North Wales Crusaders sign new stadium deal

North Wales Crusaders
A Betfred match ball at the zip world stadium

North Wales Crusaders have signed a new deal that will see them remain in Colwyn Bay until at least the end of the 2023 season.

The League 1 side have signed a new two-year deal with Conwy County Borough Council to remain at the Eirias Stadium. The facility hosted Crusaders’ home fixtures in 2021 on the back of the club’s move from Queensway Stadium in Wrexham.

Crusaders chief executive Andy Moulsdale on new deal

Crusaders chief executive Andy Moulsdale said: “We can’t thank the Council and people in the local area enough for their support since our move to Eirias Stadium.

“This was a big move for us. We’ve always been based in the Wrexham area previously. But the response has been fantastic and it’s provided us with so many more opportunities to develop the club.

“While we’ll continue working with our loyal fanbase in Wrexham to make it as easy as possible for them to attend our games at Colwyn Bay, we’ll be doing a lot more work in the local community to introduce people to the fantastic sport of rugby league.

“Not only have we seen our crowds grow considerably with the fantastic facilities and match day experience the stadium has to offer, but we’ve also welcomed many new commercial partners on board.

“We’re the only professional rugby league club in the North Wales region. We want to provide a real boost to the local area.

“2021 was a season to remember”

Moulsdale continued: We’re very fortunate to have such a strong working relationship with the Council. We’re looking forward to developing that further in the coming seasons.

“2021 was a season to remember for us. I’ve doubt that the atmosphere generated at Eirias Stadium made a real difference once fans were able to return.

“This new deal provides plenty of opportunities for us in what will no doubt be an exciting future for the club as we look to continue our development on and off the field.”

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