Torquay United are to share their Plainmoor ground with Truro City.
It will mean a journey of around 100 miles each way for many Truro supporters to see the White Tigers in home action. The agreement has now been confirmed by the club.
A statement on the club’s website included the following:
‘Truro City FC have received notice that Helical intend to start development of Treyew Road and require the site at the earliest opportunity to enable them to fulfil their agreement with Lidi Supermarket. This means we must vacate Treyew Road by July 31st 2018, which is just nine days away. Whilst we were aware that there was a possibility of being asked to vacate Treyew Road during the 2018/19 season, we did not expect this to happen with such short notice.
Since being made aware of the developers’ intentions, we have been in discussions with both The National League and Torquay United Football Club and can confirm that we have reached an agreement to ground share with Torquay United for the 2018/19 season with the approval of The National League, commencing with our first home game at Torquay on August 4th against Billericay Town.’
Truro City chairman Peter Masters tweeted this statement by Torquay United chairman Clarke Osborne:
“We have been discussing the possibility of Truro City joining us at Plainmoor for one season. We would be delighted to welcome the team and their supporters whilst their new stadium is under construction.
“It will be double the work for Geoff Harrop and his stadium team, but they are certainly capable and looking forward to the challenges. It will be a good experience for the operation of a multi-event arena that we hope will be the home of Torquay United in the not too distant future.”