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« on: November 25, 2005, 08:21:03 AM »
ASTON VILLA



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Website: www.avfc.co.uk/
Unofficial Sites:Heroes & Villains & Villa Talk

Address : Villa Park, trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE
Telephone : 0121 327 2299
Tickets : 0121 327 5353
Capacity : 42,788
Away allocation: 2,347


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DIRECTIONS:

  For a street map of the area & the ground click here

By Train
Get a train to the main line Birmingham New Street and then get one of the several trains to Witton Station (2 minute walk) or Aston (10 minute walk.) Villa Park is 2 miles north of Birmingham City Centre, but not walkable from the city centre. Parking is available in streets and some car parks.

By Car
Get on the M6 and come off at Junction 6 and follow signs for Birmingham NE. At roundabout take 4th exit and turn onto the A38 (M) Aston Expressway heading for Aston. After half a mile turn right into Aston Hall Road for Villa Park. This road will take you down to the ground. Mostly street parking (don't be surprised though if you are approached by kids wanting to 'mind your car'), although this is not as plentiful as it once was due to a local residents only parking scheme now in place in the streets around the Witton Island area.



Thoughts:

After many seasons of being housed at one end of the ground, away supporters are now located on one side of the Doug Ellis Stand, towards the North end, where up to 3,000 fans can be accommodated. This was at the request of former manager Martin O'Neill who wanted Villa fans to be present behind both goals. One bi-product of this move has been that the general atmosphere inside the stadium has been boosted somewhat.

Away fans are allocated both the upper and lower tiers of the stand. The concourse at the back of the upper tier is particularly tight and easily becomes crowded, whereas there is more space behind the lower section. There is a fair selection of food available and it is the first football ground that I have visited that offers meat products that are Halal. There are a selection of pies (all 3.30), Burgers (2.60), Fish & Chips (3.50), Southern Fried Chicken and Chips (3.50), Vegetable Samosas (2) and Chips & Curry Sauce (2.50). There are wide screen televisions on the concourse, showing past encounters between the teams before kick off. There is also betting facilities available in the form of a Ladbrokes outlet. Entrance to the stand is gained by entering your match ticket into an electronic reader.

A visit to Villa Park is normally an enjoyable experience, with the stewards normally taking a relaxed and friendly attitude. One concern though, is that there is very little separating the home and away fans and this could lead to crowd problems in the future.

Pubs guide and extras
The Cap and Gown (used to be known as The Witton Arms) on Witton Road is a large pub split half and half with the home fans. It has a big garden which is handy if the sun is cracking the flags. It is only a 2-3 minute walk from there to the away end and as a result can get very packed, so get there early before they put a stop on people entering. The alternative away pub is the Yew Tree on Brookvale Road near Witton station. Other pubs nearby include the Harriers on The Broadway and the Barton Arms on Aston High Street.

Away Fans     



Away fans are located at the North Stand end of the Doug Ellis Stand.

Adult - 43.00
Over 65s 30.00
U16s - 24.00
Wheelchair & PA - 28.00

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« Last Edit: December 6, 2012, 01:29:45 AM by Frank. »

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2005, 10:27:07 PM »
If you want travel by bus. Take no 7 bus from Birmingham City Center.

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2005, 07:32:34 PM »
Black cab from New Street is between 7 and 8, well worth it if there is a few of you.
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #3 on: December 9, 2005, 12:23:43 PM »
Free Parking on the road leading up to the HP factory (you can't miss it)
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2005, 05:18:06 PM »
Little pic of the view from the side stand in case you dont get behind the goal, its not a bad view unless youre near the bottom

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2006, 11:51:38 PM »
The Cap n Gown gets very busy and they start shutting the doors when it gets too packed.

That happened to me this year so if you encounter it take a walk down the road to the right of the cap n gown as you look at the pub and you'll come to a boozer called the Yew Tree. Actually think it's called "McNulty's" or something these days actually.

I went there last season and this season when they wouldn't let me in the cap n gown and it's a sound pub.

Easy enough to get served, normally get a seat, both sets of fans but no aggro and also a beer garden out the back.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2006, 11:53:30 PM by Joshytoohotty »
They only drink water and bottles of coke, the Everton boys are a joke...

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #6 on: March 4, 2006, 10:30:27 PM »
I strongly recommend Chinese buffet restaurant called "Big Wok"

It costs 4.99 for lunch (until 5pm) and 8.99 for dinner, however you have to pay extra for any drinks.

So when you arrive at Birmingham and before the match, I suggest you visit there for lunch/dinner after or before the match.

You can find where it is on this website - http://www.bigwok.co.uk/birmingham.htm

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2006, 01:14:59 PM »
Been to 2 games at Villa Park one the FA Semi-final of the 2001 treble season and this years 2-0 win in the league.

Very much impressed with the stadium and the fact it isn't far to a local shopping district which has McDonald's, KFC, BK etc in it which is far better than the usual salmonella on wheels. We parked in one the local dodgy estates about 10 minutes walk away, which there was a contingant of the local scum doing the usual car park trick. But a couple of quid and they were fine.

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2006, 04:25:05 PM »
we parked in an estate about 10 minutes walk away this season and the car infront of us had all the windows smashed in with the brick nicely placed on the bonnet!   We ended up putting the brick under the drivers seat of our car!

