The statue of Wolverhampton legend Sir Jack Hayward will be unveiled at Molineux between 11am and 11.30am this Thursday 14th June.
Friends and family of Sir Jack will be joined by former Wolves players and others whose lives were touched by the larger than life character that helped return a football club on the verge of insolvency to the top flight.
The location of the statue, as agreed by the Hayward family, football club and the City of Wolverhampton Council, will see Sir Jack stand proudly between the Steve Bull Stand and the South Bank that bears his name.
Fittingly, the statue will also greet the vast majority of supporters and visitors on their route to Molineux.
Club chaplain David Wright will address the crowd at 11am, before short speeches from Wolves managing director Laurie Dalrymple and Sir Jack’s son Jonathan Hayward.
The silks surrounding the statue will then be lowered to reveal the ten-foot bronze effigy of one of Wolverhampton’s most revered sons.
Supporters are welcome to attend the unveiling, with viewing areas marked out on the day.
After the unveiling there will be media and VIP access around the statue, before the general public will get full access to view it up close and have photos taken with it.
Molineux St, from the junction of Deanery Row onwards towards the subway entrance, will be closed for the unveiling event from 6am – 2pm on Thursday.
Access to Sir Jack Hayward Car Parks will be via the Waterloo Road, Whitmore Hill entrance. Parking will also be available in the Stan Cullis Car Park to accommodate cars that would usually access the Wanderer Car Park.
For more information about the statue, the artist and the significance of the date of unveiling, please click here.
Further information and video about the statue’s production will be released over the coming days.