A planned new stadium for Truro City could be built Cornwall in time for the start of the 2024-25 football season.
The Southern Premier South club are hoping to build the 3,000-capacity ground on the outskirts of Truro.
They have been playing their games at Plymouth Parkway's Bolitho Park since the summer of 2021 after selling Treyew Road. The new stadium will be paid for with money from the sale of Treyew Road.
In November the club revealed they were hoping to build a 3,000-capacity arena at Threemilestone after the collapse of the Stadium for Cornwall project.
The original Stadium for Cornwall was to be the base for Cornwall's main football and rugby teams, with community and conference facilities. But plans to build it were shelved in June 2022 when Cornwall Council decided not to put the project forward for government levelling-up funding.
The proposed new stadium would also be home to the Cornish Pirates rugby club.
Cornish Pirates chief executive Rebecca Thomas told BBC Radio Cornwall:
We're working to 2024. We're hoping that the planning will go in and works can start the first half of this year and would be completed in mid-2024 for the start of that season.
The new venue will be built so that it can be expanded should either Truro or the Cornish Pirates win promotion.
New Premiership Rugby rules that come in this summer state clubs wanting to go up must have a minimum capacity of 5,000, but with planning permission and funding to increase to at least 10,001.
Truro City consultant Alex Black told BBC Radio Cornwall:
We've tried to future proof it as much as we can and look at all the different scenarios. At the moment this is to get the football club back to Truro, and that's been the priority and the main drive to do this.
But we've looked at things and the way it can operate, and it's got the right dimensions, the Pirates can potentially move into this in the future. It will need a few additional things doing to it, probably a different pitch to the one that's in there at the moment, but they're out looking for further investment, and if that comes in then it could be a home for more than just a football club.
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