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QC readies Amoranto sports complex for int’l tournaments

January 13, 2023 - Friday 10:01 PM by GDM

Article Banner Image Photo courtesy: Quezon City Government

With the renovated Amoranto Sports Complex in Barangay Paligsahan, Quezon City hopes to claim the title of "Sports Capital of the Philippines."

 The complex features an arena with 3,500 seats, an Olympic-sized swimming pool with 10 lanes, an open tennis court, and an indoor sports facility with basketball, volleyball, badminton, billiards, table tennis, and darts courts.

 Mayor Joy Belmonte announced that the city is prepared to host international competitions.

 "Quezon City will not only be known for being the City of Stars but also as the sports capital of our country. Iyan ang aking (That is my) goal, to promote, provide and create outstanding athletes here in the city, but we cannot create champions without first-class facilities," Belmonte said in a statement on Friday.

 A multilevel parking structure was also constructed to accommodate buses and other large vehicles.

 In order to revitalize sports and maximize the potential of the city's athletes, the local government began the renovation in April of last year.

 In 1960, the Amoranto Sports Complex was built on a 5.8-hectare plot of land.

 The initial configuration of the facility included a grandstand, an eight-lane track and field oval, bleachers, and a gymnasium.

 The complex's velodrome hosted the 2005 Southeast Asian Games cycling competitions.

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