Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has been given planning permission for the redevelopment of Molineux.
Wolverhampton City Council has given the Premier League football club the green light to redevelop the Stan Cullis (North) stand of the ground to increase its capacity from 29,000 to 32,000.
As part of the new development fans will be able to enjoy improved seating, along with a new club store, museum and refreshment areas.
The club also won outline consent for the redevelopment of the east and south stands, which would eventually see the stadium’s capacity grow to 37,000. These developments would also provide 45 executive boxes and a function suite.
Wolves were represented by Consultancy Signet Planning’s East Midlands office and the first phase of the work is expected to get underway at the end of the 2010-11 season. It is hoped the North Stand would then be open for the 2012-13 season.
“The design team worked closely with the city council, architecture advisor Midlands Architecture & the Designed Environment (MADE), local residents, fans and staff to create an iconic building adjacent to an important gateway into Wolverhampton city centre,” said Wolverhampton City Council regional director Paul Stone said: