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THE Philippines will be hosting the Southeast Asian Games in 2019. But unlike in the past three stagings of the regional event here, the athletics and aquatics competitions will no longer be held at the age-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila. Instead, the centerpiece events will be staged in Capas, Tarlac where a new city is set to rise.New Clark City is one of the newest communities being developed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), the government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) responsible for developing Bonifacio Global City and the Subic Bay Freeport. 2 venues are currently under construction at New Clark City. AlloyMTD, the firm tasked to build the sports stadiums, said the athletics and aquatics centers will be finished in time for the 2019 SEA Games to be held later that year.Aside from the stadiums, school campuses are also being planned to be constructed inside the New Clark City while several government agencies have committed to put satellite offices at its National Government Administrative Center.Unlike the open-air Rizal Memorial Stadium which can sit around 12,000 people, the New Clark City athletics center will be an enclosed stadium that will have a seating capacity of 20,000

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2019 SEA-Games Preparations Go Full Swing

The construction of the world-class sports complex at the New Clark City in Pampanga is now in full swing.The venue, which will serve as the main hub when the Philippines hosts the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), is expected to be completed as scheduled – or perhaps even much earlier – according to government and sports officials during a recent ocular visit.





https://www.rappler.com/sports/specials/sea-games/206778-2019-seag-preparations-full-swing
 

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Asian athletics technical delegate gives thumbs-up to New Clark City track (posted last Sept.)


AN official of the Asian Athletics Association gave a thumbs up on the site of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, the New Clark City athletics center, saying the new stadium is capable of hosting a world championship competition.

Valso Cuddikotta, one of the technical delegates for athletics in the coming SEA Games, said he is impressed with the New Clark City stadium as it is capable of getting a Class One certification for the entire facilities from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of the sport.

READ MORE: https://www.spin.ph/multisport/sea-...umbs-up-to-new-clark-city-track-a795-20190905
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LOOK: Pinoy athletes try out SEA Games facilities in New Clark City (posted last Sept.)



NEW CLARK CITY, Tarlac -- More than 500 national athletes have tried out the new sports facilities here for the two pre-qualifying competitions for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

The final leg of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association weekly relay series began Sunday at the 20,000-seater Athlete Stadium.

READ MORE: https://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/09/...ry-out-sea-games-facilities-in-new-clark-city
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BCDA to privatize SEA Games facilities (posted last Sept.)

CAPAS, Tarlac -- All sports facilities at the New Clark City (NCC) will be privatized after the South East Asian Games in December this year.

"The plan is to privatize the operation and maintenance of these facilities," Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) president and chief executive officer Vivencio Dizon said when asked about plans for the sports facilities at the NCC.

READ MORE: https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1821163
 

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BCDA Pres tackles USD 5 billion New Clark City, white elephants (posted last Aug.)


The New Clark City is dubbed as “the vision of a modern Philippines,” and is being groomed to be the standard of how urban communities should be—green, sustainable, and optimal for human dwellings with an integrated transport system—a stark contrast to Metro Manila in the national capital region. The 9450-hectare ambitious development is funded through a partnership between the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the private sector. BCDA is a state-run development corporation under the Office of the President of the Philippines, which owns and maintains Fort Bonifacio, Villamor Airbase, Clark Freeport Zone, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Atmanda Eco Park (formerly Bataan Technology Park), Poro Point Freeport Zone, and John Hay Special Economic Zone. The New Clark City is one of its big-ticket projects under the Build Build Build program of the government, whose development is spearheaded by BCDA president and chief executive officer Vivencio ‘Vince’ Dizon.

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The New Clark City’s first phase, which includes the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) and the sports complex, is nearing its completion and turnover in late October, almost ready to host the 30th Southeast Asian Games from November 30 to December 10. Many have expressed their excitement on social media, while others are skeptical about the use of public funds on such an ambitious project, which they fear is unsustainable and will fall to disuse and disrepair after the SEA Games. Last 29 July, BluPrint visited the site and spoke with Dizon.

Here are some excerpts from the walking interview BluPrint’s editor had with Dizon, as he and MTD Philippines president Patrick Nicholas David showed us around the misty landscape of the New Clark City NGAC, and explained why the new metropolis is worth spending billions of pesos and how the new sports complex will not be another white elephant.

READ MORE: https://bluprint.onemega.com/bcda-new-clark-city-white-elephants/
 
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