Cebu City Sports Complex

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Cebu City Sports Center
Cebu City Sports Complex.jpg
Former names Abellana Sports Complex
Location Cebu City, Philippines
Coordinates 10°18′1.52″N 123°53′43.02″E / 10.3004222°N 123.8952833°E / 10.3004222; 123.8952833Coordinates: 10°18′1.52″N 123°53′43.02″E / 10.3004222°N 123.8952833°E / 10.3004222; 123.8952833
Owner Cebu City Government
Operator Cebu City Government
Capacity 5,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1993
Opened 1994
Tenants
Global F.C. (2017–present)
Sinulog
Cebu F.A.
CESAFI (2001–present)
Philippines national football team (2012–2014)

Cebu City Sports Center, formerly called as Abellana Sports Complex is a track and field stadium located in Cebu City, Philippines. The complex was built by the city to serve as the main venue for the 1994 Palarong Pambansa and accommodate large events of various kinds. It is owned and managed by the Cebu City government. A number of major events have taken place at the Complex, including concerts, sports events, governmental activities, and the Sinulog Festival, which is held there every year.

The Sinulog Foundation, responsible for the organization of the Sinulog Festival, is taking office in the complex and the Sinulog contest is usually held there. [1] The Cebu City Sports Complex has been used by the local government to discuss political problems, like population transfer and urban renewal with local neighborhood organizations.

In August 2012, it was announced that the stadium will host its first ever international match, a friendly between Singapore national football team and the Philippines national football team,[2] ending in a 1-0 win for the Philippines.[3] In 2014, the Philippines national team returned to the stadium in a friendly match against Malaysia, [4] ending in a 0-0 draw.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ World Events Guide
  2. ^ Decena, Karl (August 24, 2012). "Cebu confirms November date between Azkals and Singapore". InterAksyon.com. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "All eyes on Sacapano as Azkals best Singapore". Rappler. November 16, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Azkals set for return date with Malaysia with April friendly in Cebu". InterAksyon.com. March 28, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Azkals draw with Malaysia anew in Dooley's first home game". GMANetwork.com. April 27, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2015.