Birmingham

Villa Park

Aston Villa Football Club plc
Villa Park
Trinity Road
BIRMINGHAM
B6 6HE

Telephone: 0121 327 2299
Fax: 0121 322 2107

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Type: Cinder (no longer exists - track removed), , lanes, lane straight

Authority:
Ceremonial County: West Midlands

NUTS Name: Birmingham (VP)

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Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
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OS National Grid Reference: SP 079901
National Grid Reference: 407900, 290100

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A-Z West Midlands # 69
A-Z Birmingham (Ed 2A and older) #

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Other Info:

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In the 1890s the land occupying the track at the Aston Lower Grounds on the Lower Grounds Meadow had been sold off for housing and now Nelson, Jardine & Endicott Roads occupy the site. A new ground was built over the site of the gardens & lake immediately south-east of the original track and was used during the early 1890s for athletics. This ground was acquired, initially on a rental basis but with an option to buy, by Aston Villa FC in 1896 and what was later to be known as Villa Park opened on 17th April 1897. This initially had a 24 foot wide concrete cycle track and a cinder running track. Many athletics and cycle events were staged here prior to the First World War. Birmingham Police AC held a meeting here on 14th April 1914 with athletic and cycling events which was probably one of the last as the cycle track was demolished in 1914. The running track had definitely gone by 1922 when the Trinity Road started to be built and the ground squared off. In the book "Villa Park 100 Years" by Simon Inglis a picture of a "training ticket" for the track costing 10 and 6 for the season.

Last update: 29/12/2001

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