Aston Villa - Bodymoor Facelift
UK time is: 23:20:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bodymoor Facelift

Villa have unveiled the long awaited plans for a new £8m training facilities being developed at Bodymoor Heath.

Doug, at the AGM last week, said the current facilities - built in 1971 - were a bit 'tired'. John Gregory and Graham Taylor both championed the need for new facilities saying we had fallen behind even the smaller clubs in the Prem.

The official sites saying the first phase will start soon on a 40 000 sq foot area adjacent to the current facilities.

It will include an indoor training centre, four full-sized grass pitches, 15 changing rooms, swimming pool and gymnasium as well as offices and a dining area.

Former Villa manager John Gregory had been amongst those to complain that an overhaul of Villa's training facilities was needed during his reign which ended in early 2002.

Mr Ellis said 'Bodymoor Heath was built in 1971 and the current complex is now looking, shall we say, tired and the new project will make us all very proud for many years to come. I am sure it will also help us in attracting new players. I hope this facility will compare with the best there is around.'

It is a shame that it has taken so long, as Villa had to fight with planners due to the green belt nature of the land. There were also delays a year or so back, if I remember reports correctly, because conservationists had found some rare newts in one of the ponds!

The development should be completed within two years and the funding has been ring fenced so as not to affect team funds.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 18 2005

Time: 2:35PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
about bloody time and all!
danvilla2
Report Abuse
24/10/2005 21:32:00

about bloody time and all!
danvilla2
Report Abuse
24/10/2005 21:32:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Ilori Makes Move On Loan (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Bennett Gets Cherries Loan (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Lescott On Joining Boyhood Club (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Lescott, Bennett & Ilori (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Lescott Seals Villa Move (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Lescott Shortly? (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Anderlecht Keeper Joins On (Tuesday September 1 2015)

Calder To Dundee Confirmed (Monday August 31 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 4 1 2 1 1 5
10. Southampton 4 1 2 1 0 5
11. AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12. Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 -1 4
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Butland wins Norwich Man of the Match poll
Stoke : 01/09/2015 20:18:00
Norwich Sign Jarvis
Norwich : 01/09/2015 20:13:00
Ilori Makes Move On Loan
Aston Villa : 01/09/2015 20:12:00
Ireland wins Tottenham Man of the Match poll
Stoke : 01/09/2015 20:07:01
Chairman Talks Deadline Day
WBA : 01/09/2015 20:04:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa Player Of August?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Guzan 3%
Clark 0%
Richards 2%
Amavi 13%
Westwood 4%
Gueye 27%
Sinclair 36%
Gabby 2%
Sanchez 13%
Other 0%