One of the most recognisable and important features of football is the atmosphere created by home and away fans. Working in conjunction with broadcast partners, a number of innovations have been developed by the Premier League to enhance the broadcast experience in the absence of supporters in the stadium.
- Stadium dressing will include a wrap covering seats in the lower tiers at all 20 stadia. The stadium wraps are designed by each club and aim to improve the environment both visually and acoustically, as well as creating consistency across the competition.
- Clubs can use music at key trigger moments such as kick-off, goals and substitutions by the home club.
- Fans watching from home can choose to select EA Sports Atmospheric Audio, but crowd noise will not be played inside the stadium.
- Live video feeds featuring 16 supporters from each club will be made available to broadcasters and to clubs for use on big screens during matches.
- Where feasible, broadcasters will identify a celebration camera which players can head to after scoring.
- Tunnel cameras to help fans see the build up to the match (this will not include sound).
- Audio from the coin toss will now be captured live.
Wolves were the first Premier League club to offer supporters the chance to see their face feature in Molineux’s stands on matchdays.
A giant crowd mosaic has been created to cover the Sir Jack Hayward Stand – an idea generated in collaboration with the club’s matchday experience group during a virtual meeting in May.
The mosaic will remain in place for the final four home Premier League fixtures of the season and gives supporters an opportunity to ensure they, or a loved one, have a visible presence at matches played ‘behind closed doors’ due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Banners will form a wrap of the the lower tiers of stands at Molineux and were designed in collaboration with popular fan art movement LOBOS Wolves.
Various Wolves supporter flags will be displayed in the Billy Wright stand lower tier.
A selection of flags that were submitted for the Europa League trip to Espanyol and for the Premier League Asia Trophy fixtures in Nanjing and Shanghai along with designs from fan groups registered as part of the Worldwide Wolves network have been collated digitally to create a fan flag collage that will remain in place for the final four home Premier League fixtures of the season