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ASTON VILLA - PREMIER LEAGUE

SATURDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2014, KICK-OFF 3.00PM BST

VILLA PARK

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ADDRESS:
Aston Villa Football Club, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE

MAP:  http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=B6+6HE

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WEATHER

Check the local weather at Netweather.tv - Weather for UK Football Grounds - http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=football

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ARSENAL TRAVEL CLUB

The official Arsenal Travel Club organise travel to all competitive games for the Men's First Team. Go to www.arsenal.com/the-match/fixtures-reports, select "Match Menu" next to the game then click the Travel tab.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Call 08457 484950 or click here for National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk - journey planner and news of service disruptions.

Call 020 7222 1234 or click here Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk for London travel service updates.

Call 08717 818178 or click here for National Express Coaches - www.nationalexpress.com for coach services.

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Travel advice from Football Supporters' Federation - www.fsf.org.uk.

By Train

Villa Park is within a short distance of two mainline railway stations. Witton railway station is approximately 5 minutes walk from Villa Park, and it takes about 15 minutes to walk from Aston railway station.

By Bus/Metro

From Birmingham city centre: catch West Midlands Travel Bus No 7 to Witton. To check services go to Travel West Midlands - www.travelwm.co.uk.

Centro - www.centro.org.uk provides general travel advice for the West Midlands.

Traveline has comprehensive travel information on 0870 608 2608

Details of the Metro system can be found at TravelMetro - www.travelmetro.co.uk.

By Car

From the South:
Leave M6 at junction 6. Follow A38 NOT A38M.

From the North:
Leave M6 at junction 6 and keep to the left-hand side following signs to A38/Lichfield NOT the city centre.

Applies to travellers from South and North:
You will come down to an island, turn right at the island. (4th exit - A5127 city centre). Following the A5127 towards the city centre keeping in the right-hand lane towards the traffic lights. Turn to the right by the large pub ahead into Aston Hall Road. On the bend, turn left under the small bridge (still Aston Hall Road). The Aston Villa Leisure Centre will be on your right-hand side. Follow the road around and turn right at the traffic lights onto Witton Lane. The stadium will be directly in front of you.

From Birmingham city centre:
By the fire station, go under Lancaster Circus onto the A38. Via left following Gravely Hill NOT towards A38M. At the roundabout head towards ‘Aston Waterlinks’ via flyover. Pass straight over 3 roundabouts following Gravely Hill signs. Turn left at next set of traffic lights onto Church Road following signs for Witton. Turn left when you hit Queens Road (still following signs for Witton) joining Witton Lane. Villa Park will be ahead of you and the main car park will be on the left-hand side.

Other Ways To Get There

Birmingham International Airport is about 8 miles east of the city centre. The stadium is approximately a 30 minute drive away from the airport.

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Eating & Drinking advice from Football Supporters' Federation - www.fsf.org.uk.

The majority of pubs around the ground are either for members only on matchdays or have doormen on entry.

The Cap and Gown (formerly the Witton Arms) with a split of both home and away fans (separate entrances). It does charge to get in and is about a two minute walk from the stadium.

The Harriers on Broadway near to Broadway School. Plenty of street parking around here and about a 10 minute walk to the stadium.

The Barton Arms is about a 15 minute walk from the stadium, on High Street, Aston. It is a Grade II listed building serving a variety of drinks and food.

The Armada at junction 6 M6 near the "Spaghetti" Junction, around a 10 min from ground. Children are welcome and food is available. There's also a number of parking spaces at the pub.

In the city centre, the area around Broad Street/Brindleyplace and Gas Street are full of various bars and clubs from Walkabout to Lloyds or O’Neill’s and everything in between.

An alternative is the area opposite the Cathedral, around Bennett’s Hill, where you’ll find a smaller cluster of pubs including The Wellington, The Hill, The Old Joint Stock and Wetherspoons Briar Rose which serves the usual breakfasts, beers and brunches from 7am during the week and from 8am at weekends. It also has accommodation too.

There are taxi ranks across the city, including on Broad Street and near to Bennett’s Hill, should you wish to get a taxi to the ground after supping up.

Otherwise the range of food on offer is comprehensive to say the least with the usual chain Italian, Indian and Chinese restaurants as well as plenty of individual outlets.

In the city centre there are the customary McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Bella Italia, KFC, Papa John’s so there’s no reason for you going hungry!

Birmingham’s famous ‘Balti Triangle’ has countless world class Balti restaurants situated in an area between the Sparkbrook, Balsall Heath and Moseley areas of south Birmingham.

If you do fancy something in particular, it’s worth looking on Visit Birmingham - www.visitbirmingham.com where you can search for restaurants by location, type of food and/or price.

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