Important Supporter Information For Birmingham Game

A number of operational changes are in place for this Sunday’s West Midlands derby against Birmingham City.

Ahead of the game, both sets of supporters are asked to arrive with plenty of time to spare, to ensure they are in their seats in time for kick-off.

Supporters are asked to be patient when ordering refreshments in the Steve Bull Upper, Steve Bull Lower and Sir Jack Hayward Stand, as all drinks served will be decanted into plastic cups. Supporters in these ares will also be unable to bring their own bottles through the turnstiles, and there will be no alcohol sales in the concourse for visiting supporters

Restrictions will be in place on Molineux Street and Sir Jack Hayward Way after the game, so supporters sitting in the Stan Cullis, Steve Bull upper tier and Sir Jack Hayward Stands who usually utilise this road will need to take an alternative route.

Last season’s fixture between the two sides was marred by anti-social behaviour from a minority of individuals, resulting in a number of arrests and football banning orders.

Molineux is fitted with state-of-the-art Panamera CCTV, which will be used by the Club and West Midlands Police to identify, arrest and issue FBOs to anyone throwing missiles towards the pitch and any adjacent area.

Match commander, Superintendent Nick Rowe, said: "A derby game is always a special occasion and we are well aware of how important this particular match is to both clubs.

"There will be two sets of passionate supporters willing their team on and we hope they enjoy the day.

"Our officers will be in and around the ground and happy to help and advise fans during what is sure to be a great atmosphere on Sunday.

"We will have sufficient resources available on the day to respond to any issues and our priority is to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for fans."

Wolves managing director Laure Dalrymple said: “This Sunday promises to be an excellent game of football between two sides with lots at stake, and I am sure it will be played in an excellent atmosphere.

“However, there is no room at all for aggressive and anti-social behaviour at Molineux and in football, and we ask all supporters to remember their responsibilities as ambassadors of the city, and this great club.”