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SB Upper vs BW Upper - Difference?

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by MasWolf, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. MasWolf

    MasWolf Groupie

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    Hey all,

    I'm looking to buy a season ticket and have found options in both the SB Upper and BW Upper. The SB Upper is J1 and the BW Upper is in the same respective part of its stand in W9. The SB ticket however is £79 cheaper. What's the difference in view/experience (if any) to justify the extra £79.

    Thanks,
    MasWolf
     
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  2. CTA91

    CTA91 Just doesn't shut up

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    I've been in neither but if you read the Overcrowding thread many would say Steve Bulls facilities aren't the greatest.

    Depends how weak your bladder is and how much you like to drink...
     
  3. Lisas Husband

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    I'm in the Bully Upper. If I remember correctly there's slightly more leg room in the BW. Probably not a vast amount though.
     
  4. ShifnalWolf

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    In the Steve Bull, if you above 6 foot tall you'll struggle to be comfortable in the seats. Not sure if this is same in the BW
     
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  5. wolvesultra

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    Not much difference in view, Billy Wright facilities slightly newer and concourse perhaps slightly less cramped.

    Not enough to justify £79 difference in my opinion. I'd go in the Bully if in your position.

    What are you looking for atmosphere wise? Billy Wright is nice and civalised, Steve Bull definitely a better atmosphere.
     
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  7. MasWolf

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    Well i'm looking to buy two tickets (with two supporter numbers). It's really for my Dad's birthday present as I can now afford to have such a luxury. He's in his late 50s, so looking for something a bit more reserved I guess. Also, he's a big bloke, so trying to get seats on the end of rows. My biggest concern is the view really. Both sections are at the end of the stands. Do you know how good the view is of the whole pitch? I've been quite lucky with the majority of games I've been to being in the BW upper, but right in the centre.
     
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    Sun getting in your eyes seems more of a problem in the Steve Bull?
     
  9. ShifnalWolf

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    MW - If he is a big bloke, unless you can get him an end seat you will regret being in the Steve Bull
     
  10. northnorfolkwolf

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    Steve Bull Upper is a ****ing nightmare and in this day and age should be outlawed. The concourse is a joke and you can't move in it so going to the loos, which are disgusting, is a queuing exercise.The seats are cramped but my view in J5 is excellent. I sit there because I usually have a dash to the train station so I need a quick get-away. Rarely sat on other side of ground but it has to be better than the SB.
     
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    .....oh yes, and the sun - forgot about that!!!!!!!
     
  12. Tojo the grass

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    One thing about the Steve Bull upper is you cannot see the away fans, so if you are the sort of chap who likes to see the whites of your opponent’s eyes then it is not for you.
     
  13. S G Wolves

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    I would go for BW upper due to your personal requirements. Having said that I have moved my season ticket to SB from BW because of the atmosphere or lack off and the constant moaning!!
     
  14. BlahBlah

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    If you get one in the SB, you might be moved in a year or two....

    BW has more leg room and is more comfortable, but i always found both concourses to be very cramped and hard to get anything at half time.
    The good news if you sit in the BW, you won't look out of place with a flask
     
  15. Alex Rae The Substitute

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    Billy Wright I think has better view, significantly better facilities and takes less time to get in to pre kickoff. Plus when we’re losing at home and the away fans are singing loads you don’t feel like you’re in the away end as you do in the Steve Bull.

    That said, I’ve just bought a season ticket in J10 in the Steve Bull upper. Sat in J10 a bit last season and it’s fast becoming the South Bank extension, most of us are stood up all game towards the back and by the end of the season we were starting the chants that the South Bank then carried on quite often last season.

    So it really depends what you want. Comfort & convenience go for Billy Wright, atmosphere go for Steve Bull. Either way choose the block closest to the South Bank in my opinion.
     
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    Thanks for your help everyone! I think i'll go for the BW. £79 extra per ticket doesn't seem so bad given the issues with the SB. Does anyone know about the view from essentially the corners of the stadium?
     
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    If you are in the BW Upper your view will be fine i think
     
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    You can swear in the SBupper without getting dirty looks
     
  19. Bankswolf The Third

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    Steve Bull Postives- Singing has now become more of a thing after years of me being shouted at for swearing or being loud, Negatives- Facilities are poor and the people serving take an age. Its an old stand and it shows to be honest. Prefer it still to the BW where you will get shouted at a lot for singing loudly and the ends where the atmosphere is ok but cant see as well.
     
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    I personally have always found the view from the end closest to the South Bank better. Partly because we tend to attack that way second half. But in general the view from the upper tier isn’t restricted at all and I think you’re closer to the pitch from the wings anyway due to the curve of the stand.

    I did notice last season that there seemed to be a lot of people with Portuguese scarfs and what I would assume were Portuguese accents in the BW upper when I sat there occasionally last season. Not that that’s a bad thing - just thought it was interesting!
     
