Villa Park – Venue Information
History of The Stadium
Aston Villa is considered the ninth biggest stadium in the UK and has been home to Aston Villa since 1897, though the stadium itself was founded in 1874. In the year of 1897, Aston Villa won their third First Division League title at their new home.
Villa Park has hosted 16 international fixtures and was the first grounds to stage international football in three different centuries. Villa Park was also the regular venue for the FA Cup and have hosted 55 FA Cup Semi-Final matches.
The stadium itself is unique in design and speaks volumes about its ripe history, with its different shaped stands. The Holte End is double-deckered, the beloved Trinity Road three-tiered and extending out over the road outside, the double-decker Doug Ellis standstill impresses, and then the North Stand, which stands by itself and is often reserved for away fans.
The stadium has hosted Premier League, Cup and Championship games but is more renowned for its beautiful grounds and unique atmosphere.
Villa are one of the only football teams that have played in every single Premier League season! The other six teams are Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton Liverpool and Manchester United.
Back in 1930/31, they achieved a record of 128 goals during a season and that achievement still stands the record for the most goals to be scored in a single season! In addition to this, Villa Park has hosted more FA Cup semi-finals than any other football club.
Structure and facilities
Villa Park has a capacity of 42,785 seats and consists of four stands. These four stands are known as 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 (which is behind the northern goal). All of the stands at Villa Park include two tiers except Trinity Road Stand which includes three.
The Holte End Stand
The Holte End Stand is located at the south end of the stadium and consists of two tiers. The two tiers in the stand are slightly curved to ensure that all supporters get the very best view possible of all the matchday action.
The Trinity Road Stand
The Trinity Road Stand is the newest stand at Villa Park. The stand was completed in 2000 and includes the dressing rooms, club offices and the director’s boxes. This stand is the only stand out of four which includes three-tier seating with an additional row added for executive boxes.
The North Stand
The North Stand, which was formally known as The Witton End, is the oldest stand at Villa Park (completed in 1977). The stand consists of two tiers with an added extra row for executive boxes. Away fans are usually located in the bottom area of The North Stand as it is believed to create a better atmosphere.
The Doug Ellis Stand
The Doug Ellis Stand was formally known as The Witton End Stand. It is a two-tiered stand that includes a row of executive boxes between the tiers. The stand was originally supposed to be constructed the same as The Holte End and The North End stands (with the goalpost roof structure), however, the roof was changed to a cantilever design.
Villa Park has hosted a number of other events, including concerts, athletics, weddings, Christmas parties, conferences and meetings and banquets and dinners. Music stars such as Bruce Springsteen, Barry White, Duran Duran, Take That and Bon Jovi have graced Villa Park.
In 2015, two Rugby World Cup Group Stages took place at Villa Park and the stadium also offers Villa Park tours, on weekdays and weekends. If taking a tour on Sunday, you can treat yourself and your guests to Sunday lunch too.
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