Villa Park History

Villa Park in Pictures

Villa Park is one of the oldest and most famous stadiums in Europe.

Opened in 1897, it has hosted World Cup, European Championship and other international football matches as well as more FA Cup semi-finals than any other venue.

The stadium was also the venue for the last ever European Cup Winners Cup final between Lazio and Real Mallorca in 1999.

World Cup Venue

This famous venue is also one of a very select few that has hosted international matches over three different centuries, the first senior international taking place in 1899. Villa Park hosted 3 matches during the 1966 World Cup.

And it’s not just football that has graced the club’s spiritual home.

Villa Park has also been the setting for music concerts, featuring the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Barry White and Duran Duran.

Even the famous evangelist Billy Graham addressed the masses at Villa Park. It truly is a blessed stadium – but then again, you knew that already!

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