CR MOT Centre Community Stadium

The Lamb Ground

The Lamb Ground — also known as CR MOT Centre Community Stadium for sponsorship purposes — is a sports stadium in Tamworth, Staffordshire and the home ground of Tamworth Football Club.

Tamworth F.C. moved to the Lamb ground for the 1934/35 season and have remained there ever since, continuously upgrading the facilities to support their ascent in non-league football. The ground’s name originates from the Lamb Inn, which stood near the current car park entrance. Initially, the site was used as a pig farm and by Kettlebrook Oakfield F.C. before Tamworth’s arrival. Early players changed in the Lamb Inn and ran to the pitch, but over time, the ground has been developed to include modern changing rooms, a clubhouse, a sponsors’ lounge, covered terraces, and spectator seating.

The ground’s first floodlights, acquired from Scarborough F.C. in 1969, were inaugurated with a friendly against Gillingham. One pylon was later removed to accommodate the main stand, built in 1996, which provides covered seating for 518 spectators, including wheelchair spaces and reserved seating for officials and season ticket holders. The main stand can be dismantled and relocated if the club moves. The ground’s sides have informal names, with the north side known variously as the Main Stand side, North Side, Popular Side, and Town Side, while the opposite Kettlebrook side features a vocal supporter section in “The Shed.”

The Castle End is an open terrace, constructed in 1996, with a history of various names reflecting its evolving appearance and use, such as Grit End, Grass Bank, and Peelers Way End. The clubhouse, open on match days and for other events, incorporates parts of the old and new buildings and includes a bar and stage. The changing rooms, obtained from Salisbury City, and offices are behind The Shed. The club shop and multiple catering facilities serve the ground. In 2014, O2 became the ground’s first sponsor, and the pitch was upgraded to a 3G FIFA 2-star surface in 2016, transforming the Lamb into a community hub. The ground is now known as the CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at The Lamb.