Wrexham Shirt Frenzy Unleashed: Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Priceless’ Impact on Tourism Revealed!
Wrexham, an association football club, has gained tremendous popularity in the United States following its takeover by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
As Wrexham prepares for a crucial promotion match against Boreham Wood, fans are eagerly searching for shirts to show their support.
If Wrexham manages to defeat Boreham Wood or match Notts County’s result, they will secure the National League title. Notts County, currently in second place, will face Maidstone United on the same day.
Since the Hollywood takeover in February 2021, Wrexham has become a globally recognized football club, attracting significant attention and generating a tourism boost for the local community.
The demand for Wrexham shirts has skyrocketed, with prices reaching as high as £79.99 on eBay. The club’s website quickly sold out of this season’s home, away, and goalkeeper kits, leading strategic advisor Shaun Harvey to admit underestimating the demand.
By January, more than 24,000 shirts had been sold. Harvey, in an interview with the Rob, Ryan, Red Podcast, expressed surprise at the quantity, stating that initially, they believed they had ordered too many. For the upcoming season, they plan to order 35,000 shirts across three kits, aiming to meet the anticipated demand and ensure availability earlier.
Following the release of their docuseries, Welcome to Wrexham, the club has gained global attention, particularly in the United States. Fans from across the ocean are flying to Wales to experience the unique atmosphere and be part of the community.
Sarah Jane Gardner, who traveled from Portland, Oregon, shared her desire to be part of the excitement and experience the end of the season at the Racecourse. Jim Jones, the CEO of North Wales Tourism, commended Reynolds and McElhenney for their positive impact on the region and acknowledged the boost in tourism brought by their ownership.
Wrexham’s last appearance in the English Football League dates back to their relegation from League Two in 2008. In the upcoming summer, they will embark on a tour in the United States, featuring friendly matches against Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea.