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Villa - Higher, Higher, Higher!

Randy Lerner will look at increasing the capacity of Villa Park if his takeover of Aston Villa is completed.

However he also knows that the current seats will have to be filled first - something that shouldn't take long with Martin O'Neill and some money behind him!

Keith Harris, one of RAL's advisors said: 'There's planning permission to increase Villa Park to 50,000, but last season the club struggled to fill the 42,0000 capacity they already have. It's a grand stadium but it's not quite in keeping with some of the other new innovations in football ground design. That's not to say that it's not a good stadium in its own right. There's no point in looking too far forward. Randy doesn't own it yet but when he does there'll be some changes to stadium design which will hopefully be fan-supportive and fan-friendly.'

And following wild claims that Randy would look to move Villa Park or even merge with rival teams, Harris says 'But no, he isn't going to move the stadium. It's not an accident that so many FA Cup semi-finals have been played there over the years. That says it all.'

Shareholders will also have been able to see assurances in the offer document that they aren't looking to move Villa Park, just develop it.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 21 2006
Time: 7:36PM

Comments

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Keith Harris, isn't he that guy that walks around with his hand up that fluffy green duck's bottom?
Villain Of The North
21/08/2006 19:47:00
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"Randy doesn't own it yet but when he does" Thats the best bit about that article! I couldnt give a ***** what he does to the north stand, its the worst part of the ground.
danvilla2
21/08/2006 19:54:00
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please please please, lets fill villa park on wednesday night to show these peple what this great club means to the supporters and to offer a noisy welcome to mon and randy who will almost certainly see some tv clips of the game from the u.s. are all those stay awayers coming back??
JASON
21/08/2006 20:01:00
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I am not a Villa fan but I do know a little bit about football. If Villa become a top 4 club even 50,000 will be too small. There is an IF in that statement though.....
greyhound
21/08/2006 20:09:00
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greyhound, yes you did put an "if" in that sentance, It would have been more accurate if you had used the words "IN THE NEAR FUTURE WHEN" UP THE VILLA
steff_the_villan
21/08/2006 20:30:00
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ha ha it would be funny if another advisor had the last name Orville
Christo
21/08/2006 20:43:00
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Jason, I'll be there on Wed night having been disallusioned of late. Used to be a season ticket holder but couldn't bear to warch DOL brand of footy. Hope the atmosphere rocks and the players respond.
Gazvilla
21/08/2006 22:01:00
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Wednesday night's MON & Randy love-in will be awesome! I'll be there, waving my stars n stripes Balti Pie in the Witton Lane stand. The O'Neill inspired brand of footy should be good too!
pongogidman
21/08/2006 22:09:00
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I'll be back on Wednesday too. Season ticketholder for many years until the last two. Three of us coming down from North Wales. Got fed up with the negative attitude of recent years. Bring back the good old times.
Gordonsleftboot
21/08/2006 22:21:00
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And lets hope all the "Im not setting foot till Ellis has gone" lot including my bro start coming again, i did miss a few home games last season but o'dreary style of football and spin began to cereasly bug me.
the flying villain
21/08/2006 22:57:00
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