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    Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 17:34
Pirates owner Dicky Evans announced today at the game on BBC Radio Cornwall that the land swap with Cornwall Council  will go ahead next week and the Stadium construction will be complete by August 2022. In the meantime the existing ground at Mennaye will be upgraded to 10,000 to meet RFU criteria for Premier Rugby. Full BBC Radio Cornwall interview link available on Pirates Unofficial Forum. Further detailed information has now been posted on Cornish Pirates official website.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote islander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Dec 2019 at 21:40
Great news for the Pirates about the new ground...

Surprised to learn that there'll be further investment at the Mennaye. Promotion this season looks very unlikely, with Pirates having already lost three games more than Falcons, which would mean the best-case would be promotion in May 2021 and one season of top-level rugby at the old ground. A real statement of intent...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Runitback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 09:02
Why spend all that money on the Mennaye for 1 or 2 seasons, surely money better spent on the squad, if they are serious about promotion, and ground share with a football club if Pirates get promoted?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 10:41
I would hope any changes will be done with temporary stands that can be hired for a season.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Insignificant Tick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 10:57
Not wishing to start another general ringfencing thread here but it must be a worry with all that planning and the rug could be pulled from under them some time soon.

Is it a concern to the Pirates ?
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More likely they will expand Premier league to 14 teams.Safeguards Saracens Quins and Leicester who could be relegation candidates.
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Originally posted by stadium stadium wrote:

More likely they will expand Premier league to 14 teams.Safeguards Saracens Quins and Leicester who could be relegation candidates.
 

Unless the British & Irish league idea gets off the ground...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Dec 2019 at 13:28
In which case I am sure they will want at least 13 English teams.
They will support 14 if newcastle are not top of the Championship.

CVC need to get its money back - if one of the 13 is not earning TV money then that costs CVC money.

Which is why I think ring fenching is coming.
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Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

In which case I am sure they will want at least 13 English teams.
They will support 14 if newcastle are not top of the Championship.

CVC need to get its money back - if one of the 13 is not earning TV money then that costs CVC money.

Which is why I think ring fenching is coming.


Not this season though - hopefully never, otherwise the next Exeter might as well fold.

If Premiership is ring-fenced at any number where does that leave the teams on the outside? I can guess that Championship clubs will lose a lot of if not all their RFU funding - they will need to go part-time or semi-pro as the N1 and N2 sides are.
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Originally posted by Runitback Runitback wrote:

Why spend all that money on the Mennaye for 1 or 2 seasons, surely money better spent on the squad, if they are serious about promotion, and ground share with a football club if Pirates get promoted?
No football club in Cornwall comes anywhere close to having those types of facilities. The nearest would be over the border in Plymouth - over 78 miles away (almost 2 hours drive on a clear day).
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