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Aston Villa announce plans to expand Villa Park

Aston Villa are seeking fans consultation on expanding Villa Park.

Proposals would see the North Stand completely rebuilt, with the addition of around 7,400 seats as part of the biggest redevelopment of the ground for more than two decades.

A multi-use entertainment and retail venue, named Villa Live, would also be built on the existing North Stand car park.

The consultation runs until July 24 and gives supporters and the public the chance to have their say on the plans.

Chief executive Christian Purslow said: “We are excited to share our vision for Villa Park to become a world-class sporting venue and thriving community destination.

“It is important we gain the feedback of our local community, fans, and organisations, as we want them to play a key role in shaping the next chapter in Villa Park's illustrious history.

“The redevelopment of the stadium is vital to the club to satisfy growing demand."

Villa Park's current capacity is 42,682 with the club having capped the sales of season tickets at 30,000 for the past three seasons. More than 20,000 supporters are currently on a season ticket waiting list and plans to rebuild the North Stand are the first phase of a long-term development which would eventually see the ground's capacity top 52,500.

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