The Club: Wolves are coming to Altstätten. Wolverhampton Wanderers were founded in 1876 and are one of the founding members of the Football League. In spite of two FA Cup wins in 1893 and 1908 the club only developed to be one of the leading top English clubs during the post-war years. Thanks to three championship titles and two FA Cup triumphs Wolves were once heralded by local media as the best club team in the world. Since then, with the exception of two wins in the League Cup (1974 and 1980) and making the final of the UEFA Cup (1972 v Tottenham Hotspur), the club has had no success in any major competitions. Since 1983 the club has played only four seasons in the highest English division. Promotion to the Premier League was achieved on 14 April 2018. As a result, in the 2018/2019 season the club was able to play in the highest English division once more after an absence of six years. In the FA Cup semi-final they had to accept a 3:2 defeat to FC Watford in spite of having held a 2:0 lead. Prior to this Wolverhampton Wanderers had even been able to eliminate FC Liverpool, Shrewsbury Town, Bristol City and Manchester United. As a result of the final win by Manchester City against Watford, Wolves qualified for the next season's Europa League 2019/2020 via a 7thplace in the Premier League. The club plays home matches at the Molineux Stadium. This stadium has a capacity of almost 31,000 spectators. In 2005 a training ground costing 4.6 million pounds was opened at Compton – a suburb southwest of Wolverhampton – and named the "Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground" in honour of that patron of many years standing. In addition to numerous fan clubs throughout the United Kingdom, Wolverhampton Wanderers have sizeable supporter organizations in the United States, Sweden, Germany, The Republic of Ireland, Malta, Iceland and Norway. Supporters cultivate a special rivalry to West Bromwich Albion. The derby counts as the most embittered contests in English football per se. Fixtures against Birmingham City and Aston Villa are of somewhat less intensity. Since the 1990s the club have had their own academy – the "Wolverhampton Wanderers Academy". It caters for the complete spectrum of youth work and has been managed since April 2008 by Kevin Thelwell, previously manager of the Derby County professional team for a short period and the youngest person responsible for an academy at an English football club.
Die Stadt: With a population of 262,000 Wolverhampton is England's thirteenth largest city and is located in the West Midlands. The city lies around 20 km Northwest of the multi-million city of Birmingham. The area of settlement between Birmingham and the city centre of Wolverhampton is known as the black country owing to its historic character formed by coal mining. Numerous rivers have their source within the urban area.Places of interest in the city include several theatres and museums. These also include the Arena Theatre which is part of the University of Wolverhampton. Music is also an attraction in the city as well as a number of examples of architecture. As such the St Peter’s Collegiate Church, Wightwick Manor and the Molineux Hotel are also regarded as tourist features of Wolverhampton.The character of Wolverhampton has traditionally been influenced by the engineering sciences and manufacturing industry. Nevertheless the service sector has been continuously developing and in 2008 achieved a 74.9% share of employment. As far as sports are concerned football dominates the city. In Wolverhampton Wanderers, the city has a founding member of the Football League. Other popular sports are athletics, motor racing, equestrian sport and cycle racing. Since 2006 a darts grand slam has been held in Wolverhampton.