Billesley Common

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Billesley Common
Moseley v Northhampton at Bils 2007.JPG
Moseley v Northampton (December 2007)
LocationBirmingham, England
Coordinates52°25′19″N 1°52′48″W / 52.422°N 1.880°W / 52.422; -1.880Coordinates: 52°25′19″N 1°52′48″W / 52.422°N 1.880°W / 52.422; -1.880
OwnerBirmingham City Council
Capacity5,000 (1,300 seated)
SurfaceGrass + 3G All Weather Training Pitch
Construction
Broke ground2005
Built2005
Expanded2014/15
Tenants
Birmingham Moseley RFC (2005-Present)
Moseley Oak RFC (2008-Present)
Birmingham Bulldogs RLFC (2016-Present)

Billesley Common is a recreational area of public open space in South Birmingham, England. It is situated along the Yardley Wood Road, between the suburbs of Moseley and Yardley Wood.

Birmingham's rugby union team, Moseley Rugby Football Club of the National League 1 are leasing part of the common from Birmingham City Council for their pitches and clubhouse. The ground had a seating capacity of 1,450 in the original stand;[1] however a new 5,000 seater stand and clubhouse was approved by the council to be built opposite the original stand. This has since been completed.[2] Birmingham Moseley's sister club Moseley Oak (formally Selly Oak RFC) have played at Billesley Common since 2008. In 2016, Birmingham Bulldogs announced that they would play their home games at the common.

Billesley Common was first mentioned in 1774 as being 'common wasteland'.

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  • Victor Skipp (1987). The History of Greater Birmingham - down to 1830. V. H. T. Skipp. ISBN 0-9506998-0-2.