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Club plays at new temporary site
Photo of disabled parking bay
The council said the club must provide some disabled parking
A Cornish rugby club will play its first home match at its new temporary ground on Sunday.

The Cornish Pirates will play at the Kenwyn site in Truro which was the old Truro Cathedral School playing field.

The new site was put together in just four weeks after the club received a licence to play rugby for a maximum of three seasons.

The Pirates could then share a planned 12m stadium with Truro City Football Club with seating for 16,000 people.

Parking facilities

Various conditions were stipulated before the club was granted the licence by Carrick District Council to ensure maximum safety and security for spectators.

These include park and ride facilities and designated parking for disabled supporters and officials.

The club's old ground at the Mennaye Field will still be used for non-first team games and administration.

Pirates club member and announcer Phil Westren said he was sad to leave the Mennaye Field but he was very keen to see what Kenwyn had to offer.

He said: "It's got to be exciting for everybody. When you consider everyone including gate duty people, draw ticket and programme sellers, stewards etc, etc, we've been enormously lucky.

"Those who've done the work back in Penzance for us are willing to replicate their roles and we're very, very thankful for that."


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