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Aston Villa Football Club also known as Villa, The Villa and The Villans is a professional English Football league club based in Aston, Birmingham. The club was founded in 1874 and have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa were founder members of The Football League in 1888. They were also founder members of the Premier League in 1992.The club was floated by the previous owner and chairman Doug Ellis, but in 2006 full control of the club was acquired by Randy Lerner.
They are one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in England, having won the First Division Championship seven times and the FA Cup seven times. Villa also won the 1981–82 European Cup, one of only four English clubs to win what is now the UEFA Champions League. Aston Villa has the fourth highest total of major honours won by an English club.
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Villa Park Information
Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B6 6HE
From the North
Leave the M42 junction 7 onto the M6. Exit the M6 at junction 6 onto the A38 (M) Aston expressway. Take the first exit right onto Victoria Road. At the roundabout, take the right exit into Whitton road, for Villa park.
From the South
Take the M1 to junction 19, and then exit onto the M6. At junction 6, turn onto the A38, and follow the directions as above.
From the East
Approaching on the M42, turn off at junction 8 and get onto the M6, heading towards Birmingham, and follow the directions as above.
From Birmingham New Street Station (...the main railway station in Birmingham), change for Witton or Aston. This is a local service and takes about 5 minutes to reach Aston station, from where the ground in about a 10 minute walk (...follow the crowd as it's normally busy). A further 3 minutes on the train is Witton, which is closer to Villa Park (...about a 3 minute walk). Beware though... not all trains travel to Witton.
The No. 7 is the bus that goes closest to Villa Park. You normally catch it outside the McDonalds in High Street in the city centre. It's about a 5 minutes walk from the train station and will stop at Trinity Road or Witton Island. You can also catch the 102 or 104, as these will drop you on Lichfield Road about 10 minutes away from the ground.