Truro City chairman Peter Masters has given an update on the construction work on their new Silver Bow stadium.
Masters confirmed that the Vanarama National League South club will begin construction on their new home in January 2017, rather than this month as had been hoped for.
He also expressed his desire to “ensure that a solid platform and infratstructure is put in place” for the club to move into the new stadium and progress.
The statement in full read “There has been a revised start date for construction work to begin on the new stadium development.
Previously we had hoped that work would commence at the beginning of October 2016 but now we are working towards a start date of January 2017.
Plans have been submitted to Cornwall Council for approval and we are now awaiting a decision from them, which we are expecting within the next fortnight.
The bill cost is creeping up all of the time, so it’s in the best interests of all concerned to get the project moving and the stadium built.
It’s an extremely intense project, which is taking up all of my working week, and I can assure you that there is a lot of hard work going on behind-the-scenes by a number of people.
We are talking about the very future of the football club, so we have to make sure that everything is right.
Our main objective this season, both on and off-the-field, is to ensure that a solid platform and infrastructure is put in place ready for when we move to the new stadium in order that the football club is in a position to really make forward strides.
Whilst Saturday’s result was obviously disappointing, we have to look at the bigger picture and I can see a bright future ahead for Truro City FC.
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