Jubilant Wolves fans were packing out Molineux in the biggest crowd for 33 years this afternoon as Kenny Jackett’s men closed in on the League 1 title.
The club announced just after 1pm that all the home sections had been sold out, leaving just a few hundred empty seats in the visiting end for the match with Rotherham.
More than 30,000 tickets had been snapped up before kick-off with the final attendance likely to be just under 31,000.
It was the largest crowd at the stadium since 1981. Molineux’s last 30,000-plus gate was for the FA Cup quarter-final replay against Middlesbrough in March 1981, when 40,524 attended.
Today’s match is a record capacity since the stadium was redeveloped in the early 1990s.
Rotherham are also playing their part in bringing more than 2,000 travelling fans.
Andy Sahota, from Punjabi Wolves Supporters, said: “The support this year has been amazing, home and away.
“To get 30,000 fans at home is unbelievable. We felt let down at the end of last season, but the fans have pulled together and are like one big family.
“The atmosphere has been amazing, it hasn’t been like this for the last five years.”
The team can’t win the league today, but could clinch the title on Easter Monday when they travel to Leyton Orient.
The bumper turnout comes on the back of a campaign to get more than 30,000 fans to today’s game, and comes after a social media drive which saw a record-breaking 8,943 fans travel to Milton Keynes to watch the team’s 1-0 victory against MK Dons.
Wolves spokesman Matt Grayson said: “We have had great support and this is greatly appreciated by everyone.”
Until today the record crowd since the redevelopment of the ground was in 2004 when 29,396 turned out to watch Kenny Miller help the team to a famous one-nil victory against Manchester United.
The highest attendance this season until today was 28,598 against Leyton Orient on December 29. When Molineux’s rebuild was completed in 1993, the capacity was set at 28,500 but the uncovered seating in the south west corner added around 900 on.
The capacity increased to its current limit when the new 7,700-seater Stan Cullis Stand opened last season.
However the 900 seats in the south west corner have not been opened since Wolves were relegated from the Premier League.