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Opened 1897

Capacity 42,749

Rating: 4.5

(7174) Google Reviews

Everything that you need for a weekend full of football. A real British experience. Easy accessible, just 5-10 minutes walk from train station. Official store for all ages. Great atmosphere, friendly fans, what else do you want? PS: Been there, done that. Aston Villa - Arsenal: 2-4.
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a month ago
I visited Villa park as a neutral drawing the Everton game. Inside of the stadium. The seating was really good. The views were also very good with no restrictions with my particular seat. When inside of the ground there were plenty of stewards who were very helpful and on hand to support when needed. However, When going to get drinks and to use the toilet. This was not great. The toilets need a refurbishment and the area to get the drinks and the food was not very big and got quite tight during the start of the game and at half time. There was also a problem leaving the stadium. There was only one stairway out of my particular area and only two staircases and down to leave the ground which again is not perfect and caused a massive backlog attempting to leave the stadium. The stadium has plenty of potential but needs major refurbishments, especially of the toilets and refurbishment areas.
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7 months ago
This is one of the best stadiums in the country I have visited. Full of history, and the away end was perfect. One of my favourite grounds by far. Superb atmosphere!
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a month ago
Villa Park looks very dated on the inside but with seats at a good rake, so you can easily see over the person in front. The seats are standard for a football stadium with enough leg room for the taller patron. The inside of the stadium looks tired and in need of refurbishment. The toilets in the away end are barely adequate but they do have hot water to wash your hands. In the upper away stand there is no alcohol available which is a very poor facility either before the match or at half time. Stadium visited at the end of the 2021-2022 permiership season
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10 months ago
Good older stadium except for the concourse and toilets, really need to upgrade them. We were at the back in the highest part of the away side, decent view from up there but you are a long way from the pitch, some seats have restricted views there too.
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a year ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

Villa Park has 42,785 seats[34] split between four stands.[1] These four stands are the Holte End to the south, the Trinity Road Stand to the west, the Doug Ellis Stand opposite the Trinity Road Stand, and the North Stand behind the northern goal.[1] All of the stands have two tiers except the Trinity Road Stand, which has three.

The Holte End is a large two-tiered stand at the south end of the stadium. Originally a large terraced banking with accommodation for more than 20,000 spectators, the current stand was constructed in 1994–1995 and consists of two tiers with no executive boxes. The two tiers are slightly curved in a parabola to provide good sightlines from all seats. Inside there are three levels of concourse and the Holte Suite, a large hospitality room for supporters.
[35] The roof is a variant of the "King Truss" system and the front third slopes slightly forward.[36] Two large staircases, pediments, Dutch gables and a mosaic introduced in the 2007 season in the style of the old Trinity Road Stand make up the facade, itself inspired by Aston Hall.[35] The Holte End is the most renowned stand at Villa Park amongst home and away team supporters.[1] Traditionally Villa's most vocal and passionate supporters gather here, including some Aston Villa hooligan firms.[37]

Built in 2000, the main Trinity Road Stand is the most recently completed at Villa Park and houses the dressing rooms, club offices and director's boxes. The stand is composed of three tiers with a row of executive boxes between the second and third tiers. Although much larger than the other stands, the stand has roughly the same roof level as the other three sides. The players' tunnel and the technical area where the 
managers and substitutes sit during the match are in the middle of the stand at pitch level. The press and the directors' VIP area are situated in the centre of the middle tier. The upper tiers of the stand extend over Trinity Road, the street that cuts behind the ground. Trinity Road passes through a tunnel formed by the Trinity Road Stand.[38][39]

The oldest stand at Villa Park is the North Stand, formerly known as the Witton End, completed in 1977. It is a two-tiered stand, with a double row of 39 executive boxes running between the two tiers. Upper tier seats are claret with "AV" written in blue; the lower tier consists of sky blue seats. The North Stand was "the first major stand in Britain to use what is now broadly termed the 'goalpost' structure."
[40] The facade of the stand is a "textured concrete render" typical of the time.[40] Since the segregation of supporters in the 1970s, away fans had been situated in the lower tier of the North Stand. Former manager Martin O'Neill expressed his desire to have Villa fans seated in the North Stand to improve the atmosphere at Villa Park. For the start of the 2007–2008 season the club released cut-price season tickets for the lower tier of the stand. This meant moving the away fans to the northern end of the Doug Ellis Stand across both tiers.[41] The Doug Ellis Stand, formerly known as the Witton Lane Stand, is a two-tiered stand with a row of executive boxes between the tiers. The roof was originally planned to be a goalpost structure, the same as the Holte End and North Stand, but the plans were changed to a simpler cantilever design. It saw slight refurbishment before the 1996 European Championships to join the corners with the lower tier of the North Stand, improve legroom and increase the curve of the terracing to improve sightlines.[40] The main television camera viewpoint is on the half-way line in the Doug Ellis Stand.

In the south-west corner, between the Holte End and the Trinity Road Stand, there is a three-storey pavilion-like structure, which is used for corporate hospitality. There is a 
large television screen. On 28 November 2009, a bronze statue of former Villa chairman and Football League founder William McGregor was unveiled outside the stadium.[42][43] Behind the North Stand is the "Villa Village" made up of club and ticket offices as well as a club shop. The club bought the buildings from British Telecom in the 1990s.[44]

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