PHL football officials satisfied with Rizal Memorial Renovations

By Reuben Terrado

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) commissioner Chito Loyzaga said so far Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano Araneta and Azkals team manager are satisfied with the renovations being done at the Rizal Memorial football field.

Loyzaga said Araneta and Palami have already inspected the venue that will be used for the second leg of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers between the Azkals and Sri Lanka on July 3.

“Natutuwa sila at nagagandahan din sila sa field and I think the condition would pass the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) standards,” said Loyzaga.

He added the PSC and PFF have already discussed the other repairs that need to be done inside the stadium, including the field and the stands.

The PSC is in the initial phase of renovating the Rizal football field.

So far, the goal posts have already been installed as the field is already being used by De La Salle University, which funded the renovation of the football field two years ago.

The Azkals, who have began their preparations for the World Cup qualifiers at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa, plan to also train at the Rizal Memorial so they can
Get used to the field conditions in time for the game.

GMA News learned that the PSC plans to close the surrounding roads of the Rizal Memorial football field during the match to control the crowd. Source