Amoranto Sports Complex

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Amoranto Sports Complex
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Address Don A. Roces Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Location Quezon City, Philippines
Coordinates 14°37′47.6″N 121°01′23.8″E / 14.629889°N 121.023278°E / 14.629889; 121.023278Coordinates: 14°37′47.6″N 121°01′23.8″E / 14.629889°N 121.023278°E / 14.629889; 121.023278
Capacity 15,000 (main stadium)
Construction
Opened 1966 (1966)
Construction cost ₱2 million

The Amoranto Sports Complex is located in Quezon City, Philippines. The Complex was inaugurated in 1966 by then President Ferdinand Marcos. The facility was constructed at the cost of ₱2 milion on a government owned site on Roces Avenue. The facility then consisted of a grandstand, an eight lane track and field oval, bleachers and a gymnasium.[1] The sports facility covers land measuring about 5.8 hectares (14 acres). The main stadium has a capacity of 15,000. The sports facility was named after former Quezon City Mayor Norberto Amoranto.[2]

The complex's velodrome hosted the cycling events for the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.[3]

Renovations[edit]

Several renovations have been done on the Amoranto Sports Complex since its opening. Currently, the sports facility features a tennis court, six badminton courts, a martial arts facility, a swimming pool,[4] as well as a multipurpose gym, and a separate gym dedicated to boxing and weightlifting. The Amoranto Sports Complex also hosts a library for students.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Amoranto Stadium". The Quezonian (Special). 
  2. ^ a b "Sports and Fitness". Quezon City Official Website. Quezon City Government. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "The 23rd SEA GAMES, Venues and Location". 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Archived from the original on 18 March 2006. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City, National Capital Region, PHILIPPINES". Swimmersguide.com. Retrieved 2016-08-22.