‘Take the cash’: Some Aston Villa fans react to rumours of potential stadium name change

General view of Villa Park before the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers at Villa Park on March 13, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa could change the name of their stadium.

A general view of Villa Park ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Reading at Villa Park on April 15, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the rumours of a potential name change to their stadium Villa Park with many suggesting it could be a good move for the club.

According to a report in the Birmingham Mail, Villa’s owners are to consider a stadium rebrand in 2019 as they look at further ways to generate income for the west Midlands club.

 

Villa have played at Villa Park since 1897, and they have never had a sponsorship partner. However, with football ever-changing and the competition growing, Villa can’t afford to pass up potentially lucrative sponsorship deals.

Taking to Twitter, many supporters suggest Villa Park will always be the stadium’s name, and that any sponsorship deal can only be a good thing as the club seeks a return to the Premier League.

Villa are currently in their third season after dropping out of the Premier League, and last summer they were for a while under serious financial trouble after missing out on promotion last season.

Fortunately for Villa, former owner Tony Xia, who is still part of the set-up at Villa Park, managed to find new investors and the club were saved from a potential mass exodus of leading players.

A general view of The Holte End at Villa Park, home stadium of Aston Villa prior to the Sky Bet Championship match at Villa Park on September 18, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

With the Villans having already rebranded their Bodymoor Heath training ground - bringing in a total of £4 million according to the Birmingham Mail – looking at options on the stadium could give them a further cash windfall.

On the pitch, Villa are currently midtable and find themselves behind the likes of Derby County, Nottingham Forest, West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough all of whom have the financial power to compete at the top.

A general view of Villa Park the home stadium of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Villa Park on March 10, 2018 in...

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