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Molineux is the stadium where my local football team Wolverhampton Wanderers play their home games. It is located just two minutes from the city centre on Waterloo Road.
Molineux can hold 29,303 people but on 28th May 2010 plans were announced to increase the capacity to 36,000 by rebuilding the Stan Cullis and Steve Bull stands which is hoped to be completed by the start of the 2014/2015 season.
I've been a season ticket holder at Molineux for six years now and personally find the stadium to be a very nice looking stadium despite the bright, bold colours. However I do feel the seating is a bit cramped and there isn't a great deal of leg room.
As far as the food and drink are concerned the prices are very hefty for the quality but that is what you'd expect from a football ground. The menu mainly consists of hot dogs, sausage rolls, crisps and beer.
Overall, Molineux is a great looking stand with a great PREMIERSHIP football team playing there but the leg room and price of food isn't great.
Molineux Stadium is the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
I am not a Wolves fan but I have visited the Stadium on 4 occasions now.
I have visited the majority of the 92 stadiums in English footballs top leagues and Molineux is one of my favourites.
The ground is well situated just 2 minutes walk from the city centre and on all of my visits I have had no problems finding somewhere to park. There are several multi storey car parks in the centre and there is also street parking nearby.
The ground has a capacity of just fewer than 30,000 and as the team plays in gold this all seated stadium has gold seats.
This along with the two stands that grace both sides are an oval shape give the stadium a spectacular look.
None of the corners are filled in which is a downside to this impressive stadium.
If these were filled in then this would be and awesome ground.
I found the atmosphere to be extremely good inside the ground and the big screen offers pre match and half time footage.
The facilities in the ground are good.
A great selection of all your traditional footy food and drink is available like Burgers, Pies, Hot Dogs and Alcohol.
There is also betting facilities inside the ground and the concourse areas a quite spacious.
The toilets are average in size.
The pubs around the ground are not very away fan friendly though so choose carefully.
There are two statues outside of Molineux. One of Billy Wright and one of Stan Cullis.
One thing I must add is that outside the ground there are several burger vans called Mr Sizzle.
They sell jumbo hot dogs for just a pound! They are the best ive had from any away trip and the price means you can have a few a little cost
Molineux is fit for premier league football and now Wolves are in there then it only does justice for this beautiful stadium.
A ground that is certainly a credit to the championship and would not look out of place in the english premier league. The pitch its self is always in good condition every time i go there. The staff at this stadium are always more than willing to help you wherever they can. Obviously they have an excellent set of fans who from time to time certainly make themselves heard
Not to hard to get to. The prices are very reasonable or were last time i was there but im sure this is a reflection on the league they play in. I am sure when wolves get promoted they will increase the prices to bring themselves into line with those of the other premier league clubs. Fans are very close to the pitch which is brilliant and i think adds to what is usually an electric atmosphere. Look forward to seeing them in the preimier league again
I have only visited the Molineux stadium once. This was just over a year ago as I made the long trip from Brighton to Wolverhampton to watch Ipswich play Wolves. This review is about the ground and the facilities of an away fans point of view.
The first thing I noticed about the ground as we got close to it was how bright it was. It was a big square of gold and yellow. It to me looked like a warehouse but as we got closer you could tell it was a well built modern football stadium.
The Wolverhampton area didn't seem to have a very nice look to it. It seemed quite run down. The area around the ground didn't look to appealing, but there was no sign of any sort of trouble which is a good thing.
The carpark we used was about a 5-10 minute walk from the ground. It was an idustrial estate hired out for the weekends as a football carpark. The cost was a standard £5 which is the usual for every ground I have been too, Except Reading, and your car felt safe there so was happy to pay the money. It was also very easy to get out. There was a very long queue to get out the way all the cars came in to the carpark but my dad thought he saw a different exit so we want to the other end of the industrial estate and got straight out. If you visit the stadium and use this carpark, that's a tip for you :)
The stadium its self hold 28,500 and the seats are all gold to match the home shirts of the team and looks quite impressive.
The sides to the stadium are all open though which makes way for a nasty breeze to come in and blow around the stands though as the stands don't have a side to them. They are all open.
The stadium has 4 big stands. 1 behind each goal which is one long tier and 1 stand on each side of the pitch where are 2 tiers high.
I found Wolves to be quite clever. They have the away fans along the bottom tier of one of the stands. Usually the away fans are in one block together. As they have put the away fans all the way along a tier it makes it very hard to create an atmosphere.
The Wolves fans them self are very vocal. They sing the song 'Hi ho silver linging' but instead of saying silver linging they all shout Wolverhampton, just before kick off. As soon as there is a misplaced pass though the fans are very quick to get on the backs of their players.
The facilities were of a good standard. As the away fans get the whole bottom tier of the stand there is a couple of food stands and toilets. The toilets where old and dingy though with one of the toilets not even having a working light in.
All in all a decent stadium. The stadium is good enough for the premiership, but I don't think Wolves are good enough for the Premiership. I can see them coming straight back down.
I visited Molineux last weekend for the game between Wolves and Doncaster Rovers and was very impressed with the stadium, which is clearly already geared up for Premiership football.
I am a fan of old school football grounds, I much prefer a ground that has 4 stands rather than a bowl design so Molineux definatley ticked that box. Thought the ground was pretty unique in design as well, as the stands that ran alongside the pitch had an hexagonal kind of shape, something that I have not seen at a ground before.
The stadium was not difficut to find, we travelled on the M6 toll road (well worth the money for very little traffic) and once we hit Wolverhampton the ground was signposted. Once at the stadium, there were plenty of places to park, however, most of them were unofficial car parks. The official car parks were not very big, and when we arrived there was no spaces available for disabled persons which meant that we had to leave a passenger at the ground before finding somewhere else to park. We ended up around 200 yards from the ground in a small private car park which set us back £5 per car, however, ensured we got a swift getaway. There is an Asda right next to the ground but no football parking is allowed and you run the risk of getting clamped.
