Some 35 of Wanderers’ most loyal supporters, have been informed by a letter from the club that they’ll be relocated next season – to make way for a new block of corporate hospitality seats.
And angry Wolves fans have branded Wanderers’ Chairman Jez Moxey’s compensatory offer to those set to lose their seats - a £50 voucher to spend in the club shop - “an insult”
The supporters affected paid up to £500 each to sit in the centre of the Billy Wright Stand for the duration of the current Coca Cola Championship campaign, and many have been sitting there since the stand’s construction in 1993.
Chris Mansell, 51, of Wombourne, said: “I have been watching Wolves since I was seven, and am insulted that the club think they can give me a £50 voucher to make it better.”
Wolves club officials maintain they’re expanding their hospitality facilities and want to avoid mixing the home supporters with corporate guests, who sometimes bring opposition fans with them.
But Charles Ross, editor of Wolves fanzine A Load of Bull, said: “Its prawn sandwich brigade 35, loyal supporters nil, I’m afraid.”
While James Wyfield,33, of Cannock reckons: “Moving some of the club’s most loyal supporters just so a load of people who come to the match one in a blue moon can get to the bar quicker at half time – it’s a an absolute outrage and shows clubs simply don’t care about their supporters these days.”