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Truro City Football Club moving to Plymouth

calendario 20.01.2021
by: Andrew Shawn
  • England
  • Vanarama National
Truro City Football Club moving to Plymouth

Truro City Football Club has asked its local supporters to stick with them after announcing the "sad news" that they will temporarily be relocating to Devon for a second time.

Cornwall Live reported earlier today how supermarket giant Lidl has started work on a new store at the current site of Truro City Football Club

The German discount supermarket has purchased the Treyew Road site from Jojo Investco Limited and, as part of the formal planning agreement, will contribute £2.1 million to the Stadium for Cornwall plans. 

A new 10,000-seater stadium is due to be constructed near Truro - although it has been suggested the plans could have to be scaled down due to financial pressures. 

Truro City FC will receive £600,000 from Lidl so the club can temporarily relocate to continue training and playing while the new stadium is completed.

The new store, on Treyew Road, represents a multi-million pound investment in the local area. The supermarket will feature a 1,325m² sales area as well as facilities including an instore bakery, customer toilets and ample parking for both cars and bicycles.

Back in 2018 Truro City spent a brief time playing at Torquay United’s Plainmoor but returned to Treyew Road because of delays regarding the Lidl development.

Now the club will temporarily relocate to Plymouth, sharing Plymouth Parkway’s Bolitho Park before hopefully returning to Cornwall in time for the 2022/2023 season.

A statement from the club read: “Truro City Football Club can today confirm that an agreement has been reached with JIL, the landowners of Treyew Road, for us to secure the section 106 monies in return for vacating our Treyew Road home.

“This is a historic deal for the football club which will secure the clubs long term future within the city of Truro.

“Plans are already underway to hopefully commence on a new multi-million-pound facility which is aimed to be completed in preparation for the start of the 2022/23 season.

“In the meantime, the club has agreed a groundshare with Western League side Plymouth Parkway. The necessary works will be commencing there shortly to ensure that their Bolitho Park ground is brought up to the Southern League ground grading requirements.

“Although this is a sad day to be leaving our home of so many years, we are confident this is the best way to secure the long-term future of Truro City Football Club.

“We ask all our loyal supporters to stay with us through the short-term adjustments as we progress to our permanent home in Truro.”

Truro's season is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic with speculation rife over whether or not it will be completed. Source: Chris Matthews and Cornwall Live


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