Villa Park - Aston Villa FCTrinity Road Stand
The Trinity Road Stand that was built in 1924. The fans in the upper tier of this stand, used to stamp their feet in unison on the wooden floor in order to get behind their team. The stand was demolished in 2001.
The Rear Entrance To The Stand & The Famous Facade
Interior View Taken From The North
Taken From The Doug Ellis Stand
A Closer Look At The Famous Gable
External View Taken From Trinity Road
The Brickwork At The Top Of The Stand
Thanks to Ian O'Brien for supplying the photos above.
In the mid 1980's the Holte End was for a while the largest terrace at a football ground in England & Wales, with a capacity of 22,600. It was replaced by a new all seated stand during the 1994/95 season.
Thanks to Terry Williams for supplying the above photo.Old 'A' 'V' Floodlights
The photo below clearly shows the old floodlights at Villa Park. They were unusual in the respect that the actual lights were arranged so that they looked like an 'A' and a 'V'. The photo which was taken from the Holte End (this end gets its name from Sir Thomas Holte who built the nearby Aston Hall) also shows part of the old Trinity Road Stand on the left and the Witton Lane Stand opposite.
Both these sides have since been re-developed. The Witton Lane Stand (which was to be renamed the Doug Ellis Stand) was built in time for the Club to host matched from the 1996 European Championships. The building of this stand saw the removal of the floodlights and were replaced with lights attached to the front of the roofs of each of the stands.
Thanks to Chris Williams for supplying the above photo.
Below is a video from YouTube showing the ground in 1979
Thanks to W Gibson for sharing this with us:
Do you have any photos of Villa Park before it was re-developed? Well we would love to include more on this website. So if they are photos that you have taken yourself and wouldn't mind sharing them with others via this page then please