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New Clark City sports complex wins industry award

The New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas town in Tarlac received recognition for its innovative planning, architecture and design from the 10th PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards.

The Tarlac complex was among the big winners at the anniversary gala to celebrate and give recognition to Filipino excellence in property development, architecture, and design, as it was awarded the “Special Recognition For Public Facility.”

“This feat is truly a testament to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority’s (BCDA) constant efforts to provide Filipinos the best public facilities possible by embedding sustainability, gender diversity and gender sensitivity, and smart components from planning to design and implementation,” said BCDA president and CEO Aileen Zosa.

“With the help of our development partner MTD Philippines, architectural consultant Budji+Royal Architecture+Design, and all the men and women who worked on the Sports Complex, the New Clark City Sports Complex was born to give Filipinos a modern public facility they can be proud of,” she added.

Opened in 2019, the New Clark City Sports Complex is the first major sports hub constructed by the government since the completion of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in 1934.

The sports complex currently comprises three major facilities, namely the World Athletics-certified Athletics Stadium, Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA)-approved Aquatics Center, and the 525-unit Athletes’ Village.

The sports complex of New Clark City was put on the global map when it hosted the athletics and aquatic events of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Today, it hosts the safe return of the country’s much-awaited sporting events, from triathlon to swimming to football.