, with advance ticket sales already ten times the level seen for a normal game, with 2 days still to go.
Director of the Football Club, Mark Williams, said “Ticket sales have been extraordinary. Wrexham fans really want to make sure they don’t miss this important event, and have been buying online, over the phone and in the Club shop in large numbers.”
“We have been extremely busy – and all the signs are good for a great crowd on Saturday. One fan bought 17 tickets in one go, all for family and friends who don’t normally attend home matches.”
“Fans buying online are able to print their tickets at home – and this has proved very popular. Tickets are available here"
“We are still recommending fans to buy tickets in advance, and capacity exists in all stands. Due to the level of sales we have made the Mold Road and UCML (Yale) Centre stands advance ticket-only – meaning there will be no cash sales at turnstiles for these stands on the day. Fans can still buy tickets for these stands in advance – right up until kick-off or until they are sold out. All other stands continue to have both advance and pay-on-the-turnstile availability”
Gates open just before 2pm with events inside the ground starting at 2pm. The Fron Male Voice choir will be there to ensure that the crowd are in fine song, whilst the Cambria Band will also be filling the stadium with rhythm and noise.
Other entertainment includes a pyrotechnic spectacular from the KOP, a parade of former players going back to the 1950s, and the much awaited show-down between Wrex the Dragon and the recently sighted Rockin’ Robin.