The State of the Art and World Class Sports Facilities of the New Clark City has reopened its doors to the public last May 28, 2022, paving the way as the next Sports and Lifestyle Destination in the Philippines.
Represented by Arrey Perez, BCDA SVP for Corporate Services, Patrick Nicholas David, President of MTD Philippines Inc., Ms. Chriselle May Yambao, Supervising Tourism Operations Officer, Department of Tourism Region 3, Mr. Christian Yap, Congressman-Elect of Tarlac 2nd District, Nikko Huelgas, 2 Time SEAG Triathlon Gold Medalist and Chairman of POC’s Athletes Commission, Rambo Chicano, SEAG 2019 Gold Medalist, they headed the unfurling of the Opening Ceremonies at the Gates of the New Clark City Sports Complex.
It was a momentous event since the facility was a quarantine facility during the various surges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thankfully, the facilities are open for the public to see and marvel at, moreover, to enjoy and utilize.
Please note the sports facilities can be utilized only for official training and competitions, however, the New Clark City Management has set viewpoints and access for the public to see these architectural wonders.
Being a Cabalen, I feel so proud to have these state-of-the-art sports facilities in our region – Central Luzon, with strategic connectivity via the SCTEX or via Capas Town, it is convenient for us to drive there and savour the nature and edifices.
WHAT CAN THE GENERAL PUBLIC ENJOY?
1. Active Lifestyle Destination – the bicycle lanes, oval running track, and walking path at the 1.4 kilometre walkway at the RIVER PARK are places to burn the calories and pump those adrenaline inside the safe and secured sports complex.
2. Food Trip – For weekend of May28-29, there are snack kiosks and food trucks offering an array of delicious helpings to satiate those hungry palates.
3. Digital Content Creator Haven – just the architectural wonders and breathtaking facades of the Athletic Stadium and Aquatic Center are best backdrops for your Tiktok Entries and Instagram content.
4. Serene Creative Escape – with the expansive 4.5-hectare RIVER PARK, you can unleash your artistic prowess and be surrounded by art installations from celebrated artists such as Kenneth Cobonpue, Beatrice Panlilio-Valdes, Bernardo Paquing, and Jude Tiotuico.
We are thankful to the Bases Conversion Development Authority to reopen this soonest as an additional tourism destination in our region. I cannot wait again to revisit the sports complex. I will never get tired of marvelling at such awe-inspiring wonder.
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IMPACT ON NATIONAL ATHLETES
During the 2019 SEA GAMES hosting of the Philippines, it became a great source of pride and honor on our athletes to have such state-of-the-art sports facilities. According to Nikko Huelgas, it is a huge advantage during his trainings.
This is one of the grand moves of the government to support our National Athletes for them to bring home more medals.
The New Clark City is just at its Phase 1. As the development continues, commercial and residential investment opportunities are available, and this is the best location to have, thanks to its strategic master plan that will make your investment worthwhile. The main features of this massive sprawling complex are its sustainability framework, disaster resilience, prompt crisis responsiveness and multi-access.
Triathlete Rambo Chicano also imparted a message to the youth to do sports and even promoted the upcoming National Academy of Sports.
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IMPACT ON LOCALS
As Ms. Selle Yambao mentioned, the Department of Tourism Region 3 is indeed part of the move to spur employment through tourism projects and events. Additionally, COngressman-Elect Christian Yap mentioned that the surrounding towns of Tarlac shall be prepared to heed the needs and support of the NCC thus spurring more business and employment too.
Understanding the master plan of New Clark City, I cannot help but be excited as this would be the next Sustainable Metropolis in our country, with more employment, leisure and business opportunities available for Filipinos and foreign visitors.
Thank you to Sir Val Veneracion of BCDA for the event invite and to Ms. Lhot Paule of CDC Communications Division for the assistance.
More photographs from the event below: