The people of North Wales deserve a stadium capable of hosting international sport and major events, says Wrexham legend Mickey Thomas. 

Robins icon Mickey and Wales legend Malcolm Allen were at the Racecourse Ground on Monday afternoon discussing the importance of the Stadium for the North campaign. 

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It was announced on Monday morning that the new campaign will aim to secure vital funding from the UK Government as part of the 'Wrexham Gateway'. 

North Wales Chronicle: Malcolm Allen and Mickey Thomas at the Racecourse. Malcolm Allen and Mickey Thomas at the Racecourse.

It is hoped the funding will allow a new 5,500 seater stand to be built at the KOP end at the oldest international stadium in the world, taking the capacity to around 16,000. 

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As well as the new stand, there will be improved media, broadcast and floodlight facilities, a 400 space multi-storey car park and ground works for convention centre and hotel.

The campaign is urging supporters of Welsh Sport the length and breadth of Wales to sign an online Register of Support at https://www.change.org/StadiumNorth.

The register will be presented to UK Government decision makers before a funding decision is made in the Summer of 2022.

When discussing what the Racecourse meant to Wrexham and North Wales, Mickey said: "I'm looking for a balance, we know we've got Cardiff, the capital of Wales, where Wales play their games, we accept that but we've been starved of it in North Wales. 

"We want to see it come back now because the people of North Wales deserve that. 

"Football in North Wales is needed, it's not always easy for people to go down there. A lot of people suffer and can't afford to go down there. 

"It needs to be brought back up here so the people can have that enjoyment of seeing the Welsh National team."

Malcolm Allen highlighted the impact that the newly developed stand would have to aspiring youngsters, at the ground where his football dream started.

He added: "I don't want any youngsters not to have the feeling.

"Not just on the football front, but on the sporting front. If this is going to be a sporting arena for North Wales, it can only be an advantage for all of us. 

"Everybody who can support and vote, please get on board so we can get this KOP sorted so we can get some of the history of North Wales back here."