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New stadium in Truro?
KevinR (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 07:57
Decision today on a smart new home for Cornish Pirates, which might see them joining the Premiership, plus some interesting thoughts on how rugby could be run better.
Guardian Sport

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
melton tiger (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 12:43
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Decision today on a smart new home for Cornish Pirates, which might see them joining the Premiership, plus some interesting thoughts on how rugby could be run better.
Guardian Sport

Guardian article is slightly confusing, but I think he's saying what would be my preference - fund the championship properly and ring-fence at that level for the time being, then invest elsewhere to generate growth that could enable the door to be opened / or a third level created. They cite Brighton, I would add East London / Essex / Kent - massive population with big growth projections, they can't all support the 'Ammers and really the Olympic Stadium should be able to accommodate rugby as well to get a better return for the vast taxpayer buck that went into it.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
arh53 (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 13:47
6000 capacity isn't enough will need further investment for the Premiership.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Brownian Motion (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 13:58
It's 2k more than they have at the moment and sounds like an initial capacity, with scope to increase. Eminently sensible approach.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Tiggs (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 14:48
No point in building larger than demand either.



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Re: New stadium in Truro?
arh53 (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 15:06
Sensible approach, but it just means there will need to be a lot more investment from somewhere if they do progress to the premiership.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Tom Paine (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 15:45
Will need a new franchise set up (boo) for the prem or an oligarch to put big money in. Can't see either -yet.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
IDLETIMES (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 15:48
Seems a good idea as long as there is room to increase capacity. HMHO if Cornwall put it's mind to it, it would have a Prem. side in ni time.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
melton tiger (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 16:56
Population is 500k+, widely scattered but no Wendyball team, should be able to match Sale / Newcastle / Irish in attendances and have a captive market for corporate.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
17 April, 2018 17:46
Truro interests me more than Penzance

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Re: New stadium in Truro?
Chris Egerton (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 18:10
Seem to remember Sandy Park started out in similar fashion...and capacity.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
IDLETIMES (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 18:18
Correct, Chris and Devon council seemed to be more supportive at the time

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
clalan (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 22:12
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Correct, Chris and Devon council seemed to be more supportive at the time

Er no, they are supportive now as they see the money Rugby has brought to the city, but at the time we had to fight local and regional councils as well as the highways agency.
The council has not put anything towards Exeter Chiefs.

All the best for the rest of the season.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Beckenham Bandit (IP Logged)
17 April, 2018 23:11
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KevinR
Decision today on a smart new home for Cornish Pirates, which might see them joining the Premiership, plus some interesting thoughts on how rugby could be run better.
Guardian Sport

Guardian article is slightly confusing, but I think he's saying what would be my preference - fund the championship properly and ring-fence at that level for the time being, then invest elsewhere to generate growth that could enable the door to be opened / or a third level created. They cite Brighton, I would add East London / Essex / Kent - massive population with big growth projections, they can't all support the 'Ammers and really the Olympic Stadium should be able to accommodate rugby as well to get a better return for the vast taxpayer buck that went into it.

Pretty sure a top 6 Premiership club playing out of the Amex in Brighton would get 15,000 crowds. A great stadium. Maybe someone wants to pump big money into Worthing and get them promoted. A big club down that way. The Medway towns and Maidstone in Kent is a huge market too. Little competition from soccer. No decent stadium though. Could share with Gillingham though. North Yorkshire also a big gap in the market.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Tiger93 (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 08:54
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6000 capacity isn't enough will need further investment for the Premiership.

Sale seem to get by with averages of 5K in a Conference National level stadium.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Brownian Motion (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 09:16
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Pretty sure a top 6 Premiership club playing out of the Amex in Brighton would get 15,000 crowds. A great stadium. Maybe someone wants to pump big money into Worthing and get them promoted. A big club down that way. The Medway towns and Maidstone in Kent is a huge market too. Little competition from soccer. No decent stadium though. Could share with Gillingham though. North Yorkshire also a big gap in the market.
Brighton crucially is also on excellent (when they're not on strike) rail links from London, and other south coast towns. Is North Yorkshire not represented, technically at least, by Yorkshire Carnegie/Leeds? Any expansion in that area might have a detrimental effect on both Carnegie and Falcons; Hull might be a better bet in that part of the world. The other two fairly unexploited areas are Shropshire/Cheshire/Welsh borders, and East Anglia, though Tigers and Saints consider the latter their territory.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
18 April, 2018 09:59
Hullhas two high profile rugby league teams and I would have said Sale [original ground in Cheshire] are close enough to Cheshire in the overall scheme of things

Cornwall have the greater potential imho, and agree with Brighton OR Southampton, and maybe Canterbury



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Re: New stadium in Truro?
Brownian Motion (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 10:21
Fair point re. Hull, Sale might technically be Cheshire but it's a closer association with Greater Manchester than with the rest of the county and Chester itself. Having grown up in Shropshire I can definitely say that the area is an untapped resource.

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
KevinR (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 10:35
Given the go-ahead:
BBC News

 
Re: New stadium in Truro?
Beckenham Bandit (IP Logged)
18 April, 2018 11:50
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Hullhas two high profile rugby league teams and I would have said Sale [original ground in Cheshire] are close enough to Cheshire in the overall scheme of things
Cornwall have the greater potential imho, and agree with Brighton OR Southampton, and maybe Canterbury

As Kent County Cricket have found to their cost Canterbury is a bit of turkey of a location. Which is not very near or very connected to the big centres of population in the County. The Medway Towns/Maidstone and the London Boroughs of Bromley and Bexley.

York is the big prize for rugby union. Not sure why it has never had a major club. Competition from rugby league and soccer maybe.

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