Butuan Polysports Complex

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Butuan Polysports Complex
Butuan City Polysports Complex and Recreational Center
Polysports Complex Logo.jpg
LocationBrgy. Tiniwisan, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Caraga
Coordinates08°58′07.0″N 125°35′28.0″E / 8.968611°N 125.591111°E / 8.968611; 125.591111
OwnerCity Government of Butuan
OperatorCity Government of Butuan
Construction
Built2013
OpenedNovember 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)
ClosedAugust 7, 2016 (Temporary)[2]
ReopenedJanuary 2018 (Abandoned)[1]
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.[3] 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).[4]

Construction[edit]

The sports complex was started in 2012 when the old sports complex in Libertad was unfinished.[5]

Controversy[edit]

In November 2015, J.D. Legaspi had expired the mayor's permit, according to the COA.[6] In December 2015, the previous mayor probed for plunder and graft over P253,000,000 sports complex contract.[7][8] However, in February 2016, the previous mayor ordered to arrest 43 Brgy. Captains for perjury and vexation and the connection of the polysports complex contract.[9][10][11] 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.[12][13][14] As of now, only the rubberized track oval, football field, and the basketball gymnasium have been completed 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 but abandoned.[1]
BUTUAN POLYSPORTS COMPLEX (MARCH 16, 2019).jpg Polysports Football Stadium 3,672 (Football)
35,000 (Concert)[15]
2013 November 11, 2015 New record attendance.[15] As of March 16, 2019; The football field and the track oval is active.
Butuan Polysports Baseball Park (Inactive).jpg Polysports Baseball Park 1,800 February 1, 2016 February 4, 2016 Prior to the Caraga Regional Athletic Meet.[4] Inactive as of June 30, 2018 and abandoned.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Local incumbent officials ng Butuan City, gikasuhan sa Ombudsman tungod sa pag-abandona matud pa sa polysports complex". Bombo Radyo Butuan on Facebook. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Poly Sports Complex sa Barangay Tiniwisan wala na ma gamit ug na himo nang abandonado, kasong gi file sa syudad kontra sa kontractor sa maong proyekto nag padayon". Bee TV-7 Butuan on Facebook. Retrieved 23 Feb 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/p252-m-butuan-city-polysports-complex-to-rise-soon/
  4. ^ a b "2016 Caraga Regional Athletic Meet". Facebook. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Construction of the P252.9M Butuan Polysports Complex soon to start". balita.ph - Online Filipino News.
  6. ^ "Mindanao Daily News – COA: Butuan's Polysports Complex builder had expired mayor's permit".
  7. ^ "Butuan mayor probed for plunder, graft over P253M sports complex contract". INQUIRER.net.
  8. ^ "Eloquent". philstar GLOBAL.
  9. ^ "Butuan mayor files perjury raps against 43 barangay execs". Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
  10. ^ "Prosecutor okays perjury raps vs 43 brgy execs". Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
  11. ^ "Prosecutor files perjury cases against Amante's accusers". Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
  12. ^ "Another Butuan village chair arrested for possession of ammunition". Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
  13. ^ "Arrested brgy exec, tests positive for illegal drugs". Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
  14. ^ "Armed brgy chair caught while trying to get near Butuan exec". Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
  15. ^ a b "Batang Butuan". Facebook. Retrieved 18 May 2016.

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