Villa's clash against Rotherham in the Capital One Cup has been confirmed to take place on Wednesday August 28.
The second round tie at Villa Park will kick off at 7.45pm.
Rotherham are currently playing in League One, after gaining promotion last term by finishing second in League Two.
Villa defeated The Millers in the inaugural League Cup final, featuring the likes of Nigel Sims and Bobby Thomson.
Rotherham won the first leg at home 2-0 but Villa came back in the second leg 3-0 to come through 3-2 on aggregate.
Due to fixture congestion, the second leg wasn't played until after the start of the 1961-2 season.
As a result Villa began their defence of the trophy just eight days after winning it.
Villa went out at the semi-final stage last season, going down to Bradford.
Boss Paul Lambert will be eager to avoid any upset this time around but knows this will be a tough tie.
Look out for ticket details over the coming days.
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