Solihull

Norman Green Athletics Centre

Norman Green Sports Centre
Blossomfield Road
SOLIHULL
B91 1NB

Telephone: 0121 705 4474
Fax: 0121 711 4870

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Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Solihull
Ceremonial County: West Midlands

NUTS Name: Solihull

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OS National Grid Reference: SP 144793
National Grid Reference: 414400, 279300

Paper Maps:
A-Z Birmingham 4E 151
A-Z West Midlands 6A 138
A-Z Birmingham (Ed 2A and older) 4D 108
OS Explorer Map: 220
OS Pathfinder Map: 954

Train: Solihull

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0700-Dusk/2200 (floodlit Mon & Wed 1830-2000, Tue & Thu 1830-2030), Sat 0800-Dusk/1900, Sun 0900-Dusk/2000
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.10, Junior 1.30

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed

Changing: Full in Sports Centre
Floodlights: Track only
Seating: 576 (approx) covered

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 31st May 2003 (PV excluded)

Clubs: Solihull & Small Heath AC

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Other Info:
The track was originally 440y cinder. It was built on clay and the Alderbrook stream had to be diverted from running diagonally across the track area. There is a plaque at the track unveiled by the then Mayor of Solihull Alderman E.N. Hiley on 13th July 1959 to the mark the start of construction of it, the pavilion and the Youth Centre (both now part of the Sports Centre). The track was opened in July 1961 by Mr Keith Thompson MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Education. A 189 foot 3M 'Tartan' synthetic LJ run-up was constructed here as a test in 1966 and opened by Lyn Davies with the first recorded use in competition on 16th Sep 1967 and was the first use of this surface in competition at a UK track. The track used to be referred to as being in Tudor Grange Park. It was upgraded to a full synthetic track in 1985. The roof on the Norman Green Stand was opened on 15th Nov 1992. Councillor Norman Green was Solihull's Deputy Mayor in the late 1970s and in charge of the Appeal fund for the synthetic track.

Last update: 29/05/2000

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