Cornwall

Cornish stadium feasibility study suggests locations

Two locations for a sports and events stadium in Cornwall have been identified in a feasibility study.

Truro and Threemilestone have been put forward in the initial findings of the study commissioned by Cornwall Council.

The study, which is to include a business plan and will identify facilities and possible tenants, should be completed at the end of the year.

A team is now looking at options to mitigate any stadium's impact on surrounding areas, the council said.

'Nurturing talent'

Proposals for the stadium include 4,500 seats for sporting events and a capacity of 10,000 for events such as music concerts.

Cornwall Council said that if built the stadium would help nurture regional sporting talent to compete on a national scale.

Stadium specialist Gardiner and Theobald have been working on the £78,000 study.

The council said the work had taken four key factors into account - social, transport, environment and economic.

Truro City Football Club and the Cornish Pirates rugby team have both been involved with the study.

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