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TRURO CITY’S hopes of a new stadium have received a huge boost after they entered into a partnership to help deliver a Stadium for Cornwall.
The White Tigers’ plans to move into a new £6.2m stadium at Silver Bow were dealt a huge blow after the developers claimed it was “no longer financially viable”.
Truro signed a groundshare deal with Bodmin Town for next season before being told they would be allowed to remain at their Treyew Road home “until further notice” with it set to be knocked down to make way for a new retail shopping park.
With their long-term future lying away from Treyew Road, the club have confirmed they have signed a partnership agreement with Cornish Pirates rugby club and Truro and Pentwich College.
The deal, subject to 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 £10m needed to finance the 6,000 capacity stadium with funding being provided by all three groups.
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.”