The prospect of seeing Eidur Gudjohnsen, Marc Wilson and Jermaine Pennant making their debuts in the Britannia Stadium encounter on Monday 13th September meant that the Britannia Stadium Ticket Office has been busy in the past 24 hours.
Indeed, City could have a fourth player making his home debut in the shape of club record signing Kenwyne Jones when they take on Villa.
"Transfer deadline day created a lot of interest and excitement among supporters and that has been reflected in the number of tickets we have sold for Villa since we announced the new signings," City's Chief Executive Tony Scholes told the club's website.
"There were a lot of people at the stadium on Tuesday to see the new players arriving and the Ticket Office has been very busy ever since."
He added: "We still have tickets remaining for the Villa match, but they are selling fast, so we would urge people to book early. As ever, there should be a fantastic atmosphere for a great occasion when we welcome these new signings."