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #9 on: March 8, 2007, 11:26:58 PM »
in that case think ill park in a proper car park and cab it i like my windows :)
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #10 on: July 1, 2007, 10:19:06 AM »
Anyone know anything about Villa moving their away end?
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #11 on: July 1, 2007, 10:21:39 AM »
phil not sure where they have moved it to but deffo moved, almost certainly more of the stand at the side, an no behind the goal now.

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #12 on: July 1, 2007, 04:02:55 PM »
heard this from a villa fan the other week, they had fans running onto the pitch when the away team scored last few years and are moving them to the pitchside oppisite from dugouts

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #13 on: July 2, 2007, 03:29:54 PM »
Anyone know anything about Villa moving their away end?

Was on their site a few weeks back, Phil, that they were chucking a load of cheap seasies in the end behind the goal that we normally occupy. I imagine we'll get a chunk of the stand opposite the dugouts where until now we've only had a handful in the lower tier in the corner there.

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #14 on: July 3, 2007, 08:49:04 PM »
Yes they will be in the Upper wings of the Doug Ellis and Lower Wings of

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2007, 07:47:57 PM »
Pleased with that cos the view is shite from behind the goal in the old away bit.
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2007, 07:59:04 PM »
Anyone know anything about Villa moving their away end?

Yes.

Spoke to some Villa fan on the way home from Glasto. It's been moved into the Doug Ellis stand completely now apperently. Good thing because that away end was a shithole.
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #17 on: August 5, 2007, 01:18:14 PM »
were is everyone going for pre match pint, think i went to yew tree pub last season, decent pub if i remember right

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #18 on: August 6, 2007, 02:22:14 PM »
Has anyone got any really good parking solutions out there? Thinking of driving down there on Saturday, and never driven there before.. :-\

Also, if anyone wants a lift there and doesn't mind chipping in, well I may have a couple of spaces going up for grabs..
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #19 on: August 9, 2007, 09:08:50 PM »
were is everyone going for pre match pint, think i went to yew tree pub last season, decent pub if i remember right

I would also like to know too. Come and meet some RAWK'ers.
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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2007, 10:45:29 PM »
I would also like to know too. Come and meet some RAWK'ers.

I think I'm off to the Yew Tree. Meant to be 20+ degrees tomorrow and there is a beer garden there.

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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2007, 11:52:15 PM »
see you there lads, my flight lands in birmingham at 7.30, few hours to kill

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2007, 07:46:46 PM »
Theres 2 pubs that the Liverpool fans go to

the cap and gown (2 in)
the yew tree

the yew tree has a decent beer garden with a bbq and is recommended, walk in the opposite direction of the ground from witton station 5 minute straight walk
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« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2008, 04:09:56 PM »
What pub is best for its atmosphere at villa? I am travling down for this one, Need to know which pub is the best to watch with load of liverpool fans without tickets, as i have not got one.

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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2008, 12:57:45 PM »
where are we sat in the ground now coz me ticket has got upper on it
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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2008, 04:33:06 PM »
where are we sat in the ground now coz me ticket has got upper on it
doug ellis the end furthest from the holte end ?
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2008, 11:16:41 PM »
go the cap and gown, its the best pub by far. boss atmosphere, really good sign song!

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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2008, 11:49:07 PM »
would if i had a ticket ;)
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« Reply #28 on: September 1, 2008, 12:54:09 AM »
Cap and gown pub, 2 quid to get in. best pub by far, if travelling by train go to whitton station , right by the cap and gown.

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« Reply #29 on: September 1, 2008, 08:44:39 AM »

Villa Park is 2 miles north of Birmingham City Centre, but not walkable from the city centre. Parking is available in streets and some car parks.


You can walk it back...but it's a fucking horrible walk, in the pissing down rain!

And takes about an hour!

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #30 on: September 1, 2008, 02:44:13 PM »
You can walk it back...but it's a fucking horrible walk, in the pissing down rain!

And takes about an hour!

Why didn't you get the train?

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« Reply #31 on: September 1, 2008, 06:35:14 PM »
Why didn't you get the train?

See, yeah, no. Didnt really think about getting on one at Witton Station, which would have been the thing to do.
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« Reply #33 on: September 1, 2008, 07:50:09 PM »
Or Aston Station.

Truth is, I actually forgot about there being stations there, so just trudged back, down the central reservation of the dual carriage way  :-[

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« Reply #34 on: September 1, 2008, 11:22:11 PM »
Truth is, I actually forgot about there being stations there, so just trudged back, down the central reservation of the dual carriage way  :-[
wise move, got the train from witton staight into new street. took 25 mins to get back to new st
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« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2009, 10:18:17 PM »
Still the Cap and Gown the best away pub?

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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2009, 03:40:08 PM »
How frequent are the trains from Whitton/Aston back to New Street?  Will it have to be an early dart?

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« Reply #37 on: January 6, 2010, 09:31:18 PM »
Had to drive there this year, I parked up in Birmingham city centre in an NCP called Albany, right near New Street, then got the train from there to Witton. I'd strongly recommend doing this instead of trying to drive near the ground.
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2011, 04:04:03 PM »
Witton the easiest stop then?

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Re: Aston Villa
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2011, 05:59:06 PM »


 Cap and Gown as normal? Thats the one by the asda isnt it? everyone going there?