Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) approves the facilities in Subic Bay Freeport and New Clark City to host the 30th Southeast Asian Games after an ocular inspection held last week.
Biennial meet was about to set
PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez visited last week the venue sites for the biennial meet at Subic Bay Freeport and New Clark City together with Commissioners Ramon Fernandez, Charles Maxey, and Arnold Agustin.
Biennial meeting was said to run from November 30 to December 11 this year.
Commissioner was glad to see the development presented by the Bases Convention and Development Authority (BCDA) developer headed by Engineer Jerico Bondoc wherein 90% of the venue were almost done, 97% for the Athletics, and 94% for the Aquatic Center.
A world-class sports complex
BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon expressed last month his hope that the New Clark City Sports Complex will inspire and motivate athletes in the upcoming SEA games.
“World Class! This is what we are looking for. I am very proud to say that we can now give new sports facilities, mas maayos ang training ng ating mga atleta,” Commissioner Fernandez uttered.
“These will not only be used for SEA Games alone. We are hoping that this will not become ‘white elephant’ after Sea Games. We will make sure na nagagamit ito ng mga atleta for their training,” Fernandez added.
New Clark City Sports Complex includes the 20,000 seats for Athletics Stadium, 2,000 seats for Aquatic Center and 525 rooms for Athletes Village.
Officials’ support for Philippine Sports
“Our athletes will be more inspired to train and to win,” Fernandez said.
Commissioner Ramirez expressed his gratitude to President Duterte for continuously supporting the Philippine Sports.
“We will continue to update the President, through Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Committee on Sports Chairman Sen. Bong Go on the developments of these competition venues in both Subic and Clark,” he added.