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Key information for the Black Country derby

A view through to the West Stand via one of the East Stand entrances at The Hawthorns

Albion have issued the following key information to supporters attending the Black Country derby on Sunday, January 28 (ko 11.45am).

Fans making their way to The Hawthorns are urged to plan their journey in advance, allowing additional time to access the stadium prior to kick-off.

Ticket details

The 163rd Black Country derby is a complete sell out. Please do not travel to The Hawthorns if you have not purchased a ticket for the match.

Supporters who have requested to collect their tickets from the East Stand Ticket Office are encouraged to do so on Saturday from 9am until 4pm, avoiding any possible queues on Sunday, when it will reopen at 9am.

Wolves FA Cup tickets sold out graphic

Public transport

The West Midlands transport network is set to come under increased pressure on Sunday and we urge supporters to plan in advance their journey to and from The Hawthorns.

West Midlands Railway

West Midlands Railway will be operating services to and from The Hawthorns, with extra capacity on the Snow Hill line before and after the game.  

To plan your journey via train, please visit

West Midlands Metro

Extra trams will be in operation on the West Midlands Metro service, in addition to a normal Sunday timetable, but please be aware they may not serve all stops. Passengers will be updated through regular announcements at all stops.

The Metro service is likely to come under pressure due to being a popular transport method to The Hawthorns for both sets of supporters.

The most up to date Metro service information will be available on their X page. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of their team by pressing the customer assistance button located on the platform shelter.

To plan your journey via public transport, visit the Transport for West Midlands website, here.

A general view of the back of the Smethwick End at The Hawthorns


Supporters arriving by car are reminded Halfords Lane – from Hawthorns Railway Bridge to the Birmingham Road junction– will be closed to vehicles from 10.10am until up to 40 minutes after the final whistle. 

For information on off-site car parking, click here.


Turnstiles at The Hawthorns will open at 10.15am and supporters are advised to arrive at the stadium early.

Wolves have been granted a 4,000-seat allocation in the Smethwick End. Consequently, the rear of the Smethwick End and the ramp from Middlemore Road will be completely closed to home supporters both before and after the game.

Fans who normally walk behind the Smethwick End to access the stadium will require an alternative route.

A general view of the West Stand at The Hawthorns with a blue sky above


The club anticipates a memorable atmosphere for the first home Black Country derby with fans in over 12 years.

That atmosphere will be dependent on Baggies fans representing Albion with pride and passion; ensuring the football world can be left in no doubt that this game represents one of the great English club rivalries.

It is essential, therefore, that the club calls on fans to behave responsibly before, during and after Sunday’s game. 

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