The Red Dragons, also known as Wrexham, have secured their spot in the Football League next season, following a 3-1 triumph over Boreham Wood. This win granted them automatic promotion from the National League to League Two, with one match left to play. Wrexham was acquired by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the co-creator of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, back in November 2020.
Emotional Reactions and Royal Approval
Videos circulating on social media captured the touching moment when the two celebrity owners embraced, with an emotional McElhenney wiping away tears after the final whistle. Fans praised the duo for making their dreams come true, as the club’s fairytale ending unfolded. Prince Charles also congratulated Wrexham on their victory via the Kensington Royal Twitter account, acknowledging the club’s impressive history and expressing excitement for their future in the Football League.
Investment and Growth Under New Ownership
Since the $2.5 million acquisition in 2021, Wrexham, the world’s third oldest football club, has gained international recognition and attracted new supporters globally. The club’s budget and expenditures have far exceeded those of their National League competitors, with over £10 million invested in overhauling the organization from top to bottom. Upgrades include a new performance gym at their stadium, as well as substantial investments in player transfers and salaries to attract talent like Ollie Palmer and Paul Mullin away from Football League clubs.
Documenting the Journey and Upcoming Matches
The UK Disney+ series, Welcome to Wrexham, documents the club’s progress since the new owners took over. With one game remaining against Torquay, Wrexham is preparing to face Manchester United in a friendly match in San Diego come July.
The celebrity owners’ commitment and investment have not only brought Wrexham back to the Football League but also generated significant interest in the club from fans and media outlets around the world.
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