Molineux is one of the most distinctive stadiums in the country, being one of the earliest post-Taylor-report grounds. There are four large stands named after historical Wolves figures; the Billy Wright and Steve Bull stands running the length of the pitch, and the Stan Cullis and Jack Harris stands behind the goals. The more vocal fans are situated in the Jack Harris stand.
An allocation of 2,750 tickets are available to visiting supporters and are located in the upper and lower tiers of the Stan Cullis Stand at the North end of the ground. The view of the playing action is unobstructed and generally very good. Refreshments are various and not over priced whilst facilities are very good. Much as you would expect from a new stand.
Molineux seating plan:
There are a number of pubs dotted around the ground, but they tend to be for home supporters only. The Great Western, behind Wolverhampton train station is a great pub but it is sadly quite small, and away fans must not wear colours. The Litten Tree in the city centre is away fan friendly. The Prince Albert pub also nearby to the station should be avoided.
The best fish and chip shop close to the ground is in Staveley Road. Be aware that there is nearly always a queue but it's certainly worth the wait once you're there. The special meal deals are particularly good value and very tasty. Elsewhere there are a few burger stalls dotted around the stadium.
Parking is limited in the surrounding area but the best option seems one of two. You can drive towards the town centre and parking is available in many pay and display car parks here ranging between £3 and £6 for five hours. The other option is to travel up to the stadium and use one of the official football parking car parks which are signposted. Both options are a short walk back to the ground.
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The nearest / closest train station to Wolverhampton Wanderers' Molineux Stadium is Wolverhampton. This is approximately 10 minutes walk from the ground.
Leave the station and proceed straight on 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 around to the left. Eventually you will see the Molineux on the right.
Rivals - West Brom, Birmingham, Aston Villa
Travel: The trip from Cardiff to Wolverhampton is straight forward enough and only takes just over two hours. I decided to take the scenic route via the M4 and then through Monmouthshire rather than the M5. We parked in Peel Street car park which was a mistake as it was difficult to get out after the game due to traffic congestion. However, it only cost £2.50. The walk from Peel Street to the ground is only 15 minutes though.
Refreshments: Due to leaving Cardiff late morning we got the ground just in time for kick off. We should have left earlier. Where we were sat on the edge of the away stand there were some heated exchanges between fans at times. The Policing was good though so no trouble developed thankfully.
Impressions: The ground seemed to be the same size as the Cardiff City Stadium. The attendance was 31,000. Molineux is an impressive stadium but slightly strange as the away section runs the full length of the touchline. There were Wolves fans were in corporate boxes right behind us and there was another tier of home fans above us.
Atmosphere: Cardiff started brightly and should have been one up but by the 20th minute, we were two nil down. Poor defending yet again our downfall. After conceding Wolves were pretty comfortable although Ryan Bennett should have been sent off. Bizarrely the ref reassured him he was okay. The Stewards were fine, no issues noted. The facilities were pretty standard. The food and drink counter was small but there weren't many queues.
Exit: Getting away was a bit of a nightmare as we were stuck in traffic in Peel Street car park. Then we had to endure torrential rain in dark conditions on the journey home.
Enjoy: Disappointing as Cardiff yet again failed to deliver conceding early goals and then not looking like getting back into the game.
Ground Name: Molineux
Capacity: 29,400 (all seated)
Address: Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR
Main Tel No.: 0871 222 2220
Team Nickname: Wolves
Year Ground Opened: 1889
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