Sports facilities not ready

posted December 27, 2016 at 08:01 pm
by  Peter Atencio
SPORTS facilities which will be built inside the proposed Clark Green City in Capas, Tarlac will not be ready when the Philippines hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Consultants of the Bases Conversion Development Authority informed PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez, and  said the place won’t be ready in two years.

“It’s from the Japanese consultants. They said that even if there are funds, it’s (two years) very tight,” said Ramirez.

Good locations have been identified  on places where the proposed site of the national sports training center inside the Clark Field in Pampanga can be built.

Three sites have been proposed on a  100-hectare area which the BCDA will allocate to the Philippine Sports Commission from the 9450 hectare Clark Green City.

Ramirez informed the BCDA that there is no need to rush, and there’s no need to get it ready by 2019.

There are other places in the country that are good enough to host the 2019 SEA Games.

Ramirez has tasked national training director Marc Velasco to look into the feasibility of putting up such a facility in any of the three sites.

“Two access roads are now being built in the area. And one is close to the airport, and the BCDA has given us an overview of the proposed areas,” said Ramirez.

Ramirez said the proposed area could be in the Capas-Bambang area, while the others inside the Clark Green City can either be in the East Gate, the Hillside Terrace and the more posh Uptown Corridor. 

Once a choice has been made, a main stadium, a velodrome, a multipurpose arena and a swimming pool can be built in the place.

The construction of such a facility will depend of the negotiations to put the ageing Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) on sale.

Topics: Clark Green City , Capas Tarlac , Sports facilities , Philippines , 2019 Southeast Asian Games
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by The Standard. Comments are views by thestandard.ph readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of thestandard.ph. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with The Standard editorial standards, The Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.