The proposed Stadium for Cornwall will move into "Community ownership" according to Cornish Pirates owner Dicky Evans.

The ground, set to be situated in Langarth near Truro, will be shared by the Cornish Pirates and Truro City but has encountered numerous delays in terms of funding and complications regarding planning permission.

In a meeting with councillor Dulcie Miller, Evans provided an update as to the latest news surrounding the stadium, he said: "I will be moving the stadium into community ownership to protect this now and in perpetuity.

"There are legal agreements to sort out but there is a new wider team from across Cornwall business, education and community leading on new uses that make it an amazing place for everyone.

"This project is so much more than a match day experience for fans. We are building partnerships that will protect the use of the venue for the community for the 325 non match days per year."


Though the covid 19 pandemic has delayed the move Evans explained how the disruption has helped the project develop further in order to accommodate another team to play at the ground, he said: "Covid threw another spanner in the works but it also allowed us to forge wider ties and amplify the business plan.

"The football club will be back as soon as we can get the pitch installed and all else follows afterwards. Threemilestone AFC will be able to play there as the programme is designed to accommodate them."Added Evans.

The cost of the project was estimated at £14.3m. In April 2018 Cornwall Council pledged to fund three million pounds towards the project when council members voted 69-41 to back the project.