Plans to continue with the redevelopment of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux stadium will continue to be put on hold until the club’s average attendance increases according to the Express & Star.
The venue was last renovated between 1991 and 1993 although further work in 2012 saw the Stan Culls Stand rebuilt at a cost of around £18 million.
There are plans for further work on the stadium which could increase the capacity to up to 50,000 in the coming years however that redevelopment hinges upon both an increase in attendances and a long term stay in the Premier League.
With Wolverhampton Wanderers having struggled in the bottom half of the Sky Bet Championship table this season, the club have recorded an average attendance of just 21,841 although that figure is the eighth best in the division. It is understood that further plans to redevelop Molineux will not be re-visited until the club regularly attracts crowds in excess of 26,000 spectators.
The next stage of the project would see the re-building of the Steve Bull Stand which would add another 4,300 seats to the stadium and connect with the Stan Culls Stand however this would cost the club around £40 million to complete and there is no immediate need for those improvements to be made.
The current capacity of Molineux is 31,700 which more than satisfies the club’s requirement.