Villa could welcome 250 millionth Barclays Premier League fan!
The Barclays Premier League is preparing to welcome the 250 millionth fan through the turnstiles - and it could well be at Villa Park!
The momentous mark is expected to be reached on Tuesday November 27 when Villa take on Reading at Villa Park and Sunderland host Queens Park Rangers at The Stadium of Light .
Since its formation, the Barclays Premier League has been growing in popularity with average attendance figures increasing from 21,125 in 1992-93 compared to 34,646 during the 2011-12 season.
Over the last 20 years stadium capacities have grown across the country allowing an extra four million fans a season to watch their favourite teams.
Statistics for Villa Park reads as follows: 34,803 average and 13,607,940 in total.
To mark the occasion Barclays, title sponsor of the Barclays Premier League, is launching a 'Find the Fan' competition to reward a supporter and three friends from each of the 20 clubs with a VIP trip to see their team in a Barclays Premier League match, including hospitality and first class travel and accommodation.
Barclays photographers will be at all 20 Barclays Premier League fixtures on November 24 & 25 and 27 & 28 and will be taking exclusive pictures of both home and away fans on the matchdays to find a supporter from each club to represent the 250 million fans.
The images will be uploaded on to the Barclays Football Facebook site - www.facebook.com/BarclaysFootball - where fans will be asked to identify themselves to be eligible for the VIP prize draw.
Barclays are also taking a look back at the past 21 seasons by sharing some of the best images of those action packed years across their social media channels and inviting fans to post their memories of these historic moments.
Fans should go to www.facebook.com/BarclaysFootball for more details.