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THE MOORLANDS

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  MOOR GREEN FOOTBALL GROUND
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Moor Green Football Ground also known as 'The Moorlands' was built in 1930. Between 1930 and 2005 it was home to Moor Green Amateur Football Club, one of the most prominent amateur clubs in Birmingham. The football club were formed in 1901 and based at the site of the football ground from 1930 onwards. It originally provided two football pitches and a cricket square. There was also a 250-seat timber grandstand built at a cost of £1,000. This later included single storey changing room and bars. In 1951, it hosted a record 5,000 spectators for an amateur cup tie against Romford. The club purchased the freehold of the ground in 1964 for £6250. In 1983, when the club rose up to the Southern League, they were required to install floodlights. Due to the complaints of local residents, the club were forced to turn their football pitch by 90 degrees resulting in the loss of the second pitch and terrace, and leaving the grandstand facing behind the goal instead of on the halfway line. In 2005, the grandstand was burnt down by vandals leaving the future of the football ground uncertain. Moor Green Amateur Football Club, members of the Nationwide Conference North (two divisions below the Football League), were forced to play their games at the home of Solihull Borough. In 2007, the club merged with Solihull Borough to become Solihull Moors.

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