Just over 3,600 Aston Villa supporters will be making the 100mile trip down the M5 to watch Aston Villa take on Bristol City at Ashton Gate Stadium.
Ashton Gate Stadium has been the home of Bristol City since 1904. During that time the stadium has had various facelifts including the most recent improvement being the new Lansdown Stand. It is the biggest of the four stands spread over two tiers holding 11,000 spectators.
The stadium has a capacity of 27,000 (all seated).
The away supporters are housed at one end of Ashton Gate in the Atyeo Stand where up to 4,200 fans can be accommodated.
The stand is pillar free and close to the pitch. It is said that a good atmosphere can be created in this stand.
Alcohol is available inside the stadium depending on behavior priced between £4-£4.50. There are various food options also available including Sausage rolls (£3) and pastries (£3.70).
I need a pre-match pint!
Just outside Temple Meads station, there is a Wetherspoons pub called Knights Templar. It is located two minutes from the station as you walk towards the Temple area it is to the left of the square.
Another popular choice for away fans is the Nova Scotia Hotel which is by the Waterfront.
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How do I get there?
The nearest railway station to Ashton Gate is Parson Street which is about a 20-minute walk away from the stadium. The journey from Birmingham New Street will take around 1 hour and 50 minutes.
If you are driving then leave the M5 motorway at junction 18 and head along the Portway (A4) following signs towards Bristol Airport. Over the swing bridge, branching left into Winterstoke Road and left again at the traffic lights for Ashton Gate.
Bristol City FC encourages visitors to use public transport where possible as parking around the stadium is extremely limited.
Private parking is available in the area, please visit justpark.com for more information. Otherwise, other parking is available in the Ashton Vale Road Industrial Estate and the Bedminster Cricket Club. Arrive early as they usually fill up very quickly.
If you have Twitter then it is well worth following the official WMP Villa FC account. PC Stuart Bladen usually tweets live updates throughout the day.