Wolves can be described as one of the true sleeping giants of the football world, and ever since the redevelopment of Molineux in 1994, this has only escalated.
The new Molineux is a sight to behold, and is notable for the fantastically bright and colourful stand. The four separate stands are named after legendary Wolves players and directors (Bill Wright, Steve Bull Stand, Stan Cullis, Jack Harris), and has also been built is such a way, that the ground can be easily extended/improved should Wolves ever get promoted to the Premiership. Within two of the corners, between the stands, are housed two large video screens, which provide highlight of the ground, half times, final scores etc.
Away fans are normally located in either the Jack Harris stand (smaller crowds) or the lower half of the John Ireland, depending on the number attending. Away fans located in the John Ireland stand, can get rather a hard time, as they are located in the lower tier, with Wolves fans above. This caused problems in the early days, with various things being thrown over the balcony onto the away fans. The stewards have clamped down on this. That said, Yatesy has dropped us an e-mail, and says 'The problem of the lower John Ireland stand is not sorted as crystal palace and Albion fans will no doubt testify, and it's not just tea they throw, try urine'.
For those arriving early, the club also provides tours of the ground. The status of Wolves legend Billy Wright is also worth a look, and is located near the main entrance to the club offices.
Alcohol can now be purchased within the ground, but as with most grounds, is not permitted on the terraces.
On the various occasions we have visited Molineux, we have not encountered any crowd trouble. That said, the atmosphere at Molineux can be very intimidating for away fans, especially if your team wins!
Ciaran, a Molineux regular has dropped us an e-mail and says 'There are lots of take away food stands around the stadium perimeter (and some of these very good). Considerably more choice outside than inside.'