Villa Park Football Stadium: A Visitor’s Guide
Located in Aston and best-known as the home of Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park has been in use since 1897. It can currently accommodate almost 43,000 fans on match days.
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Of the many sports stadiums in Birmingham, Villa Park is the biggest, with a current seating capacity of 42,749.
Match Days At Villa Park
Villa Park has been home to Aston Villa Football Club since 1897 and has also played host to the England national football team in the 19th, 20th and 21st century.
It is regularly chosen as a neutral stadium for FA Cup semi-final fixtures and has also been the venue of choice for the Community Shield, League Cup final and the last ever European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1999.
Other Sporting Events At Villa Park
In addition to football matches, Villa Park has also hosted rugby matches, first-class cricket matches and world-title boxing matches.
Prior to the First World War, Villa Park was frequently used for athletics events and cycling events.
Non-Sporting Events At Villa Park
Many music acts have played to sold-out crowds at Villa Park, including Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart and Duran Duran.
During 2021, it was used as a vaccination centre by the NHS in the battle against COVID-19.
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Situated less than 30 minutes away by car, The Westmead Hotel offers the ideal place to stay either before or after a day of enjoyment at Villa Park Football Stadium.
Villa Park Football Stadium Opening Hours
Stadium tours take place at 10:30am and 1:00pm on weekdays and Sundays, with different times available on match days, subject to kick off time.
For full opening times and details, please visit the Aston Villa Football Club website before travelling.
Parking At Villa Park Football Stadium
Most of the parking within close proximity to the stadium is residential parking, with “residents only” schemes in place. It is still possible to find parking near to the stadium during off-peak times, though it is very unlikely on match days.
For free car parking, visitors can park at the Star City leisure complex, though this location is around 20 minutes walk from the stadium.