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Stadium Tours 2014: Huge hands Guzan sure of B6 family visit

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Stadium Tours 2014: Huge hands Guzan sure of B6 family visit

Brad Guzan says his folks loved their stadium tours experience when they looked around the fab facilities shortly after he put pen to paper with Villa in 2008.

Now he expects them to fly over from USA again, after he became an integral part of the weekly two-hour journey around B6.

Guzan met up with Nigel Spink at Bodymoor Heath as work began on creating moulds of their famous hands.

Guzan and Spink both got measured up for their debut in the new 'Heritage Zone'.

You'll soon be able to view moulds of the giant paws of Guzan [above] and Spink, with the ability to see how your own mitts measure up to theirs.

And Guzan said: "It was a fantastic experience. It was cool going through the whole process.

"Now I will have to get down to Villa Park in the week when it's up and have a look.

"It was nice to be a part of it all. Hopefully the fans enjoy it.

"The cool thing is to think that I will be a part of the tours experience, with all the history that goes with it.

"My folks came over to visit Villa Park when I joined. They did the stadium tour. They loved it. I remember them telling me how impressed they were.

"They thought it was great. And they totally appreciated the esteem and heritage and, of course, great current facilities at the ground.

"Now the hand casts are becoming part of it, I will have to fly them back over with the rest of the family!"

Our 'Heritage Zone' is a cool new addition to our stadium tours experience.

Villa's glorious and rich history is celebrated in the ace area, which has marvellous mementos, facts and figures and in-depth video clips.

Our tours are a behind-the-scenes look at our famous ground, which marries tradition with state-of-the-art facilities.

Soak up the atmosphere and walk in the footsteps of Villa's finest players, both past and present, in an exhilarating experience which highlights the club's proud history.

Take Paul Lambert's position on the manager's bench and give your verdict on the game in the post-match interview room.

Experience the high life in our fantastic Trinity Road hospitality suites and also see where the directors entertain their celebrity guests.

Imagine the roar of the crowd as you emerge from the players tunnel and out into the 42,640 capacity stadium.

Get a real feel for how the players prepare in the hours leading up to a match by paying an exclusive visit to the players lounge and dressing rooms.

This exciting and informative tour allows access to areas that are only available to players and officials.

We promise you a tour you will never forget, so have your cameras ready for those personal mementos of your visit.

Tours cost £12.95 [adults], £7.95 [U16s] and £37.50 [family] for weekday tour only and £25.95 [adult], £13.95 [U16s] and £71.50 [family] for Sunday tour and lunch.

Tours run on Fridays and selected Wednesdays and Sundays.

They last approximately two hours and involve walking.

To book, click here or contact 0800 612 0950.

By @AVFCOfficial 15th January 2014
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