A deal has been struck for the land on which the Stadium for Cornwall will be built to be transferred to the Cornish Pirates.
The stadium, which will be built at Langarth on the outskirts of Truro, will be used as a home for the Cornish Pirates rugby union side and Truro City Football Club.
It will also provide training facilities for Truro and Penwith College and fitness facilities.
Dicky Evans of the Cornish Pirates said:
I am delighted to say that we have completed all documentation requirements on the transfer of the land from INOX via the Council to the Cornish Pirates.
This now means that we can proceed with the design and preparation of the construction documentation for the stadium and in due course go out to tender with a view to commencing construction on the designated site in time for completion in summer 2022.
There are no more hurdles to cross! At the same time, we can also now start fundraising in earnest, commencing with the launch of crowdfunding in time for Christmas.
We won’t know the final cost of the Stadium until such time as we have completed our tendering procedures but doubtless it will have gone up from the £14 million envisaged two years ago.
The multi-use stadium will also be used for other local teams in Cornwall and I could be completed by the summer of 2022.
Planning permission is in place for the stadium and funding has been provided by the partners as well as a pledge of £3 million from Cornwall Council.
However, the council money was dependent on another £3m being provided by the Government. It said that it was considering the request but needed the land to be secured first.