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FIFA Football Turf turnover today at SLLP

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Jockey Club, Inc. (MJC), the country’s premier horse racing club and one of Asia’s oldest, in partnership with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) will be hosting the inauguration and turnover ceremonies of the FIFA Football Turf Project today at the San Lazaro Leisure and Business Park (SLLBP) in Carmona, Cavite.

The project, formalized in April 2014, aims to build a football complex and stadium at SLLBP featuring a prestigious FIFA certified 2-Star artificial pitch.

With the field now completed, the partnership looks forward to developing related appurtenances including locker rooms, dormitories and other training facilities. In the pipeline is the construction of a 25,000-seater stadium with VIP viewing boxes, media center, dressing rooms and concessionaire booths.

The day will also host the groundbreaking ceremony of the PFF House of Football and National Football Center, effectively making the SLLBP complex a football mecca of the Philippines. Apart from being a training center of the National Teams, the site will also host international friendlies, competition matches and other related events.

Expected to attend the ceremonies are officials from the FIFA Congress, PFF Board of Governors, Asian Football Confederation, ASEAN Football Federation, the Manila Jockey Club, the national government and business partners of the club.

The FIFA Football Turf Project inauguration along with the PFF House of Football and National Football Center groundbreaking ceremonies coincides with Manila Jockey Club’s 150th Anniversary celebration this year.

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