Wolverhampton Wanderers plan to extend the stands at Molineux in a long-term vision for the stadium which would see a 50,000-seat capacity and could potentially help them conquer the West Midlands.
According to the Express and Star, the proposed plan will see them extend and improve the existing stands rather than demolishing and rebuilding them completely.
It is believed the Midlands club are focusing on making gradual improvements to the ground as they aim to retain its unique character.
Wolves have just had planning permission granted by Wolverhampton Council for a new temporary stand, between the Sir Jack Hayward and Steve Bull stands.
It will be made up of 500 seats and boost the overall capacity above 32,000.
However, if WWFC are able to eventually increase the seats to 50,000, then this could possibly help them conquer their surrounding area.
Take Premier League rivals Aston Villa, in addition to EFL Championship teams Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion. Villa Park can hold the largest number of fans in the West Midlands at the moment with an overall stadium capacity of 42,785, as per The Stadium Guide. Birmingham’s St. Andrews currently holds 30,009, and West Brom’s The Hawthorns can fit 26,287 in.
Wanderers’ 50,000-seater would top the lot, and could help them claim bragging rights in their surrounding area not just on the pitch but off it as well. It would mean they can fit more punters in, possibly increasing their fanbase further.
Indeed, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are still currently in the UEFA Europa League, where Spbobet has them among the favourites, and sit in sixth place in the top flight table on 43 points, just five off of a Champions League spot with nine games still left to play, as per the BBC.
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With their position in the league in addition to their success in Europe, a 50,000 Molineux capacity could help Wolves conquer the West Midlands, leaving the likes of Villa, Birmingham and WBA playing catch-up.
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