Aston Villa praised the £100 million plans for Villa Park’s reconstruction as a fresh detail emerged.

Aston Villa’s £100 million proposal for Villa Park has advanced thanks to councillors who approved the club’s desire to use the former “Stumps” structure as part of the reconstruction. The Warehouse At Villa Park, an outstanding new fanzone, will replace the structure that was initially scheduled for removal.
“I think using the old Stumps building is a good idea, and I welcome the requirement for a dedicated travel plan for match days and concerts, which are a nightmare for residents and fans,” said Coun. Lee Marsham (Labour, Nechells).

“I agree,” said fellow councilman Rick Payne (Conservative, Kingstanding). It’s nice that they’re utilizing an existing structure rather than demolishing it so that they may develop it. With that, I’m content.

Additionally, Andy Street, the mayor of the Midlands, praised the initiatives. On X, he posted: “Good to see plans for Villa Park’s extension are moving along, a truly transformative concept for the larger Witton area. The proposal to expedite the £100 million extension has been approved. I ordered a research into Witton Station earlier this month, and everything is coming together.

Aston Villa will finally start boosting Villa Park’s capacity from 42,000 to over 50,000 by May 2026 this coming summer. After a Foo Fighters concert at the venue the following summer (June 27, 2024), Villa will begin demolition work on the North Stand.


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