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Molineux Stadium has been the home venue of Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. since 1889. The ground takes it name from Benjamin Molineux, a local merchant who once owned the land on which the stadium is built. The first ever league game held at the ground was a 2-0 win over Notts County on the 7th of September 1889. The stadium underwent extensive redevelopment in the early 1990s; three new stands were constructed between 1991 and 1993, bringing the all-seater capacity of the new look Molineux up to 28,525. At the time of completion, the ground was one of the largest in the country; its official opening took place on the 7th December 1993 with a friendly against Hungarian team Honved.

Visiting supporters are seated in the lower tier of the Steve Bull Stand. Formally known as the John Ireland Stand, it runs down one side of the pitch and having been opened in 1979, is currently the oldest stand in the ground. The stand is set quite far back from the pitch and is, unusually, oval in shape, meaning that fans sitting towards the middle will be even further away from the action. This distance can lead to a lack of atmosphere and sense of involvement in the game for some fans, but the excellent facilities will go some way to making this up. Match favourites such as pies, hot dogs and burgers are all available inside the stadium. The team has a passionate local following and caution is advised around the stadium and city centre on match day.

The ground is under a mile from Wolverhampton city centre so fans looking for hotels near Molineux Stadium will find a wide range of accommodation close by.

Getting to Molineux Stadium

By Car

Parking restrictions are in place on the streets surrounding Molineux Stadium so it is advised to head into the nearby city centre and find a space in one the many pay and display car parks. The ground is less than a mile from central Wolverhampton so most parking facilities are no more than a 10-minute walk away. Visiting supporters are advised to exercise caution when displaying visiting colours on their cars and preferably avoid it altogether if possible. If you have chosen to stay in a hotel near Molineux Stadium, you should take advantage of your hotel parking and make your own way to the match.

By Public Transport

Molineux Stadium is about a 15-minute walk from Wolverhampton's main train station. On exiting the train station, head towards the city centre. When you reach the Inner Ring Road, turn right and continue to follow the ring road; the stadium is at the next major crossroads. Wolverhampton's bus station is opposite the train station, on the other side of the ring road. Exit the bus station in the direction of the train station and turn left onto the Inner Ring Road, following the above directions to the ground.


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