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Matchday guide: Aston Villa v Swansea City

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Matchday guide: Aston Villa v Swansea City

Here you'll find all the matchday information ahead of our FA Cup clash with Swansea City on Saturday.

There's a big crowd in store for the return of the competition we've won seven times in our history. 

See below for all the FAQs on tickets, entertainment, travel, parking and more.

Tickets

There are now no match tickets available for our FA Cup clash with Swansea City.

We take on the Swans in the Third Round with a 3pm kick-off.

The game is available to all season ticket holders and half season ticket holders FREE OF CHARGE – all you need to do is bring your season card to gain access.

In terms of general sale, the remaining tickets have now been snapped up, with fans moving quickly to take advantage of reduced prices.

Please don’t head to Villa Park today without a ticket as there will be none available for sale.

Get in early 

Please arrive at the Swansea match as EARLY as possible on Saturday.

With big crowd that includes Villa Park first timers and fans arriving close to kick-off , lots of people present will be unfamiliar with navigation around the stadium, so don't leave it until the final minutes to start heading to your seat. 

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Entertainment  

Our Family Fun Zone is back! It'll be open from 1pm over at the Academy Building opposite the Villa Park North Stand. 

Our roaming entertainer and face painter will also be on hand at the Trinity Forecourt from 12.30pm before moving inside the family concourse area.

Popular half-time activity Prize Where It Lies is among the half-time entertainment again. Prizes from partners include: 

  • Luke 1977 Top to toe Luke package. 
  • A full Luke 1977 outfit with hat, t-shirt, jeans, belt, pants socks and trainers.
  • 32Red - A pair of tickets to the 32RED box at Villa Park for a home fixture of your choice.
  • Unibet – A choice of tickets to the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March 2019 at Cheltenham Race Course or Unibet Premier League of Darts.
  • Utilita – Two festival tickets to a live nation event.
  • Heineken – Your height in beer cases.
  • Greene King IPA - Your height in beer cases.
  • Pukka Pies –  A free pie at each game for 2018/19.
  • Science in Sport - A year's supply of protein powder.
  • Fanatics – A £150 shopping basket for Fanatics.com.
  • #PartOfThePride – A Season Ticket for 2019/20.
  • Pride Rewards – 5,000 Pride Rewards points. 
You can enter the Prize Where It Lies competition via Pride Rewards here.


Elsewhere, there's a VIP pre-match event that includes food, drink, a quiz and a visit from a former Aston Villa player. Enter via Pride Rewards here.

Finally, our Fifty50 raffle will also be happening.

Fifty50 ticket sellers will be located around Villa Park at every game during the season, and tickets cost just £2 each. 

Check out the new Fifty50 website and enter tonight's draw here.

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Travel note 

Please make plans to arrive at the stadium as early as possible on matchday this season. To assist with this, an earlier traffic exclusion time has been introduced around the ground – meaning there will be less traffic on Trinity Road from 90 minutes before kick-off.

All other info 

Please note our Pride Rewards collection point has moved to the Villa Village Reception. 

Ecash will be in available in and around the stadium on your Season Card. Gain points or spend them inside Villa Park or the Villa Store.

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By @AVFCOfficial 4th January 2019