Wolves have announced a plan to become the first club in the United Kingdom to install rail seats in an entire stand at their ground. The seats will be fitted in Molineux’s Sir Jack Hayward Stand, making it ready to be operated in future as a safe-standing area.
Speaking to Press Association Sport, safe-standing campaigner Jon Darch said: “Managing director Laurie Dalrymple and head of operations Steve Sutton deserve huge credit for deciding to put in rail seats to enhance spectator safety on the south bank. “Having recently seen the seats of this type at Spurs, I look forward to seeing what they will look like at Molineux (Wolves home ground).”
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Dalrymple made the announcement at the Premier League club’s end-of-season dinner on Tuesday. He said: “After consultation with South Bank season ticket holders and discussions at fans’ parliament, we are delighted to be in a position to confirm that barrier seating will be installed at Molineux this summer.
“In April, we sent all supporters who have a season ticket in the South Bank a survey asking them a number of questions about their match day habits, including whether or not they would be in favour of barrier seating in the stand. An overwhelming majority of 97 per cent told us they would be in favour of the change.”
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