We will fill up Philippines Sports Stadium, says Mariano
DA NANG (12 March 2016) – Mariano Araneta, the president of the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) said that there should be no issue of attendance at the Philippines Sports Stadium for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016 where he feels confident that the seats will all be filled up for the November event.
The Philippines gained the approval from the AFF Council to host one group of the tournament this year alongside Myanmar.
It is the first time that both countries are hosting the blue-riband event of the AFF.
“We feel confident that we can draw the attendance required and we are already taking steps to make sure that we go in the right direction,” added Mariano.
“We will have a board meeting at the end of this month and where we are looking at initiating a proper marketing plan from an outside company possibly to assist in the PR exercise.
“The AFF Suzuki Cup for us is more important than the World Cup qualifiers, so we are confident that we can deliver what is expected.”
For the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016, the PFF have nominated the 25,000 capacity Philippines Sports Stadium as the main venue with the 12,500 Rizal Memorial Stadium as the secondary.