Wrexham has faced criticism, being labeled as “stupid,” for what has been described as “mistimed statements” regarding ticket prices for their match against Accrington Stanley.
For the League Two clash between Wrexham and Accrington Stanley at Wham Stadium, adult ticket prices for both home and away supporters were set at £25, representing a £5 increase from the usual matchday admission.
In response, the Welsh side, owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, announced on social media their intention to reduce ticket prices by the same amount for the return fixture in May. This stance drew condemnation from Accrington chairman Andy Holt.
Saturday morning, he tweeted on X, formerly Twitter: “When costs are already high @Wrexham_AFC the last thing football needs is stupid mistimed statements. It’s surprising how stupid given a former CEO of @EFL (Shaun Harvey) is employed by you. Let’s have a great day for all fans safely, whatever the outcome on the pitch. Welcome to @ASFCofficial.”
Wrexham is aiming for their second consecutive promotion after securing victory in the National League last season. Under the ownership of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the club has demonstrated both significant and shrewd investment.
Leveraging their Hollywood fame, they have successfully secured lucrative sponsorships, bringing the club into the spotlight. The recent decision to reduce ticket prices for the clash with Accrington Stanley and the subsequent publicity surrounding it is seen as another strategic move in their effort to win the public relations battle as they aspire to advance to League One.