|What's Molineux Like?
Rear Of Stan Cullis Stand (photo)
Future Ground Developments
Steve Bull And Stan Cullis Stands (photo)
What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?
Billy Wright Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Looking Towards The Jack Harris Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
A Closer Look At The Stan Cullis Stand (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Fans Ground Reviews
View From The Steve Bull Lower Tier (Video)
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.
|Rear Of Stan Cullis Stand|
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.
|Steve Bull And
Stan Cullis Stands
|What Is It Like For Visiting Supporters?|
|Away fans are
normally housed on one side of the new Stan Cullis Stand, where
around 1,600 fans can be
accommodated. Fans are housed in both the upper
and lower tiers, although tickets for the upper
sections are sold first. 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 2,750 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
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 bits distant. It's a lot of stairs up to the upper tier and when you get to the top puffing and blowing a friendly steward 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
£3.70), Banks's 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 (£4).
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
Post Code for SAT NAV: WV1 4QR
Wolverhampton railway station is
around a 15 minute walk away from Molineux. From the
main station entrance proceed straight on towards
the city centre and as you reach the inner ring road
turn right. Just follow the ring road as it
continues in a circular pattern around to the left.
Eventually you will see the Molineux on the right.
Remember if travelling by train then you can normally save on the cost of fares by booking in advance. Visit the thetrainline website to see how much you can save.
|A Closer Look At The Stan Cullis 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.
2012-2013: 21,773 (Championship League)
2011-2012: 25,672 (Premier League)
2010-2011: 27,925 (Premier League)
The Club have their own museum, which is open Fridays (12-5pm), Saturdays (11am-4.30pm) & Sundays (11am-3.30pm). Opened in 2012, the museum is full of interesting content even to the non-Wolves fan. It also contains a small cinema and a great interactive football game whereby you can take or score penalties against computerised characters of former Wolves players. The museum costs £7 for adults and £4.50 concessions, with family tickets available priced £18. See the Wolves Museum website for more details.
Beat the Goalie!
|Fans Reviews Of Molineux|
(Leyton Orient) 29/12/13
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|View From The Steve Bull Lower Tier
Special thanks to Haydn Gleed for providing the video above.
|Map showing the location of Molineux,
Railway Station And Listed Pubs
thanks to Haydn Gleed for providing the video above.
|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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