Wrexham AFC vs Whitecaps FC in Vancouver

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Wrexham AFC are coming to BC Place to take on our Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a friendly match on Saturday, July 27th. The fairytale team from North Wales, backed by owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, is riding high off of back-to-back promotions, securing a spot in League One (the third tier of English soccer) next season.

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Wrexham AFC vs Whitecaps FC in Vancouver

  • Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 4:30pm PT
  • Location: BC Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Whitecaps FC season members will receive an email with details on their priority pre-sale window. Tickets for the general public will be available at 12:00pm PT on Thursday, April 25th.

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Wrexham have shot to prominence globally since Reynolds and fellow Hollywood star McElhenney purchased the club in 2020. The club has been featured in the immensely popular Welcome to Wrexham docu-series on FX.

Founded in 1864, Wrexham is the oldest professional soccer club in Wales, and the third oldest in the world. With their proud Welsh support at their back, Wrexham have recently risen back up through the divisions and have just confirmed a second-successive promotion, which elevates them back to League One (the third tier of English football) next season. The club has a hugely supportive fanbase and is excited to return to North America for the second successive preseason.

“Last year Rob got to bring Wrexham to Philly. This year it’s my turn,” said Wrexham AFC co-chairman Ryan Reynolds. “I am so excited my hometown club the Whitecaps will get to square off against the Red Dragons. My official stance on the match will be a very friendly ‘neutral’ even if I will be screaming for a Paul Mullin hat trick.”

The Red Dragons’ per-season “Wrex Coast Tour” in North America will also visit Santa Barbara, California to play AFC Bournemouth on July 20th; and Santa Clara, California to take on Chelsea July 24th.

The event is being hosted by TEG Sport (TEG), producer and promoter of live sporting events featuring the world’s biggest sporting teams and brands. 

Whitecaps Return to BC Place August 21
Southsiders at a Whitecaps FC match at BC Place – Miss604 photo

The Welsh-Canadian clash is sure to be entertaining. Whitecaps FC are having a great start to their season, maintaining in top positions in the MLS Western Conference Standings. July 27th is also a Honda Celebration of Light fireworks night featuring Team United Kingdom so it will be a fun summer night out in the city.

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