Security measures at Villa Park

Villa-ParkAston Villa have asked all West Ham fans to turn up at Villa Park on Boxing day at least 30 minutes before the 3pm kick off because of continuing security awareness following the November Paris attacks.

The Hammers have an allocation of 3,000 tickets costing £41 for adults, £19 for under 18’s and £12 for the under 8’s.

Aston Villa have released a statement saying:

“We are continuing to operate with an increased level of security for our forthcoming home games, including our Boxing Day encounter with West Ham. Therefore, we would ask all fans to arrive at Villa Park no later than 30 minutes before kick-off (2.30pm).

To help with security measures, we would also request fans to approach the turnstiles with coats and jackets unfastened and open. Please be aware that we are unable to store large bags and suitcases and these items will not be allowed into the stadium. Also, to assist in keeping the stadium as secure as possible, the smoking area at the top of the external Holte End stairs will not be in operation at half-time until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter