Information for fans travelling to Solihull

Information for fans travelling to Solihull

The following information is provided for those supporters who are making the journey to Solihull Moors on Saturday.

Address:
The ARMCO Arena
Damson Parkway
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 2PP

Directions

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 is an entrance to the Land Rover car plant. Go completely around the roundabout to come back on yourself. The entrance to the ground is a short distance down on the left.

The post code used by the club takes you a fair distance from the stadium. I have found using this post code for SatNavs: B92 0PF takes you much closer to the roundabout by the Land Rovers Works next to the stadium.

Car Parking

There is a fair sized car park at the ground which costs £5. However, it does fill up quickly so make sure you arrive in plenty of time. For some bigger games then the NCP Car Park at the Birmingham Airport Cargo Terminal (B26 3QT) allows fans to park there at a cost of £2. But you need to inform the NCP staff on entry that you are there for the football and they will issue you with a ticket. The NCP Car Park is just under a mile away from the ground, or about a 20 minute walk.

Coach Parking

Coaches drop off on the main road outside, park at the airport site and then come back for the end of the game.

Rail

Solihull Railway Station is served by trains from Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone. The ground is situated two and half miles away from the station in a roughly north-easterly direction.

Bus

The X12 runs to the ground every 15/20 minutes from Solihull Town Centre, the NCP & Birmingham International.

Away Supporters

This game will be segregated. Away fans are mostly housed in the Draintech Terrace at one end of the ground. Solihull gave an initial allocation of 750 which has now sold out and do not plan on giving any further allocation.  This terrace is mostly covered to the rear and has seven steps with a capacity of just under 1,000.The acoustics of the away terrace are good, meaning that a good atmosphere can be generated. Please note that on reaching the ground then the away end is at the opposite end to the ground entrance, so you have to go around the club car park to your right to reach the visitors turnstiles.

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.

Drinking establishments in around the area

 If the game is segregated then normally one of the bars is specifically allocated to visiting supporters.  Inside the ground near the corner of the away sections is a small indoor area called the ‘Sadlers Bar’ that amongst other alcoholic drinks serves Sadlers Peaky Blinders Ale. If parking at the Birmingham Airport Cargo Terminal NCP Car Park, then there is a Holiday Inn on site which also has a bar. Otherwise, there are no other places to drink close by to the ground, so it would be a case of stopping somewhere en route.