17 January 2011
Bacolod City gets ready for AFC Challenge Cup
Bacolod City, Philippines: The Bacolod City authority is currently preparing the Panaad Sports Stadium as possible venue of the AFC Challenge Cup Preliminary Playoff game between the Philippines and Mongolia next month.
As agreed, each country will host one game and the Panaad football pitch has got the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) endorsement as possible venue for the February 9, 2010 game, pending the AFC’s approval.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said he had made it clear to the PSC that the provincial government has no funds to spend for the installation of equipment and facilities that will be required by the AFC.
Among the requirements will be the installation of additional lights at the stadium, prompting the PSC to request the Department of Education to allow the transfer of the floodlights at the Paglaum Sports Complex to Panaad.