Butuan Polysports Complex

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Butuan Polysports Complex
Butuan City Polysports Complex and Recreational Center
Polysports Complex Logo.jpg
Location Brgy. Tiniwisan, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Caraga
Coordinates 08°58′07.0″N 125°35′28.0″E / 8.968611°N 125.591111°E / 8.968611; 125.591111
Owner City Government of Butuan
Operator City Government of Butuan
Construction
Built 2013
Opened November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)
Closed August 7, 2016 (Temporary)[1]
Reopened January 2018
Construction cost ₱253 million

Butuan Polysports Complex, is a national sports complex of the Philippines located at Barangay Tiniwisan, Butuan City and is the venue of athletic events of both Agusan del Norte and Caraga region.[2] There are only 3 sport venues which was completed. They are: Polysports Basketball Arena, Polysports Football Stadium, and the Polysports Baseball Park prior to the 19th Caraga Regional Athletic Meet (or CRAM 2016).[3]

Construction[edit]

The sports complex was started in 2012 when the old sports complex in Libertad was unfinished.[4]

Controversy[edit]

In November 2015, J.D. Legaspi had expired the mayor's permit, according to the COA.[5] In December 2015, the previous mayor probed for plunder and graft over P253,000,000 sports complex contract.[6][7] However, in February 2016, the previous mayor ordered to arrest 43 Brgy. Captains for prejury and vexation and the connection of the polysports complex contract.[8][9][10] In April 2016, 3 out of 43 Brgy. Captains were arrested by the local police for using drugs, and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.[11][12][13] As of now, only the rubberized track oval, football field, and the basketball gymnasium were finished so far.

Facilities[edit]

Image Names Maximum Seating Capacity Broke Ground Year Opened Description/Notes
Butuan Polysports Basketball Arena.jpg Polysports Basketball Arena 4,000 2013 February 4, 2016 Remains active as of June 30, 2018
Butuan Polysports Complex, March 29, 2018.jpg Polysports Football Stadium 4,000 (Football)
35,000 (Concert)[14]
2013 November 11, 2015 New record attendance.[14] Only Track Oval remains active as of June 30, 2018.
Butuan Polysports Baseball Park (Inactive).jpg Polysports Baseball Park 1,420 February 1, 2016 February 4, 2016 Prior to the Caraga Regional Athletic Meet.[3] Inactive as of June 30, 2018

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