On Tuesday, Cornwall Council agreed to pay a sum of £3 million towards the plans to build a Stadium for Cornwall. The move is now awaiting the government to fulfil a pledge of a further £3 million that was promised by David Cameron’s government in 2015.
The decision comes at much jubilation to Truro City FC and their fans who in December last year were looking at the possibility of playing at Torquay United’s Plainmoor or at Bodmin Town’s Priory Park due to worries surrounding their future at their current stadium, Treyew Road.
Truro City can now focus their attention to the on-field fight for promotion. The White Tigers now sit just outside of the play-off places as the look to push for the National League to add to their successful run in the FA Cup which saw them qualify for the first round proper.
Truthfal’s Shaun Dacosta and Kieran Buggs visited Treyew Road to find out what the fans think about Truro City’s future stadium.
The joint venture between Cornish Pirates, Truro City FC, Truro and Penwith College as well as the Greenwich Leisure Limited is set to provide the county with their first major stadium.
The stadium will be shared amongst the clubs for 180 days per year, with another 180 being allocated for community sports projects. This includes providing a pitch to local sports clubs such as Cornwall Rugby LA, Cornish Sharks American Football and Cornwall Woman’s Football League.