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Boost for Stadium for Cornwall

Cornwall councillors have voted to contribute £3million towards a Stadium for Cornwall. The future of the £14million project rested on today’s vote. The result was 69 for, 41 against and 7 abstentions.

Artist's impression of new stadium Credit: Stadium for Cornwall

The partners behind the Stadium for Cornwall project are the Cornish Pirates, Truro and Penwith College and Truro City Football Club.

Site of proposed stadium Credit: ITV West Country


Cornish Pirates prepare to face 'nemesis'

Cornish Pirates training ahead of the big game. Credit: ITV West Country

Cornish Pirates have been training hard ahead of their big challenge on Sunday.

They face Doncaster in the British and Irish Cup Quarter Final at the Mennaye. Doncaster have won both league games against the Pirates this season, and Director of Rugby Ian Davies says it's going to be a tough one.

"They're our nemesis at the moment. Hopefully that changes on Sunday.

"They're a gnarly old side; they know how to play the game, how to slow it down, how to play at their tempo, and we've got to try and negate that and play our own style."

– Director of Rugby Ian Davies

Cornish Pirates 'absolutely delighted' about Stadium approval

Cornish Pirates say they are "absolutely delighted" that Cornwall Council has approved a planning application for a shopping centre which will pay for the new Stadium.

The Stadium will be the new home of the Championship team and will give them a facility "that can showcase the game as a great spectacle".

From a Pirates perspective, the Board can now begin to view the future with clarity over where we will be playing and begin the process to build on our existing great supporter base and to attract new sponsorship incomes.

We can now plan to progressively build the playing squad to compete at the top end of the Championship, within a facility that can showcase the game as a great spectacle but for our players also to showcase their own individual skills in a perfect setting.

We will be working with the other Stadium partners to progress the development of the plans that will bring real benefit to the community across the whole of Cornwall.

– Ian Connell, Chairman of the Cornish Pirates

Stadium for Cornwall approved

Cornwall Council has approved a planning application for an out of town shopping centre which will pay for the new Stadium for Cornwall.

Permission had already been granted for the stadium on the outskirts of Truro - but the money to build it depended on permission for a shopping development at West Langarth, about four miles from the city centre.

That's just been approved, against the recommendation of council officials.

The stadium would be home to the Cornish Pirates Credit: Artist's impression
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