  21. Peszkywolf

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    The view from the wings of the SB and BW are actually pretty good, sort of unique in football now. They look towards the corner flags but at an angle so you don't have to crane your neck.
    Anyone who goes in the bully upper 10, you have to stand up and sing...new rule that came in last season :)
     
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    the big benefit of the BW is that it faces east so never gets direct sun during a match.
     
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    are the actually any left in the BW only shows availability in J1 and a few in J10
    (still waiting till Monday till I can get one)
     
  24. Netherton Wolf

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    Never been in J1 but as others have said tight concourse, im in J8 but never leave my seat until players have left field so i dont have a problem leaving, i now have to get there by around 2.30though cus of queues, i leave my house half hour earlier these days
     
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    The only problem I found with the SB is the sun, a big peaked hat or sunglasses are a must on a sunny day, I don't use the bar/food facilities so have no comment on them.
     
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    I've "sat" in the Steve Bull for 20 years and it is fine.
    Yes it is cramped in the concourse but so is the Billy Wright. If you want to get a drink it isn't really possible without missing part of the game.
    Leg room is an issue for anyone over 6ft is terrible.
    Viewing the pitch though are very similar
     
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    I've been a Bully STH for around 10 years now, in J5.
    If you sit high in the stand (we used to be 2 rows from the top) the sun issue isn't to bad as the roof helps with the sun.
    If your in J1 then crapper & beer shouldn't be as bad as that end there isn't the que cross overs issues we have in the center of the stand.
    However getting out of the stand is a nightmare from that end as you need to walk across to the SB side to get out when the away fans are in the lower.

    Also we get to sing these days too
     
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    Rather be surrounded by a bunch of Andy Capp's meself.

    (Hence being in the South Bonk.)
     
  30. reanswolf

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    The wings are ok view wise, obviously you get good views of one end and more distant views of the other, but that's no different to being in one of the ends. Wouldnt worry about being in a wing.
     
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    On the plus side, its much easier to throw bottles of urine down on to the away fans from the steve bull. This will be particularly come in useful if we draw Reading in the FA Cup.

    In all seriousness though BW is much better
     
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    BW view is much better then Steve Bull in my opinion. Steve Bull I left to go to use the facilities at half time and never made it before the game re-started so quickly learnt that you had to leave a little earlier. Basically its well past it sell by date and hopefully a new stand will be built in due course.
    BW is more spacious and modern and like to see the away supporters and how they react etc.
     
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    I really like the BW mainly due to the view of not only the pitch but the other three stands. People say it’s quiet and to be fair it’s not as big atmosphere wise than elsewhere in the ground but I still sing along and I don’t care if I’m alone or other people join in!
    I’ve been all over the ground over the years but prefer it to the SB.
     
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    I sat in the upper John Ireland stand (J8) for years until I got moved to the Steve Bull ;) I never bothered with the kiosks myself, but my sister always complained about the queues (so she'd always nip out just before half time).

    I'm 6' 2" and never had much of a problem with leg room, unless the person in front decided to sit right back. Wasn't much spare room but it was manageable.

    The sun could be annoying. Less so for night matches! It wasn't always bad, but sometimes you'd have to shield your eyes for most of the half.

    Apparently you meet a better class of person in the Billy Wright, and I think there may be a dress code. I think the kiosks serve Pims and prawn sandwiches on silver platters.
     
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    The first month and a half at best then? :p This ain't sunny Barcelona, it's damp Wolverhampton.

    I'd take into consideration that the Steve Bull may be redeveloped in the not too distant future as well, stops a potential headache with renewing etc in future years.
     
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    Slightly OT but on one of the rare occasions I sat in the BW Upper in our last Prem season I was surrounded by black guys in their national colours and chatting to them they said they were all friends/relatives of George Elokobi!!!!! there you go.... now back to the thread!
     
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    We’re row B J9, love it but it is congested in concourse. Good atmosphere and much more finding last season. I’m 6gt 2 and not say I’ve noticed legroom problem. We can get out quick as well being south bank end, can imagine it’s a pain from J1,j2
     
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    When I was on a beer mission at half time on the last game I ended up at the opposite end for me which was J1 end and I was surprised to see two beer counters not too far apart.
     
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    Anyone in the vicinity of J10 row W, by the way?
     
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    I much prefer the Steve Bull, the atmosphere is much better and even when you stay till the team leaves you’ll still get to the pub much quicker. I try and avoid the concourse at 1/2 time unless I need the loo - there are hardly any women’s toilets and often blocked and dirty.

    The toilets are better and more of them in the Billy wright and the views are ok, I’m not keen on it though & try and avoid it - although last season it was often the only place with tickets left. No one sings and if you’re a women you are highly likely to get groped by old men - this doesn’t happen in Steve Bull.
     

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