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Holte Suite

Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6HE

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Travel and Transport

  • By Road View
    • The M6 and A38 Motorways interchange at Junction 6 (M6), where you should exit and follow the signs for the Villa Park. Villa park can be accessed by Trinity Road or Witton Lane.
  • By Train View
    • Villa Park is supported by two train stations, Aston Station and Witton Station. Both stations run regular services to and from Birmingham New Street. Witton Station is approximately 0.3 miles away. Aston Station is approximately 0.7 miles away. For further information please call National Rail on 08457 484 950 or visit the National Rail website.
  • By Bus View
    • The main two bus routes servicing Villa Park are the no 7 and no 11. In addition, services 65 and 67 also operate within walking distance of Villa Park. For full timetable information, please call 0871 200 2233 or visit www.networkwestmidlands.com. We recommend you to check the timetables ahead of the matches for updated information. Aston Villa also operates Villa special bus services. For information about the Villa Special Bus or local bus services please click here.

Traffic Exclusion Zone

  • Please note that in the interest of pedestrian safety, a traffic exclusion zone is imposed around Villa Park on match days to exclude vehicles on the following roads:
  • Witton Lane - from the junction with Aston Hall Road to the traffic island at Witton Road, and Trinity Road - between Nelson Road and Witton Lane.
  • The zone is in operation from 75 minutes prior to kick off to approximately 30-60 minutes after the final whistle. The precise timing is dependent upon traffic and pedestrian movement on the affected roads.
  • If you have permit parking in the Directors & Players car park, North Stand car park or the Villa Village car park, you can access these when the traffic exclusion zone is in operation via the P2 entrance on Witton Road.
  • If you have parking in the Holte Suite car park, please ensure that you arrive 75mins prior to kick-off.

Holte End Match Day Parking

  • Access to the Holte End car park on match days is via Trinity Road.
  • On match days there will be parking attendants located at the car park entrance and in the car park.
  • There are a total of 145 parking spaces in the car park.
  • There are 22 designated Blue Badge parking bays in the Holte End car park.
  • The designated parking bay sizes vary between 270cm x 550cm to 370cm x 450cm.
  • The car park surface is tarmac
  • There are easy and moderate slopes in places within the car park
  • Access from the car park to the nearest entrance is via easy/moderate slopes.
  • On match days there is a merchandise kiosk and food stall in the car park.

Majestic Match Day Parking

  • Access to the Majestic car park on match days is via Witton Lane.
  • On match days there will be parking attendants located at the car park entrance and in the car park.
  • There are no marked parking bays within the car park.
  • There are 25 designated Blue Badge parking spaces that can be made available in the car park.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is step free access within the car park.
  • Access from the car park to the nearest entrance is via easy/moderate slopes and dropped kerbs.

Yew Tree School Match Day Parking

  • Access to the Yew Tree School car park on match days is via Village Road.
  • On match days there will be parking attendants located at the car park entrance and in the car park.
  • There are no marked parking bays within the car park.
  • There are 45 designated Blue Badge parking spaces that can be made available in the car park.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is step free access within the car park.
  • The car park is located over 100m away from the stadium.
  • Access from the car park to the nearest entrance is via easy/moderate slopes and dropped kerbs.

Outer Walkways

  • Witton Lane is closed off as part of the traffic exclusion zone. There is step free access along Witton Lane with dropped kerbs at various locations. The path surface is tarmac. There are food stalls located at the end of Witton Lane.
  • There is an easy slope leading from Witton Lane to the Villa Village car park.
  • The Villa Village car park is located at the front of the North Stand. There are easy and moderate slopes throughout the car park.
  • There are 15+ clearly marked, medium height steps leading to the path in front of the North Stand. The steps are overcome by a steep slope located next to the steps or by an easy slope which is located to the right of the main reception. There are match day programme booths and food stalls throughout the Villa Village car park. The surface of the Villa Village car park is tarmac.
  • There is an easy slope located next to the directors and players car park. This slope leads to the Trinity Road Stand from the Villa Village car park. There is an outer concourse located at the top of the slope. The outer concourse area has food stalls, match day ticket office counters and a merchandise kiosk. The outer concourse area has a block paving and tarmac surface.
  • There is an easy slope leading from the outer concourse area to the front of the Trinity Road Stand and the McGregor Statue. The slope overcomes 2-5 deep height steps.
  • Trinity Road Stand is closed off as part of the traffic exclusion zone. There is step free access on Trinity Road with multiple dropped kerbs. The surface of Trinity Road is tarmac. There are food stalls located along Trinity Road.
  • There is an easy slope leading from Trinity Road to the Holte End car park.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes throughout the Holte End car park. There are food stalls, match day programme booths and a merchandise stall in the car park. The surface of the car park is tarmac. There are 17 clearly marked, medium height steps with handrails on both sides leading from the Holte End car park to Witton Lane.

Approach

  • There is an easy slope on the approach to the entrance.
  • There is a/are bollard(s) on the approach to the entrance.
  • The width between the bollards is 130cm.

Holte Suite Entrance

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the Holte Stand car park.
  • There is step free access to the entrance.
  • The first set of doors open towards you, are heavy, double and have an opening width of 170cm.
  • The second set of doors open towards you, are heavy, double and have an opening width of 170cm.
  • On match days there are stewards stationed at the entrance to provide assistance.

Holte Suite - Holte Stand Lower Tier Entrance

  • There are 3 sets of entrances leading from the Holte Suite to the Holte Stand Lower Tier entrance.
  • The entrances are located at the rear of the main Holte Suite hall.
  • There is step free access to the entrances.
  • The first set of doors open away from you, are heavy, double and have an opening width of 220cm.
  • The second set of doors open away from you, are heavy, double and have an opening width of 224cm.
  • On match days there are stewards stationed at the entrances to provide assistance.

Holte Suite

  • There is level access throughout the Holte Suite.
  • There is a foyer area once you enter the Holte Suite entrance. The lighting levels in the foyer are good and the surface of the floor varies between wooden and tiled. There is a bar located at the rear of the foyer.
  • On match days the main hall serves food for the Holte Stand season ticket holders. Food is served from a buffet style counter, staff can provide assistance if required.
  • The majority of table heights are 76cm.
  • The main suite is a multi-function room and the layout can vary depending on use.
  • On non match days the food service will vary depending on the use of the Holte Suite.
  • There is a bar in the main hall.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional bar and seating areas.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Holte Suite entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the main foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 225cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Induction loops are located at the following points; North Stand Reception, Villa Village Ticket Office, Villa Village Shop, Trinity Road Ticket Office, Trinity Road Stand Reception, Security Lodge and the Trinity Road Press Interview Room.