Aston Villa Football Club
Saturday 8th December 2012
Kick Off 3pm
VILLA PARK has been home to Aston Villa since 1897, and now boasts a capacity of 42,640.
It comprises four stands; the Holte End, one of Europe’s largest behind-the-goal stands, the North stand which is opposite, the Doug Ellis Stand, formerly known as the Witton Lane Stand, and the Trinity Road stand.
The stadium has hosted numerous international games, as well as holding the record for the most amount of FA Cup Semi Finals held at a football ground.
Visiting fans are seated in the Doug Ellis stand, in the top and/or bottom tier depending on the amount of fans. They're situated on the side nearest the North Stand.
ROAD TO VILLA PARK
FROM the Britannia Stadium take the M6 Southbound and exit at Junction 6. As the slip road splits into two, take the right turning and join the Aston Expy (A5127).
Exit the Aston Expy at the first slip road, travelling up to an elevated roundabout. Take the second exit onto Victoria Road and then the first right into Upper Sutton Street.
Continue forward onto Bevington Road at the first junction and then forward again at the second junction. Take the third round into Trinity Road and the stadium will be in front of you.
Aston Villa work with third parties in the local area to provide off-street car parking on match days.
The car parks are situated within walking distance around the area of the ground, but it is restricted. The City Centre provides many spaces, with the ground a very short distance away by train, (one stop).
VILLA PARK is 43.5 miles away from the Britannia Stadium, with an approximate journey time of 53 minutes.
The Club have received the following notice from Aston Villa:
We recommend that fans travelling by car from the North exit the M6 at Junction 7 and follow the signs for Birmingham A34. Having passed Alexandra Stadium on the left, all vehicles should stay in the nearside
lane. Leave the main carriageway just prior to the flyover at Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium (DO NOT go over the flyover). The road splits in to four lanes as you approach the traffic lights. Stay in the left hand
lane and you will see signs for matchday parking priced at £4. Villa Park is a ten to fifteen minute walk from the car park and using these car parks will ensure you access the motorway quickly after the match. Any Disabled supporters should contact our Disabled Liaison Officer on 0121 327 2299 ext 344 for information on Disabled parking.
THE two nearest train stations to Villa Park are Witton and Aston. Both of these can be reached via Birmingham New Street.
Witton is approximately five minutes walk away from the stadium whilst Aston is a fifteen minute walk.
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