The wait is nearly over. Aston Villa return home next week for the first time since April!
We face Wigan Athletic in our second Sky Bet Championship game of the new campaign at Villa Park – following Monday's opener at Hull City.
And there's a host of reasons to be excited for our B6 comeback. Here's five to kick-off the fresh term...
1) A new era
The excitement is building around Villa Park again following the arrival of majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens earlier this month.
The duo were in town last week to check out their new project in great detail – as well as pose with the European Cup in front of the iconic Holte End.
And a new wave of optimism has since rippled through the claret and blue fanbase, just in time for the new season.
2) In demand
After record Early Bird Window sales and renewals, Season Ticket Holders have surpassed the 21,000 mark this summer.
That's more than at this time last season, when we were about to embark on a similarly enticing campaign.
We want to match or exceed the 31,500 average attendance we enjoyed last season, meaning every game will count in our bid to do so.
Get your Wigan tickets here.
3) Great prices
Ticket prices will remain the same as last term at £20-£33 for adults, £15-£20 for concessions (O65s, students in full-time education and members of the Armed Forces), £10-£17 for U21s, £5-£10 for U18s and £45-£55 for a Family Package (two adults and two U18s in selected areas).
Alternatively, you can get a Season Ticket for just £342 (adult) and £74 if you're an U18 – guaranteeing you 23 Sky Bet Championship home matches, as well as priority for away and Cup match tickets.
Click here to purchase a Season Ticket.
4) Pre-season teasers
We've been treated to a host of teasers ahead of the new season over the summer.
Whether it's been Conor Hourihane's prolific efforts in front of goal, the return of the razor sharp Jonathan Kodjia or some scintillating displays from Andre Green, there's plenty to look forward to.
We've also experimented with a 3-5-2 formation alongside a few games with the standard four at the back.
There's still plenty to be revealed in our first competitive games!
5) New signings?
This year, the summer transfer window closes on Thursday 9th August.
That means the first place to see any potential incomings from deadline week will be at the Wigan game next Saturday.
Be here to witness those possible Villa Park debuts...