Date:Friday October 19 2007
Aston Villa will not be relocating like so many other English clubs have done, as Randy Lerner sets out his vision for the current stadium.
The Villa owner stated very frankly that no discussion or interest had cropped up regarding any move away and that they were actively looking at ways to improve the current stadium. Since purchasing the club 12 months ago, £13million has gone towards the impressive new training ground at Bodymoor and the refurbishment of the Holte Hotel. Following the completion of both projects, Lerner’s attention will now switch to the ground, and how the infrastructure can be improved though would not be drawn into specifics.
Speaking to avfc.co.uk Lerner remarked: 'We're considering it. I'd say we're focused internally on how we can upgrade Villa Park. It's premature to target any sort of area of the stadium at this point.
'We have begun to research with some firms of architects and businesses who come in and think about what you have, and how you may be able to upgrade or expand.
He added: “We're starting to get focused on how Villa and Villa Park stacks up in that light and starting to think about what we can do about it.”
Vital Villa member avfc48 suggested previously in his article 'Villa Park. Time To Move?' that the club may be interested in looking at a new stadium, however it appears that the management at Villa see the club remaining in the traditional home that is Villa Park.
Date:Friday October 19 2007
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