Aston Villa unveil plans for £100m stadium expansion

Grant Prior 2 months ago
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Aston Villa Football Club has launched a pre-application planning consultation on the first phase of its £100m+ improvement plans for its Villa Park home in Birmingham.

The first phase includes a brand-new North Stand connecting into an upgraded Trinity Stand which will see capacity for the stadium increase to over 50,000.

The plans will also see the introduction of Villa Live, a brand-new commercial destination venue and community space.

Construction work on the the first phase of improvements to Villa Park is expected to start next year and last until 2025.

The pre-planning application consultation comprises of a survey and a series of community drop-in sessions to capture the views of local residents and businesses.

The results will be used to inform design development and the planning application, which the club will submit later this summer.

Christian Purslow, CEO of Aston Villa, said: “We are excited to share our vision for Villa Park to become a world-class sporting venue and thriving community destination.

” It is important that we gain the feedback of our local community, fans, and organisations, as we want them to play a key role in shaping the next chapter in Villa Park’s illustrious history.

“The redevelopment of the stadium is vital to the club to satisfy growing demand. By elevating the hospitality offering at Villa Park, we want to enhance the matchday experience and create a year-round entertainment venue to benefit both the community and our fans.

“The plans reveal our phased approach to redevelopment, considering each stand individually and identifying the necessary upgrades to minimise disruption to the community.

“We believe that our proposals for Villa Park will have a transformational effect on the local community and wider area, and we are working closely with Birmingham City Council, the West Midlands Combined Authority and other key stakeholders to ensure our design proposals align with Birmingham’s ‘Big City Plan’ for 2040.

“We want to put Aston Villa and Birmingham on the world stage and hope the redevelopment will support our ambition to host future UEFA matches – especially if the country is successful with a bid for the Euros in 2028.”

The Club is also engaged in discussions with all the relevant authorities regarding making strategic improvements to the transport infrastructure around the stadium which would be necessary to facilitate a redeveloped Villa Park.

To find out more information and to have your say, fill out the survey here.

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