Wolves to celebrate 130 years at Molineux against Chelsea

Molineux has seen every twist and turn, bump in the road and success story during its long and illustrious history and this weekend Wolves have arranged a host of events to celebrate the 130th anniversary of calling the ground their home.

A venue steeped in history, witnessing title-winning matches, while some of the best players in the world have graced its pitch, Molineux has been the scene of the Wolves journey from 1889 to 2019, and this will be marked with special anniversary celebrations as Chelsea are the visitors to the stadium on Saturday afternoon.

An array of events will take place around the Premier League clash to mark the Molineux milestone, while the Wolves players will wear special 130-year anniversary home shirts at Saturday’s match.

500 of the limited-edition adult shirts will be made available to supporters online only at shop.wolves.co.uk.

Readers of the official matchday programme can also follow the journey of Molineux in Saturday’s bumper 130-page special edition.

More than 40 pages of the £5 programme are dedicated to the history of the ground and those Molineux moments the crowd have shared together at the most special place to watch football in the country.

Ahead of kick-off, the popular Wolves Fan Park will return in front of the Molineux subway, with a range of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Supporters can test their kicking power with the Wolves Speed Cage, while food and drink stalls – including a bar – will be available to keep fans refreshed ahead of the 3pm kick off. Among the pre-match entertainment will also be the Signal 107 stage, who will be building up to the game live throughout the afternoon.

Once inside the stadium, supporters in the Stan Cullis and Sir Jack Hayward Stands will be part of a celebratory crowd mosaic.

If involved, the fans need to hold up the cards, which will be located at their seats, as the team enters the pitch.

Wolves have also invited some of the club’s all-time highest appearance-makers to join in the Molineux celebrations. The likes of Mike Bailey and Kenny Hibbitt will be meeting supporters at the Molineux Museum between 1pm and 1.30pm before they are unveiled alongside other former Wolves stars to the stadium at half-time.

Taking to the pitch in pairs, each Wolves legend will be introduced to the crowd before taking on a lap of honour around the stadium. During the lap of honour, a video looking back at the history of Molineux will be debuted on the big screen.

The video can also be seen in the Wolves Museum where prices have been slashed this weekend to mark the 130-year anniversary, allowing supporters to learn more about Molineux’s famous history at a reduced price.

Until Sunday, limited tickets are available for supporters to enter the museum for just £1.30, where there will be a new exhibition themed around Wolves’ iconic 130-year tenancy of Molineux.

Supporters also have an option to add a stadium tour onto their ticket package on Sunday for £7 per adult and £5 for concessions. To book, head to tickets.wolves.co.uk or visit the Ticket Office.