ASSEMBLY Sports Minister Alun Pugh has met representatives of Wrexham County Borough Council and the Sports Council of Wales to discuss the latest situation regarding Wrexham's Racecourse football ground.
The Minister said: 'There has been a considerable amount of work taking place behind the scenes and the council has been very active.
'I am sure everyone will realise the negotiations taking place are highly commercially sensitive and must therefore remain confidential at the moment.
'The Assembly Government's position is clear, the Racecourse is a nationally significant ground - the only venue North of the M4 where we can play international football and rugby matches.'
He added: 'Our Sports Council has invested more than a million pounds of public money in the stadium. We are looking very carefully at our legal position and what we can do to ensure that the Racecourse remains a venue for premier sport.
'At the meeting I was told once again about the deep disappointment felt by North Wales sports fans that the Welsh Rugby Union will not be hosting one of its autumn games at the Racecourse.
'At my next meeting with WRU I will be raising this, together with the possibility of other fixtures, including games involving our highly successful under-21 rugby team.'
Wrexham FC said it was unlikely there would be any announcement this week regarding negotiations surrounding the future of the club.