Away Day Guide – Aston Villa
Sunday November 12th, 2PM kick-off.
Our only away trip in the Premier League in November takes us to Birmingham on a Sunday afternoon to play Unai Emery’s high-flying Aston Villa. Here’s our away day guide.
As of October 30th, tickets are now on general sale to supporters with a previous booking history, maximum four per person. Adult tickets for this match are priced at £30, with Over 65’s and Under 21’s tickets priced at £29.50, Under 18’s priced at £23 and Under 14’s priced at £16.50.
GETTING TO VILLA PARK
Exit the M6 at Junction 6 and take the slip road signposted ‘Birmingham (NE)’. Take the fourth exit from the roundabout, towards City Centre/Aston/Star City and follow the signs for Villa Park. At the second set of traffic lights on Lichfield Road turn right on Aston Hall Road, which will take you to the ground.
Fulham fans who are planning to drive should be advised that there is very little parking in the vicinity of Villa Park. The closest available car park is at the Star City Leisure complex, around 30 minutes’ walk from the ground.
Most Fulham fans will arrive via Birmingham New Street station. Take a connecting train from there to either Aston or Witton train station. Witton is closest to the away fans’ entrance. Head left out of the exit of the station towards a roundabout, where you turn left into Witton Lane and the away entrance will appear on your right. It is about a ten minute walk from Aston station to the ground and extra trains serve the entire route on a matchday.
Coaches will depart from Motspur Park & Craven Cottage at 8:45am on matchday. Coach tickets for Season Ticket Holders & Members are priced at £20 for adults and £15 for juniors. For all other supporters Coach Tickets are on General Sale priced at £25 for adults and £20 for juniors.
The Witton Arms (458 Witton Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B6 6SN) is now the designated away pub at Villa Park and is about two minutes’ walk from the away fans’ entrance. The pub usually charges a £2 entrance fee.
The Bartons Arms (144 High Street, Birmingham, B6 4UP) offers both CAMRA Beer Guide worthy real ale and excellent Thai food as well as an enthusiastic welcome to away supporters.
Other options include The Yew Tree (Brookvale Road, Witton, Birmingham, B6 7AS), the Ruskin Hall Social Club (Victoria Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5HP) or, for those intending to remain within the city centre for a while, The Briar Rose (25 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5RE), The Square Peg (115 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6PH) and The Shakespeare (Lower Temple Street, Birmingham, B2 4JD).