They don't offer any vegan options for food. When asking for a black tea (as it is vegan) they can't give you it. And their fans are silent most of the game. The seats are fairly comfortable although I would be much more impressed if they had safe standing. I have visited this ground on numerous occasions to watch West Ham play and the staff are always friendly to everyone. Stewards are very friendly and are very helpful when trying to find your seat. Its location is fairly easy to get to from many parking locations although I would like it if they had a few more signs to show where the ground is. Compared to all the other grounds I've visited it is nice. Some grounds are nicer but you can tell that millions are spent on the features that they have. This ground has more than enough features that make the ground stand out although a few big investments could greatly improve the whole experience as a visiting fan. The London stadium (West ham's home stadium) is a great stadium but this ground feels much more like a football ground so it's always nice to visit. I look forward to coming back!
Attended recently for a conference. The part we were in was very nice and loved the layout . Catering staff were absolutely lovely, especially a young brunette lady who was working on the day of the Youth Suicide Conference called Becky..
The food was really tasty and loved the refreshments at the beginning and during intervals.
Great venue for conferences!
Superb stadium with plenty for everyone to do pre and post match. The Villa shop has lots of merchandise and i advise you to go in early as it can get ridiculously busy.
Good choice of food and drinks available outside the venue with ample parking in the vicinity .
The match with Hibernian (31/08) was my first time at Villa Park. I will definitely return there, and even at a formally won match, fans filled the entire stadium - amazing. The stadium itself is well designed so you won’t have to wait in the crowd
Villa Park has 42,785 seats split between four stands. 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. 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. The roof is a variant of the "King Truss" system and the front third slopes slightly forward. 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. The Holte End is the most renowned stand at Villa Park amongst home and away team supporters. Traditionally Villa's most vocal and passionate supporters gather here, including some Aston Villa hooligan firms.
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.
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." The facade of the stand is a "textured concrete render" typical of the time. 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. 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. 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. 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.