Rob McElhenney (far left) and Ryan Reynolds met officials at Wrexham’s stand on the return leg of the League Two play-off semi-final against Bradford
Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, owners of Welsh side Wrexham, both attended the return leg of the League Two play-off semi-final against Bradford.
Spoof BBC Wales comedy series The Inbetweeners has led to the bizarre ticket situation, with agents throwing £100 at people to get them into the stand.
Around 900 tickets were sold before the leg on the Penarth pitch, but over 500 tickets are still available.
After the game Wrexham hosted a check-in at the stand where McElhenney and Reynolds met with fans.
The stand is also to have a naming-rights sponsor when the current deal with Russell Investments expires in 2020.
“We’re now heading towards the final with no tension and there’s a lot of goodwill,” said McElhenney.
Ryan Reynolds signs autographs at the stand on Wrexham’s return leg against Bradford
“I have a son who loves football and we watched the show, I saw a lot of the story and it was quite funny, and it’s been very exciting for me.”
Reynolds added: “They’re two very nice people.”
The stand is filled with Rangers memorabilia, including posters, banners and t-shirts, from the club’s most successful period of the 1990s and earlier.
“This weekend we’ve had a lot of success, we’re in two semis, we’re playing really exciting football. It’s a great time to be a fan of this team,” said Welsh wing Carl McHugh.
“They’ve got the right people with them, like Rob and Ryan, and a lot of the team are a lot closer to home, you don’t have too many players from abroad, so it is a close-knit group.”