Marikina Sports Complex

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Marikina Sports Center
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Football field and athletics oval of the MSC, 2014
Former names Rodriguez Sports Center
Location Marikina, Philippines
Coordinates 14°38′04.6″N 121°05′54.3″E / 14.634611°N 121.098417°E / 14.634611; 121.098417Coordinates: 14°38′04.6″N 121°05′54.3″E / 14.634611°N 121.098417°E / 14.634611; 121.098417
Owner Marikina City Government
Operator Marikina City Government
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 1969
Renovated 2001
Tenants
JPV Marikina F.C. (2017–)

The Marikina Sports Center, also known as Marikina Sports Park and formerly known as Rodriguez Sports Center, is a sports complex located in Marikina, at the corner of Shoe Avenue and Sumulong Highway in Metro Manila, Philippines.

It is built in 1969 as the Rodriguez Sports Center under the Rizal Governor Isidro Rodriguez Sr. on a 3 hectares (7.4 acres) land owned by Marikina, then a municipality of Rizal. It is turned over to the Marikina municipal government under Mayor Bayani Fernando in 1995 and was renovated in 2001 under Mayor Maria Lourdes Fernando.[1]

It hosts an Olympic-size swimming pool, two grandstands, a 400-meter track oval, a sports building, an indoor gymnasium and several courts. The area has been host to several sports competitions – both national and regional including the 2014 ASEAN School Games which serves as the main venue, as well as entertainment such as grand concerts, finals night and live television shows, and other events such as for private uses and other community and local government activities.[2]

Aside from hosting events, Marikina Sports Center also host sports clinics for the residents of Marikina during the summer season yearly, dubbed as the "Summer Sports Camp".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marikina Sports Park". Marikina City Official Website. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g312692-r57674250-Marikina_Metro_Manila_Luzon.html
  3. ^ "Marikina Sports Summer Camp". Inquirer Bandera. March 12, 2016.