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Villa park really needs a small luxury hotel for meetings, events and match day usage for the rich to spend a wedge in. 
 

Would  make the venue a much bigger prospect and increase bookings for many events outside the season as well.

 

absolute no brainer to me 

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13 minutes ago, kidlewis said:

Villa park really needs a small luxury hotel for meetings, events and match day usage for the rich to spend a wedge in. 
 

Would  make the venue a much bigger prospect and increase bookings for many events outside the season as well.

 

absolute no brainer to me 

They've already got planning permission for that haven't they?

As an aside I have actually hired Villa Park a few times for conferences - the Trinity executive area overlooking the pitch.

It ALWAYS impresses people and makes it something different to just being in a generic conference room which could be at any hotel anywhere in the UK.  Had so many comments about how it enhanced the event.

A hotel would also help the conferences as well.

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11 minutes ago, sidcow said:

They've already got planning permission for that haven't they?

As an aside I have actually hired Villa Park a few times for conferences - the Trinity executive area overlooking the pitch.

It ALWAYS impresses people and makes it something different to just being in a generic conference room which could be at any hotel anywhere in the UK.  Had so many comments about how it enhanced the event.

A hotel would also help the conferences as well.

I’ve been to the Emirates and indeed Edgbaston and they’re a different level.

 

Edgbaston building a pretty sizeable hotel on their land. Very smart move and will pull business their way.

villa will need to realise the hotel in the next couple of years for sure 

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5 hours ago, kidlewis said:

Villa park really needs a small luxury hotel for meetings, events and match day usage for the rich to spend a wedge in. 
 

Would  make the venue a much bigger prospect and increase bookings for many events outside the season as well.

 

absolute no brainer to me 

Except it’s in the middle of Aston!

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6 minutes ago, ender4 said:

Except it’s in the middle of Aston!

It’s right next to our meetings and events area which can host hundreds of events every year.

doesn’t matter if it was in Moss Side, it’s adjacent to the venue, and people will book hotels in Birmingham and Uber it.

 

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41 minutes ago, ender4 said:

Except it’s in the middle of Aston!

I've seen people say this before but you will be suprised at how active Villa Park is midweek.  Conferences, meetings all sorts going on and Weddings. 

As said earlier I've booked it for conferences and I've attended meetings, product launches etc in The North Stand and The Holte Hotel. 

They do have weddings there. 

An on site hotel will definitely help 

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The Birmingham Mail have an article on the redevelopment. Unfortunately it is just a rehash of things I already know.

They do say though that the season ticket waiting list is up to 13,000 now though.

I think we will just have to wait until the club announce something. And when they do so I expect them to actually do it.

Instead of Dr Tony saying Villa Park would be 60,000 one day with no evidence or plans to back his statement up.

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4 minutes ago, The Fun Factory said:

The Birmingham Mail have an article on the redevelopment. Unfortunately it is just a rehash of things I already know.

They do say though that the season ticket waiting list is up to 13,000 now though.

I think we will just have to wait until the club announce something. And when they do so I expect them to actually do it.

Instead of Dr Tony saying Villa Park would be 60,000 one day with no evidence or plans to back his statement up.

I'm fairly sure that Dr. Tony was so mad that in his head this was a picture of VP 2 years into his tenure as owner. 

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11 minutes ago, The Fun Factory said:

The Birmingham Mail have an article on the redevelopment. Unfortunately it is just a rehash of things I already know.

They do say though that the season ticket waiting list is up to 13,000 now though.

I think we will just have to wait until the club announce something. And when they do so I expect them to actually do it.

Instead of Dr Tony saying Villa Park would be 60,000 one day with no evidence or plans to back his statement up.

So our season ticket waiting list is bigger than the average attendance at St Andrews?

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On 30/06/2021 at 16:18, kidlewis said:

Villa park really needs a small luxury hotel for meetings, events and match day usage for the rich to spend a wedge in. 
 

Would  make the venue a much bigger prospect and increase bookings for many events outside the season as well.

 

absolute no brainer to me 

A hotel for the wealthy in Aston ? - good luck with that !!!

