THE Southeast Asian Games that the Philippines is hosting next year will be spread across different areas in line with its vision “to strengthen the cities and communities where the events will take place.”


In a Facebook posting last week, organizers of the SEA Games 2019 shared the venues where the sporting events will be held.


The venues are divided into four clusters, as per the posting, namely, Clark, Pampanga, Metro Manila; Subic, Zambales; and the Batangas, La Union and Tagaytay cluster.


In the Clark cluster are aquatics, underwater hockey, athletics, archery, rugby 7’S, arnis, baseball, softball, floorball, indoor hockey, net ball, golf, judo, jujitsu, kurash, smabo, wrestling, lawn balls, petanque, shooting and wakeboarding.


Identified areas in Clark include the Parade Grounds, The Villages, Royce Hotel, Luisita Golf, ASEAN Convention Center, Clark Global City and Clark Wakepark.


Part of the Metro Manila cluster, meanwhile, are badminton, basketball (3-on-3), basketball full court, taekwondo. Bowling, boxing, fencing, kickboxing, wushu, figure skating, ice hockey, football, gymnastics, rowing, soft tennis, tennis, squash, volleyball, Esports and billiards.


Among the venues are Philippine Sports Commission Philippines Arena, SM Mall of Asia Activity Arena, MOA Arena. Ninoy Aquino Stadium, World Trade Center, La Mesa Ecopark, Manila Polo Club and Smart Araneta Coliseum.


Venues for Esports and billards are still to be determined.


In Subic, to be played are beach volleyball, beach handball, chess, muay, vovinam, pancak silat, table tennis, weightlifting, karatedo, sepak takraw, obstacle sports, sailing, windsurfing, traditional boat race, triathlon and duathlon.


Areas of competition include Subic Tennis Court, Subic Bay Exhibition & Convention Center, Subic Gymnasium and Subic Bay Yacht Club.


Polo will be played in Calatagan, Batangas. Surfing is in La Union while cycling and skateboarding are to be held in Tagaytay.


The 2019 SEA Games Philippines will take place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.


Fifty-six sports disciplines were approved by the organizers, who recently started the one-year countdown for the event in ceremonies held in Clark.




Date: December 17, 2018 | Newspaper: Business World | Source: