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November 26 2019
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30TH SEA GAMES – WATER POLO

The water polo competition is one of the four aquatic sports along with swimming, diving, and open water swimming held at the Aquatics Center in New Clark City during the 2019 SEA Games. Among the squad that caught the imagination of sports fans in the country at the 30th SEA Games is the Philippine Men’s National Water Polo Team who capped their magical run with silver while other record-breaking performances by athletes from other countries were also celebrated. Singapore’s star swimmer, and 30th SEA Games gold medalist, Joseph Schooling has described the FINA-certified pool at the Aquatics Center as “beautiful.” But aside from the aesthetics of the entire structure, there are technologies inside the center that support optimum athletic performance that athletes like Schooling have been raving about.

November 26 2019
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PGH Polyclinic at New Clark City opens in time for SEA Games

PGH Polyclinic at New Clark City opens in time for SEA GamesThe PGH Polyclinic (Phase 1) of the PhilippineGeneral Hospital Satellite for Sports Medicineand Wellness (PGH-SSMW) at the sprawlingNew Clark City was inaugurated Tuesday,November 19, in time for the holding of theSouth East Asian Games there from November30 to December 11, 2019. During the SEA Games, the PGH Polyclinic willbe equipped with a 24-hour Emergency RoomFacility, Primary Care and Sports Medicine,Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Imaging Center (X-ray and Ultrasound), Diagnostic Laboratoryand Pharmacy. “We thank the University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital for putting up a polyclinicthat would provide free medical and health care services to athletes participating in the SEA Games,”BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said. “This facility will also greatly benefit future residents of NewClark City, as well as the neighboring towns and provinces.” “The University of the Philippines, through UP Manila and its training hospital, PGH, is committed to servethe health needs of the SEAG athletes as well as the rest of the community of New Clark City,” UPPresident Danilo Concepcion said. The Memorandum of Agreement to operate Phase 1 of the PGH-SSMW will be signed by UP PresidentConcepcion, and National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) Phase 1A Joint Venture Chair, Mr.Isaac David. The PGH-SSMW is beside the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, which is part of the Sports Complex thatwill serve as the national training center of Filipino athletes and host to major international sports eventsstarting with the SEA Games. The complex boasts of a 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium, a 2,000-seater Aquatics Center with an Olympic-size pool, and an Athletes’ Village which will house the SEA Games athletes, officials and volunteers.Depending on the population growth of the community, the PGH Polyclinic will expand initially to a 25-bedhospital and then to a 200-bed hospital. With the full development of the New Clark City decades from now,a 1,000-bed PGH is being planned. BCDA is implementing the New Clark City project, a 9,450-hectare metropolis that is considered a flagshipproject of the national government in the northern portion of the 32,000-hectare Clark Freeport and SpecialEconomic Zone. The master planned metropolis will host businesses, domestic and international trade, regional tourismcenters, schools and hospitals, research and development entities, national government offices, andheadquarters of international offices.

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Swimming, athletics international reps praise New Clark City venues

Swimming, athletics international reps praise New Clark City venues International representatives for athletics and swimming in the upcoming 30th South East AsianGames (SEA Games) lauded the world-class Athletics Stadium and Aquatics Center built in NewClark City, as well as the technology and equipment used in the new facilities.  Ibrahim Fadil Naddeh, international representative for swimming and secretary of the SwimmingTechnical Committee of Asian Amateur Swimming Federation (AASF), cited the quick constructionof the sports facilities in just 18 months.  “This took only one year and [six] months to complete, from the time we started construction, andfor me, this is Guinness Book of World Records [quality],” he said, adding that athletes can do“proper training and proper competition” with the Aquatics Center.  The Aquatics Center features a 10-lane competition pool, eight-lane training pool, and a divingpool with a five-meter maximum depth. National athletes who competed in the 1st PhilippineNational Open Swimming Championships held last weekend in New Clark City said thecompetition pool was a “fast pool.”  Valson Cuddikotta, international representative for athletics, said the Athletics Stadium is“advanced and has come out very well.” “I only see mountains there when I came two years ago.But now, I see a world class athletics venue.”  “If you have an opportunity, please visit the venue. It has come out so well… And I must say theycan conduct any event of the highest magnitude in this New Clark City stadium they haveconstructed,” he said. “Equipment-wise, they have chosen the best equipment. And the timing and scoring equipmentare world-class,” Cuddikotta said.  The Athletics Stadium features a nine-lane world-class track and field facility, an indoor track, hasa 20,000-seating capacity, and meets the standards of the International Association of AthleticsFederations (IAAF).  The new sports facilities were built by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)and its joint venture partner, MTD Clark, Inc., as part of the National Government AdministrativeCenter or Phase 1A of New Clark City.  Aside from hosting the athletics events, and swimming, diving, water polo and artistic swimmingcompetitions, New Clark City will also be the venue of the SEA Games Closing Ceremony onDecember 11. -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetAVP for Corporate Communications+63 908 899 8578

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New Clark City sports facilities boost performance of national athletes

New Clark City sports facilities boost performance of national athletes CAPAS, TARLAC– The Philippine Swimming Inc. (PSI) and the Philippine Athletics Track and FieldAssociation (PATAFA) Inc. were impressed by the newly built Athletics Stadium and Aquatics Center inNew Clark City as both were recently tested by national athletes during the pre-qualifying competitionsheld here for the upcoming 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games. “I’ve seen this in phases, from raw land to the time that this was being built,” says PATAFA PresidentPhilip Ella Juico, referring to the Athletics Stadium where the 2019 PATAFA Weekly Relay Series washeld. “I’ve visited other facilities in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Indonesia and [the stadium] comparesvery favorably. It has all of the requirements of a modern facility that is approved by the highest trackand field authorities in the world.” Juico also mentioned the positive feedback of the athletes towards the new stadium, highlighting the firstgovernment-owned warm-up track oval which is a big improvement from their former training facility. “All of them love it. They feel that this is the best for them. The track itself is not too hard, it’s not toodemanding on their legs. So we expect good performances from them,” he said. Meanwhile, PSI President Lani Velasco said that the FINA-accredited Aquatics Center can be “thetraining ground for all European and US-based swimmers who are preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.” Velasco said that the swimmers were happy that the competition pool at the Aquatics Center is a “fastpool” which can positively impact the speed and performance of the swimmers. Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Deputy Director General ArreyPerez remarked that the said competitions called “sports rehearsals,” allow BCDA to identify thestrengths of the facilities before the games start. “Without the support of President Duterte and his sheer will to make this happen, the world-classfacilities for our athletes will not be here,” BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said. “BCDA is veryproud that the athletes were able to use the sports facilities which are part New Clark City, the country’sfirst smart and resilient metropolis.” -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetAssistant Vice President for Corporate Communications09088998578

August 31 2019
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National athletes test SEA Games-ready facilities in New Clark City

National athletes test SEA Games-ready facilities in New Clark City CAPAS, TARLAC — In preparation for the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games, nationalathletes tested the new and modern sports facilities at the New Clark City during the pre-qualifying competitions held here, in the field of swimming and athletics. Competition winnerswill be part of the national team for the SEA Games which will run from November 30 toDecember 11. The 1st Philippine National Open Swimming Championships organized by the PhilippineSwimming, Inc., was held in the 2,000-seater Aquatics Center and will run from August 31 toSeptember 3. Meanwhile, the final leg of the 2019 Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association(PATAFA) Weekly Relay Series will be held at the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium onSeptember 1, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. “Before, these facilities were just a dream. Now, I’m happy to see our athletes training here asthey make their country proud in the upcoming biennial games. The facilities are proof thatgovernment is serious in providing our athletes with a sports center that is truly world-class,”BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said. This was also the first time that the road from New Clark City to the Subic-Clark-TarlacExpressway (SCTEX) was used by the athletes. The road will boost accessibility in the area andease traffic especially during main events. The newly finished Athletics Stadium and Aquatics Center meet the standards of internationalgoverning bodies, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and theFederation Internationale de Natation (FINA). Inspired by native features, the facilities weredesigned and built to show the resiliency of the Filipino spirit. The Athletics Stadium takes inspiration from the “caldera” or crater of Mt. Pinatubo and theorganic lahar material of the concrete. The stadium features a world-class 400-meter, nine-lanestandard track. The design for the Aquatics Center shows the coastal heritage of the Filipino people, depictingCapiz shells used as windows, while the structural faming mimics the weaving patterns of the“baklad’” or woven fish nets. The Athletes’ Village inside the New Clark City sports complex will serve as home of theathletes, officials, and international volunteers for the entire duration of the 2019 SEA Games. Itwill have 525 rooms, 95 of which are for PWDs, gym amenities, kitchen and dining areas,conference rooms, and other recreational facilities. After SEA Games, the facilities will be used by our athletes for training, and will serve as venuesfor events, concerts, and other sports events.  -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetAssistant Vice President09088998578

December 31 2018
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New Clark City close to ready for 2019 SEA Games

New Clark City close to ready for 2019 SEA GamesThe Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and its partner MTD Philippines Inc. is ontrack in finishing the world-class facilities in New Clark City before the 30th Southeast Asian Gamesopen in November 2019. “Phase 1 of the National Government Administrative Center in New Clark City has significantlyprogressed since it broke ground January this year,” BCDA President and CEO Vivencio Dizon said. “This proves that government is true to its promise of building quality infrastructure within setdeadlines,” he added. Phase 1 of the 200-hectare National Government Administrative Center involves the development ofback-up offices of various agencies to ensure continuous business operations and services for the peoplein case of disasters or national calamities. Phase 1A will house the world-class Athletics Stadium, Aquatics Center, Athletes’ Village, andgovernment housing which will soon benefit thousands of athletes and government workers. By the endof 2019, we will see the National Government Administrative Center completed and fully operational. Phase 1B will involve development of more government buildings, residences and other supportfacilities that will commence in 2020. The government center in New Clark City is part of President Duterte’s plan to decongest Metro Manilaby decentralizing state offices from the capital. Such move will also spur economic growth in the regions as government continues to develop areasoutside Manila. Other developments in New Clark CityFilinvest Land Inc.’s (FLI) 288-hectare mixed-use industrial area in New Clark City is also in the workswith the groundbreaking in early 2019. FLI’s industrial area is envisioned to be future-ready and sustainable as it will adopt a vibrant “live-work-play” environment. BCDA and China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC) also partnered to develop a 500-hectaremixed-use industrial park in New Clark City. Both parties signed an agreement in November 19, 2018 during the visit of Chinese President XiJinping. This is anchored on Philippine and China’s program for cooperation on industrial parks. Provision of reliable water and power utilities in New Clark City is also well underway. The city is setto have the lowest water and power rates in the country which will surely attract locators, businesses,and residents. BCDA signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with the PrimeWater consortium for water andwastewater services, which submitted the lowest bid of Php9.45 per cubic meter. PrimeWater’s offer bested the Php11.00 per cubic meter bid by the Manila Water Company.For power distribution in New Clark City, BCDA targets to sign the JVA with the winning partner byearly 2019. The Meralco-Marubeni Consortium submitted the lower tariff bid of Php0.6188 per kilowatt hour,besting the Php0.9888/kwh proposal of the Aboitiz-KEPCO Consortium. The Meralco consortium will undergo a post-qualification process before the award.The Asian Development Bank acted as BCDA’s transaction adviser for the national governmentcenter’s power, water and wastewater infrastructures. New Clark City is the country’s first smart, green, and resilient city, and BCDA’s most ambitiousproject to date. Upon full completion, the city will be the symbol of a modern and inclusive Philippines. -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetAssistant Vice President for Corporate CommunicationsMobile No. 0908-8998578

November 24 2018
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Athletes witness construction of world-class facilities for 2019 SEA Games

Athletes witness construction of world-class facilities for 2019 SEA Games Capas, Tarlac—More than 150 national athletes visited New Clark City, Friday, to see theconstruction progress of the New Clark City Sports Complex that will be used for the 30thSoutheast Asian (SEA) Games in 2019. Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano andSpecial Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go led the event. Mr. Go is an avidbasketball player whose role was significant in sending Gilas Pilipinas, the national basketballteam, to the Asian Games. Joining them were two-time Asian Games gold medalist and Olympicrunner Lydia De Vega-Mercado and swimmer Eric Buhain, who also won medals in previous SEAGames. “These facilities are long overdue. Kaya binabalik lang po ni Pangulong Duterte ang dapat sa inyo,”Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go said to the more than 150 athletespresent. The sports facilities are part of the Phase 1A development of the National GovernmentAdministrative Center (NGAC) in New Clark City, which is envisioned to be the main hub ofPhilippine sports. It will house the Athletics Stadium which has a 20,000-seating capacity, AquaticsCenter which can accommodate 2,000 people, and an Athletes’ Village. The Athletics Stadium will have a 400-meter standard track and a nine-lane world-class track andfield facility. Its design is inspired from the crater of Mt. Pinatubo, the contours of the Sierra Madreranges, and the festive details of the parols (Christmas lanterns) of Pampanga. Meanwhile, the Aquatics Center will have an eight-lane training pool, a 10-lane competition pool,and a diving pool with a five-meter maximum depth. Both the Athletics Stadium and the Aquatics Center meet global standards of the InternationalAssociation of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA),respectively. The Athletes’ Village will serve as home of the athletes, officials, and international volunteers forthe entire duration of the 2019 SEA Games. It will have 525 rooms, 95 of which are for PWDs,gym amenities, kitchen and dining areas, conference rooms, and other recreational facilities. “The fast construction of the sports facilities proves that the government is committed to enhancesports development in the country so we can produce more world-class athletes, and hostinternational sporting events in the future,” Cayetano said. Speaking in behalf of the athletes, Cheska Altomonte, captain of the Philippine Women’s SoftballTeam said, “Up until 11 this morning, this complex was a bedtime story to us. It was a fairytale.We never believed it was actually real. We are very excited. We are very inspired to train harderthan ever.” “Because you promised this to us, this is our promise to you. We promise to train hard and trainsmart. We promise to respect the facilities to keep it clean. We promise to embody Olympic valuesof friendship, respect and excellence. Once you deliver this to us, we will deliver back. We promiseto win,” she added. Swimmer Jessie Lacuna meanwhile expressed gratitude for organizing the athletes’ visit.“It’s very exciting for us to represent the country in the SEA Games. Makakaasa po kayo na sa lahatng pinaghirapan niyo, makapag-produce rin kami and makapag-perform ng maayos for next year’sgames,” Lacuna said. At the core of the said development is the 1.4-kilometer River Park Corridor for people to have asense of harmony with nature. The corridor will have bikeways, jogging paths, open amphitheaters,and spots for community activities such as yoga and zumba. “Last January this property was bare land. Now, you can see for yourselves that we are on track infully transforming Clark as the main hub of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Expect these facilitiesto be completed by September next year,” said BCDA President and CEO Vivencio Dizon. Future developments like a high-performance gym, sports museum, and a tertiary level hospital, arealso envisioned to complete the New Clark City sports complex. The NGAC is the first phase in building New Clark City. Aside from the sports facilities, it willhave satellite offices of government agencies that will serve as back-up for continuity in case ofdisasters and calamities. -END- Reference:Leilani Barlongay-MacasaetAssistant Vice PresidentCorporate Communications OfficeMobile No. 0908-8998578

July 7 2018
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Construction of Sports Facilities for 2019 SEA Games on track

Construction of Sports Facilities for 2019 SEA Games on trackCapas, Tarlac—Leaders of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC)inspected on Saturday, July 7, the Sports Facilities being built in New Clark City as the Philippinesgears up to host the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. The Sports Facilities are part of New Clark City’s Phase1A which Infrastructure DeveloperAlloyMTD intends to finish by October 2019. The world-class sports complex includes an Athletic Stadium with a 20,000 seating capacity,Aquatic Center with a 2,000 seating capacity, and an Athletes Village that can accommodate up to1,000 athletes. “The Athletes Village has a total of 525 units, 95 of which are specially intended for Persons withdisabilities (PWD).; Amenities Gym, Library, and Conference Rooms in each floor; Kitchen anddining area; Basketball court, Swimming pool, and Deck gardens,” according to PHISGOC DeputyDirector General for Athletes Village Arrey Perez. AlloyMTD President Nicholas David says New Clark City construction is on track and is confidentthat Phase1A will be completed ahead of schedule.  PHISGOC officials also led the erection of steel columns for the Athletic Stadium together withBases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vivencio Dizon.  Clark will serve as the main hub of the 2019 SEA Games with the Aquatics and Athletics event tobe held at the New Clark City. -END-

March 26-27 2022
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2022 FINIS Short Course Swim Competition Series – Luzon leg

The two-day short swim competition series’ heats will have timed finals, sorted into eight age groups based on the participant’s age as of December 31, 2022. The best swimmers in each category will have a chance to compete for the Finis National Finals this June, also at the New Clark City Aquatics Center.

January 17 2022
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Pilot Affordable Housing to rise in New Clark City

New Clark City will be the pilot area for what could be the game-changer in terms of design, concept, and cost in affordable housing in the country. In a recent webinar attended by more than 40 participants from public and private corporations, developers, banks and financial institutions, the BCDA, in partnership with United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (UK-FCDO), unveiled the design and concept for affordable housing that are anchored on the following principles: affordability, mobility, safety and security, economic resilience, healthy design, community and inclusivity, climate and environmental, and accessibility. BCDA Senior Vice President Engr. Joshua Bingcang and the Delivery Team of the Global Future Cities Programme led by Royston Brockman (Director of Tripleline Consulting in UK), Marie Stephanie Tan-Hamed (Partner in SGV/EY Philippines), and Ian Simpson (Director of Broadway Malyan) discussed the overall masterplan, detailed forecast on housing demand and supply, and the financial aspects of the project. View Deck

September 2 2021
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Two BCDA projects that showcase majestic nature of Central Luzon are on global design stage

Inspired by the natural beauty and key features of Central Luzon, the new Clark International Airport (CRK) terminal in Pampanga and the New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Tarlac are both in the running for prestigious global design awards. The new CRK airport terminal is one of six airport finalists at the 2021 Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award, while the New Clark City Athletics Stadium has been shortlisted among the world’s best completed buildings at the World Architecture Festival. UNESCO’s Prix Versailles recognizes architecture that fosters a better interaction between economy and culture, and includes a range of categories from airports to shopping malls. Other finalists in the airport category are New York’s LaGuardia airport, Germany’s Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, Greece’s Athens International Airport (South Wing), Kazakhstan’s Hazrat Sultan International Airport, and New Zealand’s New Plymouth Airport. For its part, the Lisbon-based World Architecture Festival is one of the world’s largest architectural events, highlighted by its awards competition dedicated to celebrating and sharing international excellence in architecture. Other finalists under the sport category are Japan’s Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Australia’s Ken Rosewall Arena Redevelopment and Rod Laver Arena, USA’s Carolina Panthers Training Facility, Norway’s Bølgen Bath and Leisure Centre, as well as the United Arab Emirates’ Al Janoub Stadium. Just a few of the elements infused in the design of the new gateway are the silhouettes and lines of Mount Arayat and the Zambales mountains. The crater of Mount Pinatubo, meanwhile, stands proud in the design of the New Clark City Athletics Stadium. “These global recognitions mark a milestone in modern Filipino architecture and design, reflecting local heritage and talent,” said Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vince Dizon. “We in government are very proud that the beauty of the Philippines, particularly of Central Luzon, will be discussed and highlighted on the international stage because of these architectural masterpieces. To the thousands of Filipino workers, from masons to designers, engineers and architects, involved in the Athletics Stadium and the new Clark terminal, our sincerest gratitude to all of you.” Silhouetting majestic nature   CRK is the only airport in Southeast Asia to be included in the 2021 Prix Versailles World Architecture and Design Award. This is also the first time a Philippine airport has made it to the Prix Versailles list. BCDA and the Department of Transportation are the implementing agencies of the CRK New Passenger Terminal Building. The structure of the new CRK terminal was built by the consortium of Megawide Construction Corporation and GMR Infrastructure, with Budji+Royal Architecture+Design as the architect. Meanwhile, the operations and maintenance of CRK are being overseen by Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD), a consortium of Filinvest Development Corporation, JG Summit Holdings, Changi Airports Philippines and Philippine Airport Ground Solutions. LIPAD appointed Populous and Casas+Architects for the gateway’s fit-out and interior design. CRK passengers and visitors will be greeted with the view of Sacobia mountain ranges in the west, and Mount Arayat towards the east. “Passenger experience was at the heart of this design,” said Populous Principal Architect Ben Dawson. “We brought our world-leading experience in aviation design to create a space that is international in its standards for passengers while delivering a strong sense of place and cultural heritage for Filipinos,” Dawson added. Accents of green and blue at CRK not just emulate the greenery and the landscape of Central Luzon, but also serve as an intuitive reference point for passengers and visitors. The green represents the landscape of Mount Arayat, which faces the domestic boarding gates, while blue refers to the waters of Manila Bay, which faces the international boarding gates. The inspiration behind the design of the new CRK terminal is the melding of Central Luzon’s natural and cultural heritage, which is manifested in the play of shapes, textures, and forms in its facilities. “Nature was a major source of CRK’s inspiration during its conception as it presents, with emphasis, our identity as Filipinos. The silhouette and its permeable character highlight its environment and people. Its majesty is not about standing out amidst what is around it but rather it is about taking part in the grand orchestra of the place,” said Royal Pineda, principal architect of Budji+Royal. Equipped with contactless bag drops, check-in counters, and an ordering system, the new CRK terminal will be able to serve up to 8 million passengers annually. Once its doors open by the end of 2021, CRK passengers and visitors will also enjoy other inclusive features like a transit lounge for overseas Filipino workers and a separate exclusive lounge for soldiers and police officers. The new CRK terminal is the first hybrid public-private partnership project that was planned, constructed and completed–from start to finish–under the Build Build Build program of the Duterte administration. Embodying Filipino spirit   With a 20,000-seating capacity, a nine-lane 400-meter track and field, and another four-lane warm-up track, the New Clark City Athletics Stadium served as a venue for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in 2019. BCDA tapped Budji+Royal to be its architectural partner for the stadium. “​​To have this opportunity to share the New Clark City Athletics Stadium’s authentic nature and identity with our colleagues and an international audience makes me really very happy and proud. That was the objective anyway – to present our variety as modern Filipinos through architecture and design,” said Pineda, noting that the design celebrates Mount Pinatubo and Filipino resilience. Aside from the crater of Mount Pinatubo, the stadium’s design also drew inspiration from the contours of the Sierra Madre ranges and the festive details of the parols of Pampanga. New Clark City Athletics Stadium is the first major sports hub constructed by the government since the completion of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in 1934. It is also the first-ever facility in the country to receive a Class 1 certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The facility’s design was ably executed by MTD Philippines, BCDA’s development partner in New Clark City.

July 15 2021
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PSI National Selection Bubble

https://bcda.gov.ph/news/new-clark-city-host-psi-swimming-national-selection-bubble

July 15 2021
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Israel Swimming Camp

https://bcda.gov.ph/news/ncc-aquatics-center-draws-praises-israeli-swim-team

November 26 2019
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30TH SEA GAMES – WATER POLO

The water polo competition is one of the four aquatic sports along with swimming, diving, and open water swimming held at the Aquatics Center in New Clark City during the 2019 SEA Games. Among the squad that caught the imagination of sports fans in the country at the 30th SEA Games is the Philippine Men’s National Water Polo Team who capped their magical run with silver while other record-breaking performances by athletes from other countries were also celebrated. Singapore’s star swimmer, and 30th SEA Games gold medalist, Joseph Schooling has described the FINA-certified pool at the Aquatics Center as “beautiful.” But aside from the aesthetics of the entire structure, there are technologies inside the center that support optimum athletic performance that athletes like Schooling have been raving about.