With the Coronavirus pandemic bringing a stop to Plymouth Parkways on the pitch progression, talks have been held to maintain the clubs forward thinking vision as Bolitho Park could be set for change.
In the past week, Cornwall side Truro City have handed over the keys to their home ground Treyew Road and Truro are looking to ground share with Plymouth Parkway for the upcoming 2021-22 footballing season.
New ground grading requirements are required at Bolitho Park in order for this partnership to be viable for both clubs. To comply with these new ground grading requirements for Truro City to play at Bolitho Park, work will need to commence in the next few weeks with 3 sides of Bolitho Park being aligned with a covered standing area and also a covered seating area for 250 people.
Other work will also need to be done around the ground to bring Bolitho Park up to a Grade C ground to comply with Southern League ground grading.
When the 20/21 season ends, Parkway will also need to carry out extensive work to pitch maintenance which will include a new drainage system and the digging up of the top layer of the pitch and replacing with new playing surface.
Plymouth Parkway FC are working with Truro City to make sure the above works are carried out and ready for the start of 2021/22 season in August.
Plymouth Parkway chairman Mark Russell who stepped into the role back in April of 2016 has, along with the Plymouth Parkway board have made significant changes to Bolitho Park which has included the building of a new club house. Mr Russell commented: “We are really excited about the opportunity for the next stage of development at Bolitho Park and the plan to get this work done over the next six months is a really exciting next step for Plymouth Parkway”.
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