- August 3, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
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Aston Villa Football Club has revealed updated plans for the redevelopment of the North Stand and its immediate vicinity.
A series of amendments have been submitted as part of a revised planning application to Birmingham City Council which include minor changes to the North Stand itself while there are also new plans for the existing Academy building.
The Club is also continuing to explore exciting and dynamic concepts across the stadium itself in addition to the other functional buildings and spaces on the footprint of Villa Park, all with user experience, wider community functionality and positive impact on the local area in mind.
The redevelopment will increase Villa Park’s capacity to over 50,000 and modernise the stadium to create a world class entertainment venue that can host major international sports tournaments and other events.
Villa Park was recently selected as a venue in the UK and Ireland’s bid to host the UEFA Euro 2028 Championship (EURO 2028), which looks increasing likely to come to fruition now that Turkey has withdrawn their 2028 bid, choosing instead to join with Italy for a 2032 bid.
The outcome of this revised and new application is expected during the Autumn.
ALSD International 2023 will take place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium October 9-10. Optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations & Service Expansions is the key focus of this industry-leading event, with architecture & design, fan experience, hospitality, premium sales & service, sustainability and technology taking centre stage.
A fundamental part of the Club’s redevelopment plans involves the successful implementation of a modern, integrated transport strategy which substantially improves how fans and visitors arrive and depart Villa Park.
The club are working closely with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), West Midlands Rail Executive and Birmingham City Council to finalise a plan for the station.
WMCA are commissioning a technical design study to support the process of unlocking funding to implement the proposed upgrades.
Source & imagery, courtesy: AVFC