Stadium for Cornwall – Breakthrough Deal
Following the announcement made by the partners of the Stadium for Cornwall that they are to join forces with Truro City Football Club and the respective developers with an aim to deliver the project together, a statement made by the Cornish Pirates reads:
‘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.’
Dicky Evans, who has been in Cornwall recently to help broker the deal, said:
“Arriving at this point has been hard work for everyone concerned but at last we can now see a Stadium for Cornwall happening. This is a massive boost for the Pirates and our long term plan to bring Premiership Rugby to Cornwall.”
“Able to announce such news at this time is truly exciting, so let us all come together and celebrate at our final game of the season on Saturday, at home to Bedford Blues. The project team will then be over again next month to meet with the architects to progress this exciting adventure which will benefit ‘One & All’ in Cornwall.”
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.”