The P13 billion world-class New Clark City Sports Hub is 100% ready for the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games in November. Congressman Allan Peter Cayetano along with Senator Bong Go inspected the Mount Pinatubo inspired athletic stadium’s design, which is the flagship project of the Duterte administration.
Inspection of the world-class New Clark City Sports Hub
On Wednesday, October 16, Congressman Cayetano who is the chairperson of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Foundation Inc. and the head of the Senate sports panel Senator Go inspected the New Clark City Sports Complex. With them were the House Committee on Youth and Sports Development chairman and Valenzuela 2nd District Rep. Eric Martinez and other congressmen.
Cayetano, during his speech, promised to support the budget for the sport’s development and asked the public to support Filipino athletes competing in the SEA Games.
“We kindly ask each and every Filipino…let’s come together sans politics, sans sports politics, and let’s support the Southeast Asian Games because this is the time for the Filipino and the Philippines to shine. Again, we win as one,” he said in a speech.
The only IAAF certified stadium in the Philippines
The New Clark City Sports complex located in Capaz Tarlac is 120 km away from Manila. It has a 20,000-seat capacity athletics stadium, a 2,000-seat aquatic center that has an Olympic-size pool, and a 7-building athlete’s village that will house the SEA Games athletes along with the volunteers.
The sports complex is the only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) certified athletics stadium in the Philippines and will be the focal point of the 30th SEA games that will kick off in November.
Mt. Pinatubo inspired stadium
The Mount Pinatubo inspired unique design makes this facility exceptional with its pillars and facade containing volcano debris from Mt. Pinatubo itself.
The roof was specifically designed to look like a volcanic crater, while the glass frames make the main entrance look luxurious and elegant.
Its steel bars and columns’ distinctive color has the conceptual design to mimic the molten lava coming from Mt. Pinatubo.
The Filipino Christmas lantern inspired aquatics center
The 2,000-seat aquatics center is also a sight to behold. It is Filipino Christmas lantern inspired that mimics Capiz windows of old Philippine houses during the day. Come nighttime, this aquatic center resembles an illuminating Christmas lantern.
525-unit village for our national athletes
Aside from the sports facilities, the 525-unit Athlete’s Village that has a swimming pool and basketball court can accommodate up to 1,000 people, which is intended to be the home of our national athletes.
The central venue will also host the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ closing ceremonies in December 11.
Source Link: Inquirer.net