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MOLINEUX
 
Molineux has been a League ground for 131 seasons;
from July 1st, 1889 to the current day .

Molineux was the 15th
ground to be used for a League game.

Current Capacity 27,828

Year opened 1889

 
GROUND HISTORY adapted from "The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds"
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC first played at Molineux in a Birmingham Senior Cup Semi-Final v. Walsall Town FC on March 6th 1886 when it was used as a neutral ground. At this time the venue, in an area on the north side of the Molineux Hotel, was primarily in use as a pleasure ground with a boating lake and skating rink and an oval sports field used for athletics, cycling and cricket as well as football.

The club moved in permanently from Dudley Road in 1889 and reconstructed the ground; all the gardens and the lake between the hotel (utilized as dressing rooms until c1905) and the oval were cleared away, a cover added to the existing 300 seat grandstand on the west side and narrow covers installed at the north end. The only alteration prior to WWI was an improvement to the terracing and installation of some new cover at the north end.
The ground was purchased in 1924 and, one year later, part of the west side cover was repositioned on the east (surviving only eight months before succumbing to a gale!) and a new main stand built on the west. Further major improvements took place with the removal of the oval and construction of new covered terracing at each end and the installation of a 3,450 seat stand on the east side prior to the record attendance of 61,315 being set at the FA Cup 5th Round tie v. Liverpool (4-1) on February 11th, 1939.
Molineux remained unaltered until 1979 when houses along the opposite side of Molineux Street were purchased and demolished enabling the pitch to be moved eastwards and a new 9,230 seat stand constructed on their site. Over the next 14 years new all-seat stands were constructed on each side of the ground and the capacity at the start of the 2007/8 season was 28,500. The pitch size was 116 x 74 yards.
 

GROUND DETAILS adapted from "The Extreme Groundhoppers Guide"
 
Ground address: Molineux, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR
Main phone number: 0871 222 2220
Ticket office: 0871 222 2220
Ticket prices: Stan Cullis Stand: Adults Ł22, Over 65's/Under 21's* Ł14, Under 17's Ł11, Under 12's** Ł8 Steve Bull Stand (Lower Tier): Adults Ł26, Over 65's Ł15, Under 17's Ł12, Under 12's** Ł10 ** When accompanied by a paying Adult (includes Over 65's).
 
If driving to ground: South Leave the M6 at Junction 10 and take the A454 towards Wolverhampton. Continue to follow the A454 right into Wolverhampton (be wary of speed cameras on the A454). On reaching the traffic island that intersects with the ring road, turn right. As you approach the second set of lights look for the signs for football parking and the ground is over the second set of lights on the right. North Leave the M6 at Junction 12 and take the A5 towards Telford and then the first turn on the left onto the A449 towards Wolverhampton. On reaching the traffic island that intersects with the ring road, turn right. Then follow the directions from the South. Alternatively if you carry on at the lights then into the city centre into Slateford Road and then take the third exit at the roundabout at the University you will find a space in the Civic Hall Car Park, and this remains open for night matches and costs Ł2.70 for three hours or Ł3 for evenings
 
If using Public Transport: The train station in the centre of city is 14 minutes to the ground. Leave the main station entrance and go straight on to Wedensfield Road then turn left towards the town centre and as you reach the inner ring road turn right. Just follow the ring road as it continues in a circular pattern (This side is known as St Patricks) around to the right and turn into Waterloo Road Molineux on the right.
 
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