New stadium opens for Filipino athletes as they train for upcoming SEA Games

  • The New Clark City Athletics Stadium has finally opened its doors to Filipino athletes who are training for the 2019 SEA Games hosted by the Philippines
  • The Philippine track and field team was the first athletes to try the stadium last July 3
  • It is the first stadium built in the country since 1934

What an exciting time for Philippine sports as a new athletics stadium can now be utilized by athletes for training.

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The world-class sporting facility — the New Clark City Athletics Stadium — was finally tried by the Philippine track and field team last July 3.

It was also a special day for Philippine sports as it was the first time since 1934 that we had a stadium like this. A report said the last stadium built in the country was the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The athletics stadium, which has a seating capacity of 20,000, will served as the venue for the 2019 SEA Games which will be participated in by nearly 10,000 athletes from 11 countries.

In a report, Bases Conversion And Development Authority President Vince Dizon said that “our athletes deserve to have the kind of facilities that modern countries have.”

This new stadium is exactly what Filipino athletes need, don’t you think so, too?

“We always talk about the Philippines becoming a sports powerhouse in the region. But the thing is, we haven’t really supported our athletes,” Dizon stated.

It was echoed by SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas; saying that the newly-built stadium will encourage and inspire our athletes to play for the country; knowing they have this special place where they can practice for the much anticipated competition.

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“National athletes feel that they have a better chance at winning more golds for the country,” Huelgas said.

The whole sports complex also houses a 2,000-seater Aquatics Center and a 1.4-kilometer Riverpark. It will be fully completed by October in time for the international sports meet in November.

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A total of 56 sports events will be played during the SEA Games.

May our athletes be more inspired with this new stadium to train harder and win medals for the country. Good luck!