This afternoon’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Reading has been postponed on safety grounds after another night of heavy snowfall, high winds and subzero temperatures.
Wolves’ operations team, club staff and volunteers worked throughout the day and night in a bid to save the game, however the club’s safety team, in conjunction with the Wolves Safety Advisory Group, inspected Molineux and the surrounding area this morning and deemed it unsafe for the match to go ahead.
Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple said, “Whilst challenging weather conditions up and down the country had already forced a number of EFL fixtures to be postponed we were determined to get this fixture on, and a number of dedicated individuals gave up their time and effort yesterday to help make that a possibility.
“However, the safety of both home and away supporters and the numerous match day staff has to take precedence, and after the dreadful and dangerous weather failed to cease, we have been left with no choice but to postpone this fixture.
“Unfortunately it is not just Molineux that has been affected, but the surrounding areas are extremely treacherous, including many of the city car parks, which are presently unusable.
“With Wolves fans planning to travel from all over the country and Reading supporters coming up from Berkshire, we have made the decision to call the game off now rather than wait and hope that the weather will subside later today.
“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to the hardy volunteers and club staff who worked through the night in a bid to save the game - unfortunately it just wasn’t to be this time.”
All departments at the stadium will also be shut today due to the conditions, including the Wolves Megastore, Ticket Office and Museum. A date for the rearranged fixture will be communicated in due course, with tickets purchased for the game still valid for the rearranged date and refunds available to those who have purchased but cannot attend (excluding season ticket holders).