The local government unit (LGU) of Tagbilaran City is planning to build a “modern” and large-scale sports facility with an indoor segment which will house various playing courts to boost the city’s bid in hosting more sporting events and other activities that would draw large crowds, said an official.
According to Tagbilaran City administrator Leonides “Edi” Borja, initial plans for the project indicated that the facility will be constructed on a five-hectare lot in Barangay Cabawan.
The largescale infrastructure will be a joint project between the Tagbilaran LGU and the provincial government of Bohol.
Borja said that city and province officials led by provincial administrator Alfonso Damalerio conducted a dialogue on the proposal.
The officials through the Provincial Development Council will be pushing for the project’s endorsement through the Regional Development Council, he added.
Based on initial plans, the venue will house playing courts for basketball, volleyball and other sports and will also be designed to accommodate large audiences for other activities.
According to Borja, the government will no longer need to rent venues for big events once the project is completed.
During the recently concluded Central Visayas Regional Athletics Association (CVIRAA) meet held in Tagbilaran City, the Department of Education had to rent facilities of private schools for some of the games.
Other events were also held in various towns outside of the city.
Meanwhile, athletes and CVIRAA officials complained that some of the facilities used were not at par with game standards.
The CVIRAA 2018 Meet was held in Tagbilaran City, mainly at the CPG Sports Complex.
The newly renovated multi-sport complex was also the venue for the event’s ceremonial activities which were joined by 19 delegations from across the region. (Allen Doydora)