Wolves are urging all supporters to be in the stands by 7.30pm ahead of Saturday night’s game against Tottenham Hotspur, to observe tributes to the victims of last weekend’s tragic accident at Leicester City and all those who have lost their lives in conflict ahead of Armistice Day.
The game against Spurs is the club’s Remembrance fixture, and as such veterans and serving armed forces from all three services, the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, will be welcomed onto the pitch by both sides before honouring the fallen with a rendition of the Last Post and a period of silence.
In conjunction with, and thanks to incredible work by, the City of Wolverhampton Council, the Steve Bull Upper will display a mosaic of 4,272 poppies – each one representing someone from the city of Wolverhampton who lost their lives during the First World War, which ended 100 years ago this month.
The official Wolverhampton and Bilston rolls of honour contained just 1,958 names - less than half the total number of war dead from the area, which is why Saturday’s poignant act of remembrance by Wolves fans is so important as we come together to pay tribute to everyone from our city who made the ultimate sacrifice for King and country a century ago.
Before the players enter the field of play, royal blue floral tributes will be laid in the centre circle in honour of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowic, who tragically died in a helicopter accident at the King Power Stadium last weekend.
Both sets of players will also warm-up for the fixture in special t-shirts, showing solidarity with the East Midlands club and its supporters at this tragic time.
Whilst the regular pyrotechnic display will make way for the tributes before the game, Wolves supporters are urged to stay in the stands for half-time when a full light show will entertain the capacity crowd ahead of the second half.
Saturday’s matchday programme will have further information about Wolverhampton’s First World War losses and tributes to Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha from Nuno, Laurie Dalrymple and captain Conor Coady.