Tickets for this fixture are now SOLD OUT. Supporters are advised not to travel unless they are in possession of a valid match ticket. No ticket upgrades will be available on the day of the fixture.
TRAVEL AND PARKING
Please be advised to check all major travel routes before setting off due to any unforeseen circumstances.
By road from the north: Exit M6 at junction 12. At island take third exit onto A5 for Wolverhampton. At the next island turn left onto A449. After six miles the A449 passes under the M54. Carry straight on and at the sixth island (Five Ways) take the third exit onto Waterloo Road. Molineux is one mile straight on.
By road from the south west: Exit M5 at junction 2. Follow the signs for Wolverhampton on the A4123 for eight miles to the Ring Road. Turn left on Ring Road, following signs for Molineux. Take second exit at next two islands, pass Banks’s Brewery and swimming baths on left and then turn left at next set of traffic lights. Molineux is 500 yards on the right.
By road from the south east: Exit M6 at junction 10. Take A454 via Willenhall to Wolverhampton Ring Road. At first Ring Road island, take the fourth exit (A449 to Stafford). Straight on at next two sets of traffic lights. Filter right at third set of lights into Waterloo Road. Molineux is 500 yards on the right.
Parking: Away supporters travelling by car to Wolverhampton are strongly advised to park either on Faulkland Street Car Park, which is adjacent to away supporters' coach park. Or alternately the Multi Storey Car Park adjacent to Wolverhampton Railway Station can be used at a charge of £2.50 per day.
Both are well sign posted on the Wolverhampton Ring Road, being North and North East of the City Centre. Faulkland Street Car Park being 3-5 minutes’ walk from the stadium. The Railway Station being 10-12 minutes’ walk from the stadium. Both parking areas are East of the Molinuex.
A parking scheme will be in effect. It will cover all areas which are residential to the West and North of the Stadium. Infringement will see all illegally parked cars receiving fixed penalties, most will be clamped or towed away.
Rail services to Wolverhampton: West Midlands Trains operates regional train services across the West Midlands. Please visit the following link for information about travelling with West Midlands trains: www.networkwestmidlands.com
From Wolverhampton railway/bus stations there is an estimated 10-12-minute walk to the stadium.
Matchday bus services to Molineux: Please visit the following link for information about local bus services: nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands.
Taxi services in Wolverhampton: Wednesfield Radio Cars is Wolverhampton’s leading private hire taxi service. Contact number: 01902 305 333.
The game kicks-off at 5:30pm and supporters are kindly asked to arrive at the turnstiles as prompt as possible to avoid delays getting into the stadium. Turnstiles will open 90-minutes before kick-off.
The away section is clearly signposted around the stadium. Please be advised to check your match ticket to confirm the exact area and turnstiles you will need.
Food and drink: Refreshment kiosks inside the stadium will offer a variety of food and drink options including a choice of meal deals.
Pubs: The Bluebrick Public house located behind the train station is the only designated away pub.
Cash machines: Molineux is just a short walk from the City Centre where you will find many cash machines and banks, the nearest cash machines are located at the ASDA Superstore opposite the stadium.
Due to the location of the coach parking facilities, prior arrangements can be made for dropping off via contacting the Stadium Office. Call: 0371 222 1877 or email [email protected]
Please be aware all accessible toilets are radar key operated.
Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics under any circumstances. Any fan found using them will be subject to action by the Club and the Police. Being convicted of using a pyrotechnic could also result in a jail sentence.
As a Club, we will also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. As well as the risk of a ban or conviction, the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled who cannot easily get away from the smoke.
We have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing” and “throwing of items”, including beer and items being thrown into the air. This has happened at both home and away games.
Although it has only involved a small minority of fans, it has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer or have been hit by items thrown. This is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. Consequently, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporters’ groups have discussed how this should be addressed.
Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol or any other items in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the stadium or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances.
Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behaviour and we ask for your support in this. Thank you.
Fan Centre will be open and available from 10-3pm on Saturday to quickly deal with any ticket queries. Call: 0151 556 1878.
EFC Travel Stewards will be in operation at the stadium and will be on hand to help with any issues.
Supporter Liaison Officer Rachel Meikle, will also be available via: [email protected] or 07583189399.
Post by Everton News. on Aug 10, 2018 14:34:47 GMT
Marco Silva insists Everton are “more than ready” to kick off their Premier League campaign at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
After concluding their transfer business with a memorable deadline day, in which the Blues landed Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes, the Toffees can now look forward to their trip to Molineux as they take on the newly-promoted side, kick-off 5.30pm.
Everton’s players have been working towards resuming Premier League action since their return USM Finch Farm on July 3. Silva insisted he has been satisfied with what he has seen in pre-season and revealed the Blues are raring to go.
“I am ready,” Silva said during his pre-match press conference at USM Finch Farm. “I am happy as well. The last month and a half has been really hard work here but everyone is happy and the environment is good.
