The proposed Stadium for Cornwall has moved a step closer with the publication of the £120k Council-commissioned feasibility study.
In the report, stadium consultants Gardiner and Theobald recommend the £24 million ‘enhanced stadium’ option, which includes commercial facilities and a business centre.
It says the scheme could create up to 400 jobs and, crucially, attract an annual visitor spend of some £3 million.
The report also identifies Langarth Farm, Threemilestone, as the best potential site for a stadium.
The Council has previously said that due to cutbacks it is unable to finance building the project.
However, the Cornish Pirates have offered to cover the running costs of the stadium for the first ten years, as part of their plans to compete in the highest tier of rugby union.