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1 hour ago, The Fun Factory said:

The Birmingham Mail have an article on the redevelopment. Unfortunately it is just a rehash of things I already know.

They do say though that the season ticket waiting list is up to 13,000 now though.

I think we will just have to wait until the club announce something. And when they do so I expect them to actually do it.

Instead of Dr Tony saying Villa Park would be 60,000 one day with no evidence or plans to back his statement up.

Yes agreed. The mail article suggests redevelopment by 2031. Which is another way of stating  the official club line "no plans to redevelop villa park in the immediate future"

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Its no more than what Purslow said in the supporters meeting ie 2-10 year timeframe. And that could cover a lot of things as they are taking a wholesale look at the entire site of Villa Park.

If for example England/UK McGrath forbid win the 2030 world cup bid then speeding up the expansion could be considered if we get some external money thrown at it.

It would be a bit stupid to wait for  a new north stand post 2030 or withdraw from a host city if we are doing building work.

I know its a completely different era but for the 96 euros a lot of the ground developments across England had some government funding.

Not sure if the tax paying public will be so thrilled to do that again though ahead of schools hospitals etc.

 

 

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The 10 years thing for me suggests sorting out the trickier aspects of increasing the Witton Land Stand capacity, moving the road and buying properties etc.  The North Stand would be a fairly quick job.

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10 minutes ago, sharkyvilla said:

The 10 years thing for me suggests sorting out the trickier aspects of increasing the Witton Land Stand capacity, moving the road and buying properties etc.  The North Stand would be a fairly quick job.

Yep, I agree. They're developing plans now.  I would expect The North Stand to be a 2 - 3 year project.  Probably after that some remodelling of the offices, shop etc around the rear of that demolishing existing buildings, the hotel etc.  Then possibly if demand is there do something bigger with The Witton Lane stand. 

I also wonder if they might remodel The Holte End somehow to make bigger concourses. 

Randy did intimate interest in doing something to the ugly exterior to The Trinity before he lost interest.  Maybe they might do something there. 

Really the new North Stand will take us to 50,000.  Possibly doing something to Witton Lane takes us to 60,000. It's hard to see anything ever needing to be bigger than that unless we go on decades long domination Man United style.  That's pretty much the size of West Ham, Arsenal and Spurs and new Everton.  Even with regular Champions League that will be enough. 

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On 30/06/2021 at 21:58, ender4 said:

Except it’s in the middle of Aston!

It would be self contained. No need to venture out into the wilderness. Just stay in the Villa resort and spend your money. 

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3 hours ago, The Fun Factory said:

The Birmingham Mail have an article on the redevelopment. Unfortunately it is just a rehash of things I already know.

They do say though that the season ticket waiting list is up to 13,000 now though.

I think we will just have to wait until the club announce something. And when they do so I expect them to actually do it.

Instead of Dr Tony saying Villa Park would be 60,000 one day with no evidence or plans to back his statement up.

Was 5k when I went on yesterday

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2 hours ago, hippo said:

Yes agreed. The mail article suggests redevelopment by 2031. Which is another way of stating  the official club line "no plans to redevelop villa park in the immediate future"

I'm sure Purslow said it would be a 10 year plan, with 3 phases, the first of which would start next season? Or something along those lines.

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26 minutes ago, JAMAICAN-VILLAN said:

I'm sure Purslow said it would be a 10 year plan, with 3 phases, the first of which would start next season? Or something along those lines.

Ok - I must admit I hadn't heard that. Last I heard ground development was some way off.

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1 hour ago, dappadan said:

Was 5k when I went on yesterday

No, that’s how many season tickets are left from the 30,000 previously sold. So basically the people who haven’t yet renewed.   

Purslow confirmed there was 13,000+ on the current waiting list - the 10,000 on the original waiting list pre-Covid and then another 3,000 added.

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1 hour ago, JAMAICAN-VILLAN said:

I'm sure Purslow said it would be a 10 year plan, with 3 phases, the first of which would start next season? Or something along those lines.

Yes, 10 year plan with 3 phases.  
Not sure he said phase 1 would start next season, I think it was more like in the next couple of years depending on demand.

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