Trinity Rd Birmingham West Midlands United Kingdom
Villa Park is one of the oldest and most famous stadiums in Europe.
Even the name has a special ring to it, so much so that Hollywood megastar Tom Hanks imagined it being located on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
The actual location of Villa Park, in the Witton area of Birmingham, may not be as aesthetically pleasing – but for many people it is equally romantic.
As Simon Inglis observed in his excellent 1997 book Villa Park, 100 Years, ‘There are football grounds and football grounds. Then there is Villa Park.’
As a lifelong follower of the boys in claret and blue, Inglis’s view is obviously biased, although it is shared by thousands of football supporters whose allegiances lie elsewhere.
Wembley may be the spiritual home of English football, but Villa Park is a close second.
The club’s home since 1897, the ground sits in the shadow of the Jacobean stately home Aston Hall and has evolved over the years into a magnificent all-seated arena with a capacity of more than 42,000. And it has done so without ever losing its charm.
Monday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday :10:00 AM - 4:00 PM