​Aston Villa discussing plans to relocate training facility

Published on: 08 December 2017

Aston Villa are seriously considering moving their training complex, due to the creation of a high speed link by the English government – HS2.

In the past week, Villa's chief executive Keith Wyness had a meeting with the Department of Transport, where they spoke about the impact of the nearly £25billion high-speed train on Villa's Bodymoor Health training complex.

It appears that Villa are satisfied with the compensation they would receive for the training complex being impacted by the high speed rail. It is suggested the rail would go right through some of Villa's academy pitches.

Wyness spoke with the Birmingham Mail about the issue: "We are hugely appreciative of the time the minister spent with us.

"He showed an obvious appreciation for the significant problem we face and how we are very quickly running out of time."

"Unless HS2 really steps up we face great uncertainty."

Villa have yet to unveil their specifics for the training ground relocation, and more talks with the Department of Transport are expected.

Source: tribalfootball.com