Capacity: 3,050 (Seats 280)
Address: Damson Parkway, Solihull, B92 9EJ
Telephone: 0121 705 6770
Club Nickname: Moors
Year Ground Opened: 1999
Home Kit: Blue and Yellow
The ground is a very open one and is mostly comprised of terracing. There is some seating in front of the Social Club building and up above has been constructed a viewing platform for club officials and sponsors, which gives it a strange look. At the Damson Lane End is a small covered stand, which on one side has three rows of seats and on the other, terracing. The other two sides of the ground are open to the elements, consisting of flat pathway and a perimeter fence. The ground is situated very close to Birmingham Airport, so you are ‘treated’ to a procession of planes taking off throughout the afternoon.
Solihull Moors were formed after the amalgamation of Solihull Borough & Moor Green Football Clubs in 2007. Moor Green were force to leave their Moorlands Ground after their Main Stand was destroyed by fire. The ground was known as Damson Park for many years, but has been renamed the Automated Technology Group Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. The stadium is also home to Birmingham City Ladies FC and occasionally it is also used for Birmingham City reserve team matches.
The Damson Lane ground is sandwiched in-between Birmingham Airport on one side and the Jaguar Land Rover plant on the other. Consequently there is not much around in the local area, so once at the Damson Lane Ground, you tend to be a bit marooned. Still if you get to the ground reasonably early then you will find that free parking is available and the Clubhouse Bar sizeable and friendly. However if you arrive close to kick off time and there is a healthy support in attendance, then don't be surprised to find the car park full (and you then having to try and find some street parking) and the scrum four deep at the bar. For most matches segregation is not in force, but if it is put in place then away fans are allocated part of the Damson Lane End, which has a mixture of covered seating and terrace. For these segregated games with both sets of fans using the same end and under cover then this can make for a lively atmosphere. If demand requires it then part of the open East side of the ground can also be given to away fans. Refreshments are chiefly provided by the obligatory burger van, although there is a small tea hut at the back of the Damson Lane End, but this only offers hot and cold drinks, plus confectionery. If fans are segregated then this means that away supporters can't access the Clubhouse Bar at half time.
There is a social club just outside the ground which welcomes away supporters. The roof of the bar is adorned with lots of football shirts, scarves and pennants of previous visiting clubs. The Club allow you to leave the ground at half time to access the Club bar. There is even a television in the lounge showing a live picture of the inside of the stadium so that you can see when the teams have come back out onto the pitch. Or if your team is losing 5-0 then you may decide to stay in the bar!
Otherwise there is the Old Colonial pub, which is a five minute walk away. From the stadium entrance, turn right, go straight across the roundabout and the pub is down on the left.
Leave the M42 at Junction 6 and take the A45 towards Birmingham. After around two miles, you will come to a major set of traffic lights that has a Holiday Inn over to your right and the entrance to Birmingham Freight Cargo Terminal. Turn left at these lights (Sign Posted, Land Rover/Damsonwood) into Damson Parkway. Go up to the roundabout, on which there us an entrance to the Land Rover car plant. Go completely around the roundabout to come back on your self. The entrance to the ground is a short distance down on the left.
There is a fair sized car park at the ground which is free for cars arriving an hour or more before kick off. If you arrive after 2pm then there is a charge of £2.
Solihull Railway Station is situated a mile and a half away from the ground. It is served by trains from Birmingham Moor Street & London Marylebone.
If arriving at Solihull railway station or Birmingham International, you can catch the 966 bus to Damson Parkway for the ground. Just ask the driver to drop you off at the Rover Works. You can view timetables on the National Express website.
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Under 12's Free when accompanied by an adult
Concessions apply to Over 65's, Students (with valid NUS card) and Under 18's.
Official Programme £2.50
Redditch United, Leamington, Tamworth and Nuneaton
877 v Leamington (Conference North)
11th January 2014
1,448 Birmingham City Ladies v Notts County Ladies
12th October 2014, Womens Super League
2014-2015: 463 (Conference North)
2013-2014: 430 (Conference North)
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