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Message from Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow and Head of Security Keith Wiseman

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Message from Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow and Head of Security Keith Wiseman

Aston Villa is committed to making Villa Park a family-friendly, open and inclusive stadium and will continue to make our famous home a safe and friendly environment for all football supporters. 

There have been a number of high-profile incidents in English football this season where verbal and even physical abuse has gone way beyond normal, passionate support. We at Aston Villa totally disapprove of this type of behaviour. 

We encourage all of our fans to report to our numerous staff and stewards, or to our dedicated hotline post-match, anyone who is behaving in a way which is unacceptable to decent, law-abiding citizens. We will then identity culprits and show zero tolerance. 

As part of this commitment to seek to make attending matches at Villa Park an enjoyable and safe experience for the whole family, we are announcing today that we will welcome U3s into the family section from next season as we strive to make the matchday experience a pleasant one for all.

We would also like to remind all supporters that any encroachment onto the playing surface, or any area adjacent to the pitch in which spectators are not generally admitted, is a criminal offence.

Come along, support the team and enjoy your day at Villa Park.


AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 15th March 2019