Moreirense was founded in 1938. It first reached the second division in 1995, returning again six years later, and immediately promoting to the top flight, with manager Manuel Machado leading the northerners to two consecutive championships.
From 2002–04, Moreirense achieved two mid-table positions in the top division, finishing a best-ever ninth in the latter season. As Machado departed for neighbouring Vitória de Guimarães, the club suffered two consecutive relegations, only returning again to the second level in 2010, and the first in 2012.
Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas is a multi-use stadium in Moreira de Cónegos, Braga, Portugal. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of Moreirense.
The stadium was constructed in 2002 as a result of two successful back to back promotions by the club. The stadium was constructed to play host to Moreirense's home games in the 2002-03 Primeira Liga season. During the season the club came under great criticism due to its lighting towers as well as its safety conditions around the ground. This led the club to leave the stadium temporarily for a few weeks so that the League association can investigate whether the appropriate facilities and conditions were in place to ensure the safety of the supporters and the players. The stadium was later deemed safe to play in.