Ben Foster hints at eye-watering cost of Wrexham promotion party in Las Vegas
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Ben Foster has revealed how much he believes was spent on Wrexham's promotion trip to Las Vegas by owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
The Hollywood duo gifted Wrexham players with a trip to Sin City last month after sealing automatic promotion back to the Football League after a 15-year hiatus.
Alongside Notts County, Phil Parkinson's side produced one of the most entertaining title races seen in National League history with both teams surpassing 100 points despite only one guaranteed promotion spot being available. County since have also secured their place in League Two after winning the play-offs.
Although he was only required for eight matches, the ex-England international made a crucial contribution, most notably saving a last-minute penalty against promotion rivals Notts County to ensure that Wrexham would secure a vital win en route to promotion.
The 40-year-old attended the Vegas trip and, speaking on The Fellas podcast, revealed what his estimation of the total cost.
"We got there and it was just straight to the shower, straight get changed, go to Hakkasan for dinner and then we're going to Hakkasan nightclub straight afterwards. All expenses paid.
"Got to be £500,000, had to be at least half a million genuinely it had to be because they just looked after everything."
The goalkeeper added that the players of the League Two club were given luxury treatment and, when describing the team's first night at the Hakkasan night club, revealed: "We walk in and whatever's playing, the music shuts off and they start playing a Wrexham song.
"We've got a massive closed-off VIP area, and there are Wrexham drapes falling from the ceiling, poppers going off everywhere with confetti, glitter. There's a screen and it's showing like Paul Mullin scoring goals and stuff like that!
"It's 1am and they've stopped the music and they're putting this stuff on, and every one of us is just going 'What on earth's going on here?!'"
Wrexham have announced that negotiations will take place over whether Foster will return for the 2023/24 season having come out of retirement to return to the Racecourse Ground as recently as March.