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Aston Villa unveil plans to redevelop Villa Park and increase its capacity to 50,000

Aston Villa unveils plans to redevelop Villa Park and increase capacity to 50,000 with Premier League club looking to prepare ground to host Euro 2028 matches

  • Aston Villa will try to improve their old ground in a bid to host Euro 2028 games
  • Christian Purslow says it’s an attempt to put Villa and Birmingham on the map
  • Capacity will increase from 42,000 to 50,000 as improvements continue

Aston Villa has revealed details of their plan to redevelop the area around Villa Park and increase the stadium capacity to more than 50,000.

The club has launched a pre-application planning consultation on the plans, including a new North Stand and improvements to the existing Trinity Stand.

The plans also include commercial spaces and a community hall, and Villa hopes work on the improvements will begin next year.

Aston Villa has unveiled plans that would bring major improvements to Villa Park

Aston Villa has unveiled plans that would bring major improvements to Villa Park

The four-week preparation phase is intended to enable local residents and businesses to complete a survey and express their views on the plans.

The redevelopment plans are also in place in an effort to ensure that Villapark is one of the lands to be used during Euro 2028.

With the FA’s host city and field selection process underway, Villa’s figures are hoping the iconic field will be selected for matches.

The minimum capacity is currently 30,000, and Villa Park’s 42,000 seats have already crossed that threshold, but the chances of being selected will of course increase as the facilities, both inside and outside the ground, improve.

The capacity of the ground would increase from 42,000 to 50,000 . according to the plans revealed

The capacity of the ground would increase from 42,000 to 50,000 . according to the plans revealed

Villa CEO Christian Purslow said: “We want to put Aston Villa and Birmingham on the world stage and hope the redevelopment will support our ambition to host future UEFA competitions, especially if the country is successful with a bid for the European Championship in 2028. ‘

The first phase of improvements, should the four-week consultation process continue, will take place between 2023 and 2025.

Purslow added: ‘We are delighted to share our vision for Villa Park to become a world-class sports venue and thriving community destination.

“The stadium redevelopment is essential for the club to meet growing demand.

“By increasing the hospitality offerings at Villa Park, we aim to enhance the matchday experience and create a year-round entertainment venue that benefits both the community and our fans.”

Christian Purslow said he was delighted that the ground would become a 'world class' sports venue

Christian Purslow said he was delighted that the ground would become a ‘world class’ sports venue

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