A NEW and modern coliseum worth P200 million will be built in the heart of Parañaque City, Mayor Eric Olivarez announced Wednesday.
The soon-to-rise Parañaque City Coliseum will be situated beside the Parañaque City College at the corner of Cavitex and Victor Medina Street, making it in the vicinity of Baclaran, the business district shared by Parañaque and Pasay City.
Olivarez made the announcement after a series of meetings with city sports officials and consultants.
He noted that the sports center is a project of his elder brother and predecessor Edwin Olivarez.
“But it was halted after the national government declared lockdowns amid Covid-19 pandemic in 2020,” Eric Olivarez said.
Olivarez said that City Budget Officer Alejandro Depano and City Treasurer Anthony Pulmano assured him that the city coffers would have funds available next year for this multi-million government infrastructure project.
Under the engineering plan, he said, the coliseum will have a 5,000-seating capacity that will feature the most modern technology and sports equipment available in the market today.
Olivarez said that the sports center would be the official home court of the city’s basketball and volleyball teams and other indoor sports like badminton, tennis and table tennis.
Olivarez, who is an international tennis player, said many indoor games help improve athletes’ awareness and consciousness and keep their brain active.
According to the mayor, the new coliseum will also be useful and suitable for graduation ceremonies, barangay events, beauty pageants and other city programs and activities.