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Huge Economic Boost for City

Huge Economic Boost for City

Wolves to create 50 Permanent Jobs and an extra 300 casual match day staff.

Wolves’ decision to proceed with Stadium Redevelopment has been welcomed by a number of local businesses and figureheads as a great economic boost to the City of Wolverhampton.

Up to 200 people will be working on the construction over the course of the development and up to half of the sub-contractors could be from the West Midlands area.

Once the full three-phase development is completed, Wolves expect to create 50 permanent jobs (40 full-time and 10 part-time) and nearly 300 additional match day casual staff.

Currently Wolves employs 300 permanent staff (this includes playing staff) and nearly 500 casual match day workers, making it one of the largest private employers in Wolverhampton.

On completion of the three phase development, nearly 800,000 people a year could be visiting Molineux and Wolverhampton either on a match day or visiting the Club’s new Museum, Retail Megastore or Conference & Banqueting facilities during the week.

Councillor Roger Lawrence, Leader of Wolverhampton City Council and a Wolves season ticket holder, hailed the announcement as "tremendous news."

Councillor Lawrence added: "The football club is part of the lifeblood of this city and I know I will speak for many people when I congratulate Steve Morgan and the Wolves' board of directors for their vote of confidence in Wolverhampton with this announcement.

“A redeveloped Molineux will not only be a superb venue for what we all hope will be continued Premier League football, but also a beacon for the ambitions we have to regenerate the city. The council has been delighted to support Wolves in putting its plans together for the stadium redevelopment."

University of Wolverhampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, said: “The University and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC have a close relationship and we are delighted to be able to support the redevelopment of the stadium. The new facilities are a welcome boost to the economic regeneration of the city, and we look forward to seeing the finished result."

Henry Carver, Managing Director of Carvers and Chairman Elect of the Wolverhampton Business Group, said: “The Wolves is an integral part of the success and pride of this city and hopefully this huge investment will encourage others - well done the Wolves!”

Steve Morgan, Chairman, Wolves, said: “The redevelopment of Molineux will provide a much-needed economic shot in the arm for the City.

“I’d like to thank everyone at the Club and our partners, in particular Wolverhampton City Council and Wolverhampton University for their ongoing support in helping us get this far.

"There is still a lot of hard work to be done and we will continue to require the support of the Council and other stakeholders." 

To keep up-to-date with the Stadium Redevelopment project, visit: www.molineuxpride.co.uk