Molineux Stadium has been the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers since it opened in 1889. The name refers to a local businessman, Benjamin Molineux who built Molineux House on land in which the stadium would later replace. The first league matched was played on the 7th September 1889 in a 2–0 victory for Wolves over Notts County.
Wolves purchased the freehold from Northampton Brewery in 1923 and added several stands over the next decade. In 1939, the stadium recorded its highest attendance of 61,315 in a league fixture against Liverpool. A series of upgrades and renovations across the years has seen capacity reach its current level of 32,050.
In 1972, Molineux hosted the first UEFA Cup Final with Wolves losing that first leg 2-1, going on to lost 3-2 on aggregate. England have played several internationals in the stadium, the first a 6-1 win over Ireland in 1891 and the most recent in 2022, although these two UEFA Nations League matches against Italy and Hungary were the first since 1956.
Tickets at Molineux Stadium
Wolverhampton Wanderers Tickets
Tickets for Wolverhampton Wanderers matches are available to purchase online, by phone (0371 222 1877) or at the ticket office at the stadium (open Wednesday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm and matchdays). For the 2021-2022 season, tickets were separated into three categories depending on opposition and ranged from:
- Adults – £40-£45 (Cat A), £35-£46 (Cat B) & £28-£46 (Cat C)
- Over 65s/Under 21s – £26-£30.50 (Cat A), £23-£28.50 (Cat B) & £18-£28.50 (Cat C)
- Under 17s – £14-£16 (Cat A), £14-£18.50 (Cat B) & £11.50 (Cat C)
- Under 12s – £14-£16 (Cat A), £6-£15 (Cat B) & £6 (Cat C)
Molineux Stadium Tour & Museum
Wolverhampton Wanderers offer hour long tours of Molineux Stadium that run on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Tours prices are £20 for Adults and £15 for Under 17s, including entry to the Museum. Alternatively, entry to the museum is £7 for Adults and £4.50 for Concessions.
Further information and booking is available on the official website.
Location & Travel to Molineux Stadium
Molineux Stadium is located to the north of Wolverhampton city centre in the West Midlands, approximately 18 miles northwest of Birmingham.
Airport: Birmingham Airport is located approximately 27 miles east of the stadium. The Airport serves European destinations, as well as international destinations such as the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, Qatar and the UAE. There is a train station at the airport which has direct services to Wolverhampton.
Bus: There is a bus stop right outside the stadium, with National Express West Midlands service numbers 3, 4 and 5 stopping there.
Driving & Parking: Exit the M6 at junction 12 (if travelling from the North) or junction 10 (from the south east) and follow the sign posts along the A449. If travelling from the South West exit the M5 at junction 2 and follow the sign posts along the A4123.
Official parking is available around the stadium and can be pre-booked through the club here. Alternatively nearby free parking can be found at Birch Street (WV1 4JW), Redhill Street (WV1 1NR) or Whitmore Hill (WV1 4RU).
Metro: Wolverhampton St George’s is a 10 minute walk from the stadium. The station is the last stop on the West Midlands Metro, with a journey time of 40 minutes from Birmingham and running every 8 minutes on Saturday’s.
Train: Wolverhampton railway station is less than a 10 minute walk from the stadium. The station has frequent trains from Birmingham New Street and has other services to Bristol, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Southampton among others.
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Last Updated on June 14, 2022 by Sports Tourist