- Address: Trinity Road, Birmingham
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 42,000
- Opened: 1897
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Aston Villa (football)
Extra stadium info – Villa Park
The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1946, when 76,000 people visited the match between tenants Aston Villa Football Club and Derby County Football Club. In 1999, it hosted the last final of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup. SS Lazio from the Italian Republic won the game after beating RCD Mallorca from Spain. 33,000 people showed up for the final.
The FIFA World Cup
The venue hosted three FIFA World Cup matches in 1966. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the venue took place on 12 July, when the national football team of the Argentine Republic defeated Spain 2-1 in front of 42,000 spectators. The 1966 FIFA World Cup was won by the national football team of England after winning the final 4-2. 96,000 fans attended the final in London. It became the first-ever FIFA World Cup won by England.
Aston Villa Football Club
Aston Villa was founded in 1874 and they won the English top-flight football league several times. They were crowned English football champions in 1894 for the first time in their history. Aston Villa Football Club drew an average home attendance of 29,000 in their inaugural Premier League season. In 1982, Aston Villa FC won the European Cup for the first time in their history. The club won the trophy after beating FC Bayern München from Germany in the final, which took place in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. 46,000 spectators showed up for the final. The same year, AVFC won the tournament which is now known as the UEFA Super Cup after defeating FC Barcelona from Spain in a two-legged final.