|What's Molineux Like?
Billy Wright Statue (photo)
Future Ground Developments
Stan Cullis Stand (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Billy Wright Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Steve Bull And Jack Harris Stands (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
A Closer Look At The Jack Harris Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
Molineux Location Map
|What's Molineux Like?|
is dominated by the new Stan Cullis Stand at one
end of the stadium. This impressive looking
structure towers over the rest of Molineux and
the roof steelwork can be seen from miles around
on the Wolverhampton sky line. The stand is two
tiered, with a larger lower tier, with the upper
tier having a large windshield on one side. The
stand extends partly around one corner towards
the Steve Bull Stand and some seats in the upper
tier in that corner, will have a restricted view
of the playing area, due to the roof of the
Steve Bull Stand being directly in the line of
sight. It is hoped that at some point the Steve
Bull Stand will be replaced by a similar
structure and will extend around to meet the new
Stan Cullis Stand.
|Billy Wright Statue|
The Club have received planning
permission to re-develop the Steve
Bull (East) stand, which will further
increase capacity to around 36,000. The
demolition and re-building of this stand was
planned to commence at the end of the 2011/2012,
but the Club have now put this on hold. Artists
impressions of the Molineux re-development can
be viewed on the official Wolverhampton
Wanderers FC website.
Thanks to Tim Rigby for providing the photo above.
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are
normally housed on one side of the upper tier of the new
Stan Cullis Stand, where
fans can be accommodated. For games where there
is a larger away following, then the away fans
are not given an 'end' as such, but are instead
housed in the lower tier of the Steve Bull Stand
along the side of the pitch. Up to 3,200
away supporters can be housed in this area. Fans
in this stand are sat quite far back from the
playing area, which gives the illusion that the
pitch is larger than at most other grounds.
David London a visiting Crystal Palace fan adds;
'Views are excellent from the front of the Stan Cullis Stand away
section, although if you are at the top then
it's all a bit distant. It's a lot of steps up
to the upper tier and when you get to the top
puffing and blowing a friendly stward tells you
that you should have asked to use the lift!'
The facilities are fine, including the catering, serving a range of pies including; Steak, Rogan Josh, Potato & Meat, Vegetable, Cheese & Onion (all £3), Cornish Pasty (£3), Sausage Rolls (£3) Hot Dogs (£3.50), 1/4 pound Burgers Or Cheeseburgers (£3.50), Chicken Burgers (£4.50), Baked Potatoes (£3), Chicken Wraps (£3) and Chips (£2.50).
Musical delights at the ground include just before kick off, 'Hi, Ho, Silver Lining' with the crowd singing 'Hi, Ho, Wolverhampton!' On one visit I got talking to a couple of Wolves fans on the train up to Wolverhampton and they suggested going for a drink in the city centre before the game which I did. I had quite an enjoyable time and they even took me right up to the away supporters entrance, shook my hand and wished me luck! very hospitable. I personally did not experience any problems on my visits, but I have received a number of reports of others that have not been so lucky. It is strongly advised that colours are kept covered around the ground and city centre (and that goes for your cars too).
|Billy Wright Stand|
|Where To Drink?|
|Well it may be a great stadium,
with good atmosphere, but the main drawback
with a visit to Molineux is the lack of away
friendly pubs for visiting supporters to drink
in. Now there are a number of pubs situated
around the ground, but they do not admit away
fans, which to a certain extent I can
understand. But what is a real shame is that
unlike many new stadiums that are located out
of town with not much in the way of drinking
holes located around, Molineux is only a 10
minute walk away from the city
centre where there are plenty of pubs to be
found. However by far the greater majority of
these are for home supporters only on
matchdays (even the Wetherspoons has bouncers
on the door demanding to see your match ticket
for one of the home sections before being
Tom Rice a visiting Aston Villa supporter informs me; 'The Walkabout bar in the city centre (on Queen Street) seems to be now the designated pub for away fans to drink in. The bouncers on the door, checked to make sure that we were Villa fans before entering.'
also been advised that there is a small bar
called the Bluebrick inside the Premier Inn
hotel, located near to the railway station,
which is being frequented by away fans. If
arriving by train then as you leave the station
entrance, turn right and you will see a walkway
going down under the station. At the bottom of
the walkway turn left and after a short walk you
will see the Bluebrick over on your right. Also
some away supporters have also been frequenting
the Litten Tree in Victoria Street and
Wulfrun in Lichfield Street.
Alcohol is available inside the
stadium this includes Carling (Pint
Bitter (Can 440ml £3.40), Aston
Manor Cider (Bottle 500ml £3.70),
Magners Cider (Bottle
330ml £4), Guinness (Can 520ml £4), plus wine and spirits
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|A Closer Look At The Jack Harris Stand|
West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City & Aston Villa.
Wolverhampton Wanderers fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).
details of disabled facilities and club contact at the
ground please visit the relevant page on the
Level Playing Field website.
|Record & Average Attendance|
61,305 v Liverpool
FA Cup 5th Round, February 11th, 1939.
Modern All Seated Attendance Record:
29,396 v Manchester United
Premier League, January 16th, 2004.
2011-2012: 25,672 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 27,925 (Premier League)
2009-2010: 28,366 (Premier League)
|Fans Reviews Of Molineux|
Leonard (Barnsley) 21/8/12
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|To see a photo of the South Bank Terrace (now the Jack Harris Stand) shortly prior to its redevelopment in 1993 then visit the Old Grounds & Stands Section of the Guide.|
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