Moor Green
The Moorlands

Due to a well documented fire, since January 2005, Moor Green have been forced to play their home games at Solihull Borough’s Damson Park. Having never seen a match at their own home, I was determined to get along there one of the days to at least take a few pictures, so in March 2006, I eventually made the effort to make the journey down to Birmingham.

Not having seen recent pictures of the ground since the fire, I was expecting to find a scene akin to the devastation at Feethams, which had suffered from similar attacks by vandals. After arriving outside the ground, and finding a sizable gap in the fence to get through, despite fearing the worst, I was in fact pleasantly surprised to see that far from being run down, it was in a rather good condition, in particular the pitch, which looked like football was still played on it.

At the one end was a small terrace that was in a good condition and could have been used for a match the very same day. Down both sides were no structures, other than hard standing, and at the far end, is where the Main Stand still stood. Despite still standing intact, it had been devastated by fire, and was a sad sight to see. Unfortunately, this end also housed the dressing rooms and clubhouse, otherwise, with perhaps the addition of a few more seats, it looked like the ground could still hold senior football at short notice, but with all of these effected by further vandalism, then it is understandable why Moor Green had to move.

At this point in time, it’s unclear what will happen with the ground, although only a few weeks after my visit, it seems like vandals struck again, not that this was particularly shocking, considering how easy access was. Hopefully the club can sort something out soon, and move back into the ground, however, as usual, it all comes down to money.

Welcome to Moor Green

Rear of the Main Stand

Outside the Ground

The Turnstiles

The Dugouts

The Near Side

Rear of the Far End Terrace

The Far End Terrace

The Far Side

The Far Side

The Main Stand

The Clubhouse

Damage in the Main stand

The Main Stand


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