Villa Park is set to expand in capacity to hold 50,000 supporters with more than 25,000 supporters on a waiting list for season tickets. The corners of both the Trinity Road and Doug Ellis stands will be filled in order to accommodate more supporters.
The club's plans were discussed and passed in a Birmingham City Council Planning Committee this morning as Villa intend to invest £100 million to the first phase of the works which would be complete by the end of 2025.
Improvements to the stadium would enhance supporter experience but, crucially, open up new revenue streams as Villa look to try and bridge the gap between top clubs in the Premier League. Villa CEO Christian Purslow said: "This is great news firstly for our fans - many of whom are on a waiting list for season tickets; secondly for the Club itself - as our long-term competitive strategy depends on continued growth; and finally for our city and region - with the prospect of a redeveloped Villa Park driving economic regeneration in our local community and bringing back international football to Birmingham."
Following the club's successful application to begin work at Villa Park, they have released a new video which visualises the changes to the North Stand and the new building 'Villa Live'. You can watch the club's latest video below:
The video is a flythrough of Villa's redevelopment plans and shows all aspects of the redevelopment. It starts by flying under a Witton railway station bridge and follows up to the corner of the new North Stand, with 'Villa Live' behind it.
Images of inside the stadium are then shown, with the New North Stand in view from the middle of the pitch. The corners of the Trinity Road stand and the Doug Ellis Stand are in view, with approximately 7,400 additional seats being added. Eventually, the club would like to raise Villa Park's capacity closer to 60,000.
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