Aston Villa has sold their allocation for their trip to South London to take on Millwall at The Den on Sunday afternoon.
The Den, previously known as The New Den has been the home of Millwall since 1993 when it replaced The Old Den. The stadium is Millwall’s sixth stadium since their formation in 1885.
The stadium is made up of four stands that are all similar looking.The Barry Kitchener Stand is named after a former player and has the players tunnel and team dugouts at its front. It sits opposite the Dockers stand and in between the East and North Stands. The Den has a capacity of 20,146
THE AWAY SUPPORTERS
Away supporters are located in the Upper North Stand where up to 4,000 fans can be accommodated. Millwall restricted Villa to half of this allocation.
Although Millwall is not as threatening as it once was, fans are told to keep their wits about them. There is usually a large police presence but some fans have said that it can still feel quite intimidating.
The concourse is said to be quite bland and tight for space. There is the usual food available such as Cheese & Onion Pasties (£3.40), Sausage Rolls (£3.10), Burgers (£4) and Chips (£2.10). There are also pies (£3.40) from the Pie Factory.
Alcohol is available inside the stadium depending on fan behaviour. Cans of Tetleys Smooth and bottles of Carlsberg (£4.10) are available as well as Somersby Cider (£4.60).
ANY CHANCE OF A BEER?
Away supporters are advised not to drink around The Den. Most supporters tend to drink around London Bridge but are advised to keep colours covered up.
The Shipwrights Arms on Tooley Street, The Bunch of Grapes on Thomas Street and the Wetherspoons outlet, Pommelers Rest on Tower Bridge Road are all popular with away supporters. It is a short train journey away from The Den but should you leave 45 minutes before kick off you should arrive at the ground with plenty of time.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Leave Junction 2 of the M25 and follow the A2. Once you go past the New Cross Gate tube station on your right, the ground is around 1 mile further on. The road will split into two so stick to the right following signs towards the City/Westminster.
A train from Birmingham New Street to South Bermondsey Railway Station will take you a little over three hours.
Street parking is available at the small estate on your left just past The Den. There are no sizeable car parks around the stadium so if you do park on a surrounding street just check the lamp posts for parking restrictions.
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.