Promotion-winning Wrexham begin their 'monster' four-day celebrations

Welcome to Vegas! Wrexham begin their ‘monster’ four-day promotion party at Hakkasan nightclub… with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney picking up the tab

  • The side recorded a history-making 111-point season in the National League 
  • All set to move up to League Two, Wrexham celebrated their win in Sin City
  • The first night of a packed four-day itinerary kicked off at the MGM Grand 

Wrexham’s promotion winners have begun in Las Vegas for their ‘monster’ party holiday three days after celebrating the club’s move up to League Two with an open-top bus parade through the city. 

The National League champions have been gifted an all-expenses-paid four-day trip to celebrate their record-breaking 111-point season by their co-chairmen Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. 

And after jetting off to Sin City on Thursday, the festitivities have well and truly begun.  

The team landed at the city’s Harry Reid International Airport yesterday afternoon, and throw-in maestro Ben Tozer shared pictures of the group’s stop-over in San Francsico ahead of reaching their final destination, gently mocking the group’s matching outfits by taking a picture that he captioned ‘school trip’. 

Upon arrival at Hakkasan nightclub the players were met with a lavish themed presentation

Wrexham is fast becoming a well-known sports brand in the US thanks to their Hollywood ownership and an upcoming US tour will only grow the fanbase 

The group were treated to a dinner of modern Chinese cuisine at Vegas institution Hakkasan

Jacob Mendy was snapped enjoying the flight in A-list style wearing a pair of dark glasses, and later captured the team dressed up for the evening ahead passing through the Mandalay Bay Hotel. 

The players started their evening at Hakkasan, a modern Chinese restaurant at the MGM Grand hotel, where prices for the signature Phoenix menu start at $148 and the eatery’s standout dish, the Signature HK Peking Duck, can be ordered with a side of Tsar Nicoulai Reserve Ossetra caviar for $188. 

Bottles of champagne, no doubt ordered to toast their successes, cost an upwards of $200. 

After dining well, the National League-topping side moved onto Hakkasan nightclub where they were greeted by an enormous presentation commemorating their successes. 

Huge Welsh flags were waved and the club’s name was spelled out in neon lights as the champions were welcomed into town. 

Phil Parkinson’s side danced the night away to music from DJ James Hype, on only the first night of their planned getaway. 

Paul Mullin shared that the idea for a trip away to celebrate winning the league grew as they moved closer to their goal. 

Speaking to GQ, the 47-goal striker said: ‘It became a thing where if we won the league, we’d get a holiday. So we’re off to Vegas.’

The players were keen to document their flight with Jacob Mendy (left) keeping his shades on in A-list fashion

The team landed at Las Vegas on Thursday and Ben Tozer teased the matching Wsm attire worn by the group on their travels

Days earlier both the men and women’s teams were celebrated with an open-top bus parade through the city

Rob McElhenney (centre left) and Ryan Reynolds made the trip across the pond to join in with the festivities – but have not yet been spotted in Vegas

‘Ryan and Rob told us to leave our cards at home, they’re sorting the lot. They sent us a full itinerary just now. 

‘Part of me doesn’t want to go, I might be dead by the end of it! But I’d never go to Vegas by my own accord, so I’m buzzing for it.’ 

But one member of the history-making side did not make the trip: manager Parkinson, who told Sky News that he hopes his players enjoy their deserved reward but ‘come back in one piece’. 

Wrexham’s increasing popularity in the US, spurred on by their Hollywood owners and given a boost by Disney+ docu-series ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ will have meant the champions receive a heroes’ reception on American soil. 

The side will return to the country in July for a string of friendlies against Chelsea, Manchester United, LA Galaxy II and one more team yet to be confirmed.   

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