The majority of the stadium is relatively new, the oldest stand being the John Ireland Stand (subsequently renamed the Steve Bull Stand) opened in 1979. The remaining 3 stands were built in the 1990s, the last of which being the Jack Harris Stand, which replaced the South Bank Terrace in 1993.
The stands running along the sides of the ground are two-tiered, though their unusual oval shape results in those sitting on the halfway line being furthest from the action. The ends of the ground are occupied by large, single tier stands. The Stan Cullis Stand at the North end is topped by the original clock from the Molineux Street Stand, which dates from the 1930s.
There are two James Butler-designed statues outside the ground; an impressive statue of Billy Wright stands outside the main entrance, while a likeness of former player / manager Stan Cullis is located to the rear of the stand bearing his name. Away fans are normally housed in the lower tier of the Steve Bull Stand which runs along the East side of the pitch.
How to get to Molineux
The Molineux ground is located in Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR.
Visitors arriving from the North should follow the M6 as far as junction 12, exiting onto the A5 towards Telford, joining the A449 for Wolverhampton. Turn right at the intersection with the ring road. The stadium is well signed from the 2nd set of lights onwards.
Away fans driving from the South should exit the M6 at junction 10, following the A454 into Wolverhampton. Turn right on reaching the traffic island that intersects with the ring road and follow signage to the ground.
Wolverhampton train station is within ½ a mile and a 10-minute walk of the ground. On exiting the station, go straight on as far as the inner ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road. Molineux soon becomes visible on the right.
Birmingham is the nearest airport, at a distance of around 20 miles. There are regular rail connections to Birmingham New Street station, which in turn connects with Wolverhampton. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Wolverhampton that can take you to and from Molineux. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
“Football parking” is well signed from the A454 (see above). Otherwise, there are numerous “Pay and Display” car parks in the city centre, within easy walking distance of the ground.
Away Friendly Pubs near Molineux
Molineux suffers insofar as there is no designated pub for away supporters near the ground. The numerous pubs around the ground tend to be designated “home fans only.” There are plenty of pubs in Wolverhampton town centre, but many of these do not welcome away fans. Reports suggest that visiting fans should keep colours covered and exercise great discretion in their choice of watering-hole for a pre-match drink.
Hotels near Molineux
The Britannia Hotel, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1DB is a competitively-priced hotel with a central location, near the railway station and adjoining the famous Grand Theatre. Guests have praised its friendly welcoming atmosphere.
A little further afield, but still with 2 miles of Molineux, the Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa, Park Drive, Goldthorn Park, Wolverhampton WV4 5AJ is set in a Grade II listed Georgian country house with 7 acres of gardens. Guests have been impressed by the marble floors and crystal chandeliers retained from the hotel’s distinguished past, combined with modern facilities including a gym and swimming pool. Free on-site parking is available.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to Molineux?
The majority of visiting fans have been impressed by the looks of Molineux from the outside, many expressing the feeling that little expense had been spared in its refurbishment. However, most visitors have been less impressed by the interior of the stadium.
Many have expressed disappointment at being so far from the pitch, reporting that the view of play was poor. On the upside, the atmosphere within the ground has been reported as good, with vocal, but non-intimidating home fans and relaxed stewarding. Catering facilities are reported excellent, with a good range of pies, hot dogs and burgers, including the delicious “Football’s Famous Chicken Balti Pie,” on offer. However, toilet facilities have been reported as inadequate and cramped.