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Aston Villa stun fans with video fly-through of their stadium redevelopment plans

Aston Villa stun fans with a fly-through video of their stadium redevelopment plans, with the club getting the green light.

Councillors of Birmingham have approved plans to redevelop Villa Park with the North Stand to have an additional 7,400 seats, bringing the total capacity to 50,000.

Along with improved hospitality facilities, a new club shop and academy will be built.

Although work, including the demolition of North Stand, will start next year by councilors, there are concerns about parking and transportation.

The West Midlands Combined Authority is funding improvements to Witton Station. Transport chiefs are also looking at improving the accessibility for passengers and trains, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

The plans include the expansion of the public space surrounding the North Stand and Witton Road, as well as the addition of more food and beverage options and improved Wi-Fi.



Aston Villa today welcomed Birmingham City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for phase one of the Club’s redevelopment and expansion of Villa Park.

The project will increase the stadium’s capacity to over 50,000, allowing Villa Park to host major international tournaments and enable its return to the world stage.

The decision comes just a month after Villa Park was shortlisted by the UK and Ireland bid to host the UEFA EURO 2028 Championship.

The first phase of redevelopment at Villa Park will include a brand-new North Stand, enhancements to the existing Trinity Stand and the creation of Villa Live, a new, 6,500 sqm multi-purpose commercial destination to replace the existing shop, academy building and security lodge.

Over 7,000 sqm of new public realm surrounding the stadium’s Witton Lane entrance will also be created, significantly improving accessibility, biodiversity, safety and the overall experience for fans, visitors and the local community.

A vital component of the redevelopment plan is to substantially improve the transport system around the B6 area. The Club is already working in partnership on this with the West Midlands Combined Authority and West Midlands Rail Executive, who have recently commissioned a feasibility design study to establish the upgrades required and ensure Witton Station meets the future demands of the community and increased visitation to Villa Park, Aston Hall and Aston Park.

Securing planning approval at Villa Park is an exciting and vital first step in achieving the Club’s vision to be a world-class venue and a catalyst for the continued redevelopment of the Aston area as part of the wider city masterplan. The Club will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the elements of the project which Aston Villa does not control, such as transport system and infrastructure works, are prioritised to ensure the best outcome for our fans, local community, the city and the wider region. Progress in these sectors will be key to confirming a timeframe and the sequencing of Villa Park works.

Once operational, the redevelopment of Villa Park will contribute an estimated £119.9m to the West Midlands economy each year, creating hundreds of jobs during and post-construction, and attracting 1.65m visitors to the local area annually.

Aston Villa CEO, Christian Purslow, said: “This is great news firstly for our fans – many of whom are on a waiting list for season tickets; secondly for the Club itself – as our long-term competitive strategy depends on continued growth; and finally for our city and region – with the prospect of a redeveloped Villa Park driving economic regeneration in our local community and bringing back international football to Birmingham.”

To find out more, please visit The Future Vision of Villa Park.

Aston Villa, who currently sit 12th in the Premier League, with 18 points from 15 games played, currently get 41,000 fans on average at home matches.

As mentioned, Aston Villa stun fans with a video fly-through of their stadium redevelopment plans…

@BeardOfTheMatch: Fantastic news! The city is ours 🤝🏼

@TylerHinsley1: Let’s go fresh fruit after the games

@paigenevada: exciting times ahead

@ArthurF1966: Can’t see the fruit and veg stalls 😞

@MarkHyn03699576: I’ve just got a semi looking at that video!!!!! 😍

@TheVillaTalk_: WE’RE ALL GOING ON A EUROPEAN TOUR 😍#avfc #utv

@JC_avfc: Nahhh that’s sick

@villajayne1: The Ron Saunders Stand please 😉

@HolteVillan: Does this mean I’ll now be able to get a Bovril at halftime in the lower Holte?

@TheVillaDecree: Wow! That video render! 🤩🥳😍

@LSPav57: The future is bright…hopefully finished in my lifetime 😅🤞🏼👌🏼

@BrentAston: Excellent News ! Glad it’s being referred to as phase one too! It’s a great start to putting the club and ground back where we’d like to be 👍UTV

@stoneageman1: And folk think that us planners take years to determine apps. Well done to the agents Villa used to provide a detailed and robust application..makes all the difference!

@ScottRen14: Great to keep the ground traditional 👌

@JackT_BCFC: As a life long Villa fan I don’t understand why we’ve done this. We never fill the stadium every supporter is plastic and we never win games!!! What a waste of money I am going to cancel my season ticket #utv

@S_JT30: Looks awesome! Great work 👍🏻 #UTV

@TheVillaHome: This is going to look superb! Let’s hope the club can continue on an upward trajectory! 💜

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