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.
The parties are working together to secure the £10 million required to fund the 6,000 capacity facility, which will include funding being provided by the Cornish Pirates RFC, Truro and Penwith College, and Truro City Football Club.
A spokesperson for the parties involved said:
“Following extensive discussions between the parties, it has now been mutually agreed that it is in the best interests of Truro City Football Club, the Cornish Pirates RFC and Truro and Penwith College that they join together in occupation of a single Stadium for Cornwall at Langarth Farm.
“The joint agreement will enable the strong prospect of a stadium in Cornwall to finally be built, along with high grade community facilities and sports pitches. The community stadium will rival other similar venues currently found throughout the country, whilst at the same time protecting the long term future of both clubs and providing a first class education and training facility for the college.
“There is still a lot of work to be done and more information will be made available once further discussions have taken place.”
Following the announcement the Cornish Pirates commented:
‘Everyone has worked so hard to achieve this and help deliver the Stadium for Cornwall. The Head of Terms signed by the developers, Cornish Pirates, Truro City Football Club, and Truro and Penwith College means one stadium for all is no longer a dream.’
For the PIrates, it's their final game of the season tomorrow against Bedford Blues at the Mennaye Field in Penzance (KO 3pm). Even though the pirates can't reach they playoffs anymore they will be looking to end the season on high.
Will spoke to Nick George ahead of tomorrow's match and you watch a preview of tomorrow's match against Bedford and review of the season by clicking here with Matt Evans and Phil Westren.