Marine set to host Hollywood-owned Wrexham in FA Cup

Marine set to host Hollywood-owned Wrexham in FA Cup

by Tom Martin (October 2021)

HOLLYWOOD stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney will have their eyes on Crosby next weekend as the football club they own has been drawn to play Marine in the FA Cup.

The two actors bought Wrexham FC earlier this year, and will be taking a keen interest in the fourth round qualifying clash, which will be played at the Marine Travel Arena on Saturday, October 16.

Ryan Reynolds is perhaps best known for starring in Deadpool, while Rob McElhenney created and stars in comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

They say they aim to make Wrexham a “global force” in football and have invested £2million so far as part of the takeover deal.

The Welsh side have had a mixed season so far and are currently in 12th place in the National League.

They are bidding to return to the Football League for the first time since 2008, having previously spent 87 successive seasons there.

Marine, meanwhile, will be hoping for another dream run in the FA Cup having last year reached the third round when they were beaten by Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur.

Interest in the match is already strong and Marine expect a sell-out crowd.

For that reason, tickets will only be offered to certain fan groups, such as season ticket holders and life members, and will not go on general sale.

Marine chairman Paul Leary said: “The demand for tickets for this important Emirates FA Cup game against Wrexham far exceeds the demand for the number of tickets available.

“We have therefore decided that tickets can only be made available for members, season ticket holders and Marine fans who have, through their registration with Kaizen, attended home games this season.”

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