From parking the car we headed straight into the ground, and the first thing I noticed is that it wasn't very disabled friendly, if you walked one way to the away end you were faced with 2 sets of steps, and the other way was simply uphill, my poor gran really struggled.
Once inside the ground the concourses were spacious, so there was plenty of room to mingle. There were quite a few food outlets which served a variety of pies, burgers and confectionery along with soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. I didn't eat, but I did have a bottle of water which set me back £1.80, which is about standard at football grounds, but clearly VERY overpriced.
The toilets were a little dated, however, they were clean, and there was plenty of toilet roll and handwash available, which is all you need really.
Programmes were onsale within the ground and cost £3 for a 100 page book style programme. It was a fantastic read and had a substantial away team section which you don't always see at other clubs.
I thought the PA system was quite poor, I couldn't always hear what was being said and it was quite muffled.
To say that the ground is 'open' rather than a closed bowl, the atmosphere travelled well, especially in the stand we were in, which we shared with the Wolves fans. The playing surface also looked immaculate and suited the free flowing style of play of both teams.
All in all I was very impressed with the stadium, certainly one of the best Championship grounds I have visited. It won't look out of place in the Premiership next season.
Having been to Molineux for the first time yesterday, I have to say that it is a stadium fitting for a team that now finds itself in the Premier League. I am a big Doncaster Rovers fan and went to Molineux yesterday for what was an end of season party for us celebrating our first season in the Championship and for Wolves who were picking up their Championship winners trophy after the match.
The area around the ground has plenty of places available for parking and a lot of options for away fans to have a drink in a local pub. We found the Newhampton pub that we went in to be full of home fans who were really pleasant and helped us find the ground from there which was only a 10 minute walk. You could feel the atmosphere building as you got nearer and nearer and then, as if from nowhere, the ground appeared and the hairs on the back of the neck stood up. Obviously due to the circumstances there was a party atmosphere but even without that you couldn't help but be impressed by the outer structure of the ground and the statue of the legendary Billy Wright that was outside the main stand.
Once inside the ground it wasn't long before I realised that this is a Premier League ground. The concourses were spacious enough, believe me this is not common, and the food and drink stalls were large to reduce the queue lengths significantly to what we are used to. The toilets are a bit dated though and could do with a bit more than a lick of paint but that is my only small gripe about the entire stadium.
Once in my seat I couldn't help but notice just how open it felt but still kept the noise in. It is basically 4 big stands with the two long stands being identical and the same for behind the goals. The four corners are open and this allowed a stiff breeze in. I might not have enjoyed that so much in January but it was OK yesterday. The seats are laid out perfectly for leg room and height so as to ensure even small people can see over the person in front.
The pitch itself is in perfect condition and the football on show was fitting of this great stadium. I would love to go back there one day, but hopefully in the Premier League. A Premier League stadium for a Premier League club.
Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, who currently play their football in the English Championship, although they are gunning for promotion this season. The stadium itself is probably worthy of Premiership football, it of modern design and there are plans to increase the capacity from 28,500 to 43,000; this would make it larger than many grounds already in the Premiership.
The design is simple, but good. There are four similar sized stands. The two behind the goals are single tiered stands, like those at Wigan and Everton; seating runs all the way from the front to the back of the stand and the only interruption in seating is the entrance and exits. The two stands either side of the pitch are different, they are two tiered and have a row of executive boxes running all the way across the middle. Another unique thing about the stadium is that these two stands are slightly oval in shape; this means that supporters sitting at the corner flag area are closer to the pitch than those sitting in the middle (sort of behind the dugout if that makes sense). I'm not entirely sure why this is the case, maybe they had plans to extend the stadium in such a way that it could be made all-round, with no spaces between the corners?
Away fans usually sit in the lower tier of the Steve Bull Stand, not a bad view, but because it is in the middle of the oval you are quite a long way from the pitch so the view isn't the best. Whenever I've been to Molineux the atmosphere has been excellent because the Wolves fans are very passionate. Food can also be purchased underneath the stands, chips, pies etc and they're reasonably priced.
Tickets cost between £30.00 and £24.00 for adults and the official programme is £3.00.
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Firstly, I am A Wolverhampton Wanderers Season ticket holder. My ticket is for the Jack Harris Stand, although I have experienced all the stands at the ground since it was rebuilt. The first impression of Molineux is that it is a well put together Football ground, that has been well thought out. On the whole this is true. When designing the ground all major stadiums in europe were visited and the best ideas from them were used. The Stadium is all seater and is designed so that there are no pillars blocking any view. The toilets are both well orginised( with a one way system used in the Gents) and kept clean and well stocked with toilet paper. The food is generally of a high standard though the prices can seem a little steep when compared to the high street. Recently the club has been selling alchohol, which although probably good for revenue, is a disaster as far as manouvering to either the toilets or the serveries at half time( I would even go so far as to say dangerous). I have experienced first hand the way that tempers can fray in this atmosphere. The outside of Molineux has a good club shop, where good quality merchandise can be purchased. It now boasts a more efficient ticket office than before, with eight serving hatches as opposed to the four that were there before. There is a bar for members and season ticket holders which goes under the original name of 'the Terrace Bar'. This serves Food and drink at a reasonable price. On match days access is well controlled and there are plenty of stewards on hand to deal with any problems. Ther are two video walls which generally show the game during play and also show highlights such as Goals or near misses during the game. Overall it has to be one of the best first division grounds in the country, and would even rival that of some Premiership grounds. If only I could say that about the team!
Molineux Stadium is the home ground of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., who are currently members of the Football League Championship.