“Everyone is working with a smile on their face ahead of tomorrow. For me and for us as a football Club we are more than ready.
“When you first look to the market you are trying to strengthen your squad. We signed the six players and of course you are happy. There is good competition between the players for sure and now is the moment to go on and continue working hard.
“Expectations are normal at a club like Everton. We want to win every game and do everything we can to do that. At the end we will see our position but everybody knows what our goal is.
“Now is the time for the players to work hard, to support them and for us to do well.”
Deadline day yielded three further additions to Silva’s squad, taking Everton’s tally of new faces to six for the summer following the signings of Richarlison, Lucas Digne and Joao Virginia.
There have also been a number of outgoings as the Blues trimmed their squad as well as strengthening it ahead of the new campaign.
In his press conference on Friday, Silva took the time to mention the hard work put in by Director of Football Marcel Brands, Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri, Chairman Bill Kenwright and CEO Dr Denise Barrett-Baxendale during a busy transfer window.
“The market is the market and of course when you go into it, you want to strengthen your squad,” he added. “At this moment, we look stronger but we have to now work with the new players, allow them to gel with the group and adapt to our way as soon as possible.
“We have had fantastic support from our owner, Mr Moshiri, and both Marcel and the Chairman have put in a lot of work with Denise to get these players in. They have done everything they could to sign new players for us.
“They have had to solve some situations for us because we have had to sell some players and send some out on loan as well.
“As we know, our squad has a big number and it was not only the players who were coming in, it was the other things we had to sort as well. They did fantastic.”
Post by Everton News. on Aug 10, 2018 14:36:11 GMT
Seamus Coleman expects the fierce competition for places in Everton’s starting line-up to act as further motivation for the Blues to “do the business” on matchday.
Everton launch their Premier League campaign at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, with right-back Coleman insisting his side must be “quick out of the blocks” to get the better of Nuno Espirito Santo’s upwardly-mobile team.
The Toffees will encounter something of an unknown quantity in Wolves. The clubs have not met since 2012 and the Midlanders have undergone major surgery since boss Nuno was appointed last summer.
Republic of Ireland international captain Coleman, though, will go to Molineux appreciating the scale of the task in hand after watching Wolves trample all over their Championship rivals to end a six-year top-flight absence.
“I saw quite a lot of Wolves last season, their right-wing back is Matt Doherty, an Irish lad. Any time Irish lads are playing on TV you try to have a look and make sure everyone is doing well,” explained Coleman.
“I know they play three at the back and use wing-backs. And they play very attractive football. The manager seems very positive, as well, so I am sure it will be a good season for Wolves but we need to make sure we get out of the blocks quicker than them on Saturday.
“The teams coming up from the Championship are very strong and… with the money in the game, they can get some very good players in the door, as you have seen at Wolves.
“The Premier League is massive and when you get there, you want to stay there. The teams coming up are stronger and probably more capable of staying in the league than in years gone by.”
Marco Silva has added a wealth of quality to his Everton squad since taking charge earlier this summer. Brazilian Richarlison, Silva’s first signing, was quickly followed in the door by left-back Lucas Digne.
And the Toffees completed deals for international trio Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andres Gomes on transfer deadline-day this week.
Wolves manager Nuno has been similarly active in the summer market, injecting an abundance of new blood into the squad which was promoted from the Championship with 99 points.
“The big one for us is Wolves… I have no doubt we will be ready and we should all be excited for the new season,” said Coleman, whose countryman Doherty is likely to feature for the hosts after playing all but one of his side's 46 league games last term.
“Competition for places is what you want as a footballer. The worst thing any footballer can do is get comfortable and if you do not have someone behind you, pushing you on, then you will get comfortable. That is not a good place to be.
“I think the manager said from the start he wanted two players in every position pushing each other, so I think it is only a positive and will get the best out of every player on a Saturday, because if you do not do the business there is every chance you could be swapped for the next Saturday.”
Forceful attacker Richarlison featured in three games in pre-season and scored his first Everton goal in the fixture with Ligue 1 side Rennes.
Digne, the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain defender, played his first football for the Blues as a half-time substitute in last Saturday’s Goodison Park friendly against Valencia.
“Coming to a new club is always a challenge for new players but Richarlison, in training, has been very exciting and he is one the fans will be very excited by,” added Coleman, an unused substitute when Everton last played at Wolves in a scoreless draw in May 2012.
“I think he will definitely bring a good atmosphere to Goodison when we play our home games and, hopefully, he can get some goals for us.
“He is a strong and very talented boy. But one thing that stands out is that he is a player who is going to work for the team. His work rate is very impressive.
“He has got right stuck in and helped out defensively, so he is a player we should be very happy with.
“Lucas has played at some top clubs as well, so it is very exciting.”