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Villa Park
(earlier called Aston Lower Grounds)
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Full name Villa Park
Owners Aston Villa Football Club
Location Birmingham, England
Opened 1897
Tenants Aston Villa (1897–present)
Capacity 43.300
Field dimensions 105 × 68 metres

(344 × 226 feet)

Villa Park is a football stadium in Aston, Birmingham, England, with a seating capacity of 42,682. It has been the home of Aston Villa Football Club since 1897. The ground is less than a mile from both Witton and Aston railway stations and has hosted sixteen England internationals at senior level, the first in 1899 and the most recent in 2005. Villa Park has hosted 55 FA Cup semi-finals, more than any other stadium.

In 1897, Aston Villa moved into the Aston Lower Grounds, a sports ground in a Victorian amusement park in the former grounds of Aston Hall, a Jacobean stately home. The stadium has gone through various stages of renovation and development, resulting in the current stand configuration of the Holte End, Trinity Road Stand, North Stand and Doug Ellis Stand. The club has initial planning permission to redevelop the North Stand, which will increase the capacity of Villa Park from 42,682 to about 50,000.

Before 1914, a cycling track ran around the perimeter of the pitch where regular cycling meetings were hosted as well as athletic events. Aside from football-related uses, the stadium has seen various concerts staged along with other sporting events including boxing matches and international rugby league and rugby union matches. In 1999, the last ever final of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup took place at Villa Park. Villa Park also hosted the 2012 FA Community Shield, as Wembley Stadium was in use for the final of the Olympic football tournament.

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Premier League stadiums 2019–20

Anfield (Liverpool) · Bramall Lane (Sheffield United) Emirates Stadium (Arsenal) · Carrow Road (Norwich City) Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) · Falmer Stadium (Brighton) · Goodison Park (Everton) · King Power Stadium (Leicester City) · Molineux Stadium (Wolverhampton Wanderers) · London Stadium (West Ham United) · Old Trafford (Manchester United) · St. James' Park (Newcastle United) · St. Mary's Stadium (Southampton) · Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) · Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) · Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham Hotspur) · Turf Moor (Burnley) · Vicarage Road (Watford) · Villa Park (Aston Villa) Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth) ·

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UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final stadiums

1961: Ibrox Park & Communale Stadium · 1962: Hampden Park & Neckarstadion · 1963: De Kuip · 1964: Heysel Stadium & Bosuil Stadium · 1965: Wembley Stadium · 1966: Hampden Park · 1967: Frankenstadion · 1968: De Kuip · 1969: St. Jakob Stadium · 1970: Prater Stadium · 1971: Karaiskakis Stadium · 1972: Camp Nou · 1973: Kaftanzoglio Stadium · 1974: De Kuip · 1975: St. Jakob Stadium · 1976: Heysel Stadium · 1977: Olympisch Stadion · 1978: Parc des Princes · 1979: St. Jakob Stadium · 1980: Heysel Stadium · 1981: Rheinstadion · 1982: Camp Nou · 1983: Nya Ullevi · 1984: St. Jakob Stadium · 1985: De Kuip · 1986: Stade de Gerland · 1987: Spiros Louis Stadium · 1988: Stade de la Meinau · 1989: Wankdorf Stadium · 1990: Nya Ullevi · 1991: De Kuip · 1992: Estádio da Luz · 1993: Wembley Stadium · 1994: Parken Stadium · 1995: Parc des Princes · 1996: King Baudouin Stadium · 1997: De Kuip · 1998: Råsunda Stadium · 1999: Villa Park

1966 FIFA World Cup stadiums

Ayresome Park · Goodison Park · Hillsborough Stadium · Old Trafford · Roker Park · Villa Park · Wembley · White City Stadium

UEFA Euro 1996 stadiums

Anfield · City Ground · Elland Road · Hillsborough Stadium · Old Trafford · St James' Park · Villa Park · Wembley Stadium

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Flag of Denmark.gif Denmark: Parken Stadium
Flag of France.png France: Parc des Princes · Stade Gerland
Flag of Spain.png Spain: Estadi Cornellà-El Prat · Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero
England.png England: Anfield · City of Manchester Stadium · St Mary's Stadium · Villa Park
Netherlands.png Netherlands: Philips Stadion · GelreDome
Flag of Sweden Good one.jpg Sweden: Råsunda Stadium · Ullevi Stadium
Switzerland.png Switzerland: St. Jakob-Park
Flag of Turkey.png Turkey: Kadir Has Stadium
Flag of Greece.svg.png Greece: Karaiskákis Stadium
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal: Estádio do Bessa · Estádio Algarve · Estádio Municipal de Aveiro · Estádio Municipal de Braga

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