Tuesday, 8 February 2011

20,000 spectators expected to watch Azkals game

Posted by chardyboy on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 0 comments

source: sun star

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. cautioned the Negrenses who will watch tomorrow's game of the Team Azkals against Mongolia at the Panaad Park and Stadium to avoid bringing children as 20,000 spectators are expected to troop to the 15,000-capacity venue.

The Philippines will battle Mongolia for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifying tournament. Game One will be played tomorrow while Game Two will be played on March 15 at Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
"Because of the large number of people expected to watch the match, it is better to avoid bringing children because they might get hurt in the rush of the crowd," the governor said. "Moreover, they cannot yet appreciate and enjoy the game."
Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office Director Allan Guisihan, who is in-charge of the overall security at the stadium during the game, also echoed the governor's call.
Due to the expected huge turnout, Marañon disclosed that Panaad Stadium in-charge Ian De Ramos is planning to extend an additional 10 layer seats for the bleachers for the convenience of the spectators.
On the other hand, the governor reiterated that the provincial government only provides the venue for the game. The Capitol has no control over the distribution of tickets for the match, citing that the provincial government was only provided with a certain number of tickets by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).
However, Marañon said, the promised tickets of PFF have not yet been given to the Capitol as of yesterday, adding that the organizers promised to deliver them today.
Many interested spectators have been making inquiries about the tickets, especially those that will be given free to the public.
Meanwhile, Marañon said President Benigno Aquino III is probably not coming to witness the game.
Usually the advance party and the members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) comes three days before the President's arrival but as of yesterday, there was no official notice sent to the Capitol from Malacañang.
Senators Ramon Revilla, Loren Legarda, Juan Miguel Zubiri and Teofisto Guingona III are expected to be present for the game. 


0 Responses so far:

Leave a Reply