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Statement: Langarth Facility

Posted: January 23, 2023
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Following the recent publication of the new plans for the sporting facility at Langarth, Cornish Pirates set out the state of play around their possible relocation to the new venue.

The plans for an initial 3,000 capacity facility would see the return of Truro City Football Club to the City.  After nearly two seasons out of County this is a must needed move for the Football Club that is owned by the same holding company as the Cornish Pirates.

The facility has the ability to be enhanced to allow for the relocation of the rugby club, with upgrades to the pitch surface, for which the holding company are actively seekinginvestors.

Rebecca Thomas, CEO of Cornish Pirates commented:

“After many years working on the Stadium for Cornwall project with the hope of that becoming the permanent home for both sporting Clubs, these revised plans breathe new life into a sustainable future for both rugby and football in Cornwall.  Being able to bring Truro City Football Club back to the City has been at the forefront of the Board’s critical plan since leaving Treyew Road and we are also working really hard in the background to raise the additional investment to allow the new facility to still become a home for the Cornish Pirates.  The playing surface is key to this to sustain both sports week in week out and it is hoped to be able to incorporate this into the initial build if the investment can be raised.”

Rebecca added:

“Following the council withdrawal of the Stadium project from the levelling up scheme it has been critical to ensure that a facility can be delivered, that relocates both clubs and gives them a chance of a sustainable future with potential for growth.  The new plans are for a 3,000 capacity stadium which meets the immediate needs of both Clubs.  If sufficient funding can be found, and there is the need for development in the future, the facility can be expanded to 5,000 or 10,001.  The future of the league structure within English rugby is currently unknown but the aspirations for top level sport in Cornwall still remain and we don’t want to close the door on that.”

Club reps from Truro City and Cornish Pirates, along with architects, will be at Threemilestone Community Centre next Tuesday (January 24) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm to discuss the new plans with the public.  What will be known as the Truro City FC Community Hub will include two pitches – a main ground, which it is hoped will allow the club to return to the National League South, and an artificial community pitch.