Wrexham’s stadium EVACUATED after rain pours in from ceiling as diners enjoyed £25 Father’s Day lunch | The Sun

WREXHAM'S Racecourse Ground was evacuated after rain began pouring in from the ceiling during Father's Day lunch service.

The Welsh city was subjected to heavy downpours and thunder on Sunday as many areas were left flooded.

And the newly-promoted League Two side felt the brunt of the severe weather at their 10,800-seater stadium.

As customers enjoyed their £24.95 per head meals at the Racecourse Ground, the Macron Stand began leaking.

It became apparent that the wet, blustery conditions had caused structural damage to the venue.

And everyone was swiftly forced to evacuate the premises.


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A club statement read: "Wrexham AFC can confirm the 1864 Suite was evacuated during the third sitting of today's Father's Day meals at the Racecourse Ground.

"In the wake of the torrential rain that hit the region late this afternoon, some structural damage has resulted in a large leak inside the Macron Stand reception area.

"All diners were evacuated from the Suite on safety grounds, with the Fire & Rescue Services contacted. Everyone inside the stand at the time was successfully evacuated.


"All guests who were part of the third sitting will be contacted by the club, and we share their disappointment that – after two successful sittings – circumstances beyond our control have disrupted plans for the evening.

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"We will assess the situation in the Macron Stand, to ensure we can get everything back up and running as soon as possible."

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed there were 13 reports of flash-flooding in the Wrexham area on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the fourth-tier side, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are preparing to return to The Football League for the first time in 15 years.

They won the National League with an incredible 111 points.

And their A-List celebrity backing means they are already the favourites to win League Two next season.

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