BUILDING up to the EFL fixture release day on Thursday, June 21, we’ll be taking a look at all of the Sky Bet Championship stadiums Darren Moore’s men will be visiting in the new season. First up alphabetically, Aston Villa…
Address: Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE.
Their home since: 1897.
Previous stadiums: Wilson Road and Aston Park, also used Aston Lower Grounds for some matches (1874-1876); Wellington Road, Perry Barr (1876-1897).
Record attendance at current stadium: 76,588 (versus Derby County - 2 March 1946).
Pitch dimensions: 105m x 68m (114yd x 74yd).
Distance from The Hawthorns: 3.7 miles.
Parking: Aston Villa say that parking in local streets should be avoided, and suggest using an official car park instead. Official parking sites on the north side of the stadium include: Brookvale Road Car Park, Birmingham City University and Broadway School. Official parking sites on the south side of the stadium include: Powerleague, Star City (free parking), Aston Social Club, Aston Tower School and Kind Edward School.
Nearest train station(s): Witton (0.4 miles), Aston Station (0.7 miles).
Albion’s first visit to Villa Park: 4 September 1897 - Aston Villa 4-3 Albion.
Albion’s last visit to Villa Park: 19 September 2015 - Aston Villa 0-1 Albion.
Albion’s record at Villa Park: P70, W19, D12, L39.
Did you know… Villa Park hosted the last ever UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final in 1999 as Lazio beat Mallorca 2-1.