| A brand new 6,000 seater ground is to be built in Truro at a cost of £10m. |
The Cornish Pirates RFC and Truro and Penwith College have announced that they are joining forces with Truro City Football Club and the club’s developer partner, to deliver the Stadium for Cornwall project together.
The breakthrough deal, which is subject to a number of legal agreements, would see both clubs and the college jointly occupy a single stadium at Langarth Farm. Work is expected to start this summer and will be ready for the 2019-20 season.
The stadium will be suitable for League Two football and could over time be increased to a capacity of 10,000.
A statement from the two clubs read: “The joint agreement will enable the strong prospect of a stadium to finally be built.”
“The community stadium will rival other similar venues currently found throughout the country.”
Truro will joint-fund the £10m ground with Championship club Pirates and Truro & Penwith College.
Pirates will remain at the Mennaye Field until then, while City will start next season at Treyew Road, potentially ground sharing with Bodmin Town before moving to the new home.
Truro chairman Peter Masters said: “Whilst (vice-chairman) Philip Perryman and I are disappointed that Silver Bow will now not go ahead, we are delighted to have taken a further step towards securing the club’s future in National League South, after so many months of uncertainty.”