Villa Park (capacity 42,788)
Villa Park has been the home to Aston Villa since 1897, and is one of the more interesting stadiums in the league as each of the four stands have their own design. It also holds the record for hosting the most FA Cup Semi Finals, having hosted 55 matches in total.
The stadium has gone through significant development over the years, and has future plans to redevelop the North Stand, which would increase the capacity to around 50,000. Between the Trinity Road and Holte End stands is an unusual feature of the ground, which is a pavilion type structure which is used for corporate hospitality.
Away fans visiting Villa Park are located on one side of the Doug Ellis Stand, towards the North end of the stadium, with an allocation of up to around 3,000 depending on demand.
There is a residents only parking scheme in operation around Villa Park on matchdays. There is some street parking available around Aston Railway Station which you can find by driving down down Lichfield Road towards the City Centre. There are also a number of places that offer paid matchday parking..
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Villa Park for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Star City||B7 5SA||Free||2.5km||Free parking available for away fans, where the only downside is that it’s a good 25 minute walk from Villa Park.|
|Calthorpe Arms||B20 2DZ||Free||2.0km||Limited parking (around 45 spaces) for free about 2km from Villa Park.|
|Perry Bar Stadium||B42 2ET||£4||1.5km||The cheapest (paid) parking option available near Villa Park, accommodating around 200 cars.|
|Aston Social Club||B6 7JU||£5||0.6km||About 150 matchday spaces available and a short walk from Villa Park.|
|King Edward VI Aston School||B6 6DJ||£5||1.0km||Claim to be one of the most secure car parking sites in the area with the grounds locked and patrolled during the match.|
The closest railway stations to Villa Park are Aston Station and Witton Station, both of which are served by Birmingham New Street which is on the mainline. Witton Station is closest to the away entrance, and is just a short walk from the stadium itself.
Upon exiting the station, turn left and keep going until you reach a roundabout. Take a left at the roundabout on to Witton Lane. Keep walking along this road and you will see Villa Park on the right.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near Villa Park, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Villa Park.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Aston Villa, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Aston Villa’s Villa Park in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Aston Villa perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!