27 August 2012

Football field renovation on hold


THE MOVE to turn the historic Rizal Memorial Football Stadium field into an all-weather artificial pitch is on hold.
The Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Football Federation had signed a memorandum of agreement last month for the implementation of the project, but the thorny issue of who gets to control and manage the field is now being blamed as the reason for the impasse.

Philippine Sports Commission chair Richie Garcia yesterday said the government sports agency can’t relinquish control of the stadium as it remains public property.

The control and management of the facility, however, are among the provisions of the International Football Federation (Fifa) in granting the PFF’s proposal for Fifa Goal Project, which is worth $500,000.
“We cannot agree to the contract because Rizal Memorial is a public place and it is government property,” Garcia told the Inquirer. “We cannot just relinquish control (of the facility).”

The MOA signed by the PSC and the PFF, which would cover the next 25 years, actually included a profit-sharing scheme.
The PFF will get 60 percent and the PSC 40 percent from the gate receipts of all of the federation’s events held at the facility such as official matches and tuneup games of the national teams.


  1. Its almost a month publicity in any news papers, even the tv's stations about the plan(project an all-weather artificial pitch)the proposals of Rizal Memorial Football stadium and nobody get some reactions, comments or any clarifications about the issues before?... and NOW? when the time had come?...THORNY???? on-hold... what else.. because...blah..blah...blah...style...bulok....

  2. Why not just make it to a basketball court? Basketball is getting more popular na naman

  3. .....because pockets want to be lined with a piece of the action.

  4. It's all about politics...

  5. Government property but to be rented and cared for by PFF. 60% goes to PFF which is by the way in the Philippines and a federation for our own Philippine football and 40% for PSC for doing nothing at all except maybe ask for extra money.
    Hello PSC Pinoy din ang gagamit nyan hindi Russian, hindi Malaysian at kung sino pang hindi Pilipino.
    Benepisyo ba gusto nyo for us the people. We are happy because inaayos ang stadium na sa matagal na panahon ay di nyo na-improve. Since 1991 na huli ako pumunta for the SEA games. Same pa din ang hitsura nya, natural grass at yung giant screen sira na.
    Binigyan tayo nang FIFA nang pera for the benefit of our newly starting and improving football in the Philippines pero anu ba naman yan bakit nang magkapirmahan na at ok na sa DOJ bakit meron pang tanong.

  6. Padulas ang kailangan.......trapo talaga naman oo

  7. When any public project involving government parasites is completed properly, efficiently and free from corruption you can celebrate that better than winning the Suzuki Cup.

  8. kaya nga, noon palang na nag offer ang FIFA ng tulong for the renovations walang nag react, walang humaharang , walang "ON HOLD " kuno, ngayon dumating na ang schedules para umpisahan na daming hadlang... itoy isang klarong pangigipit instead ayaw na lang mag cooperate eeksina pa... sharing of income 60% and 40% ano pa ang gusto ??????....media exposure ????? for next year ...... ALAM NA.....

  9. Ulol itong Richie GArcia na 'to. Pumirma ng MOA so PFF can obtain FIFA funding then now they're saying they can't relinquish control. What utter B.S.! That's why just like so many things in this country umiiral and kabulokan sa sports.

  10. Experienced and authentic contractors will not only specialize in the construction process but even offer installation services and maintenance assistance. Several professional contractors have their personal websites carrying elaborate information on football ground construction and things related to it.