Stallion Laguna looks to hold match vs. GAU at night as floodlights now being tested at BFS for SEAG

Stallion Laguna looks to hold match vs. GAU at night as floodlights now being tested at BFS for SEAG

The floodlights are now on at the Biñan Football Stadium. From Ernie Nierras' Facebook account.
By Ivan Saldajeno

BIÑAN—You may not need to wait for the Southeast Asian Games to see some football action at the Biñan Football Stadium at night.

Stallion Laguna president and head coach Ernie Nierras said on Friday that he may ask the PFL to hold its Wednesday game against Green Archers United in the evening.

"[Vice Mayor Gel Alonte] told me that he wants to play at night," Nierras said after Stallion Laguna finished being a protagonist in the league's first morning game on Friday.

Stallion Laguna was to face Air Force on Wednesday afternoon here, but the thunderstorm prevalent during that time first delayed the said match by an hour before eventually moving it to Friday morning.

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Stallion Laguna downed Air Force in the rescheduled game, 4-1.

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The problems regarding the venue's floodlights have prompted the league to hold the matches involved there, whether it's a Stallion Laguna game or not, at earlier kickoffs.

Because of the early start, the chances of the matches being postponed due to heavy rains are high.

But that may change as early as next week as the city government here is now looking to turn on the floodlights.

In fact, later in the day, the floodlights finally shone at the said venue.

Now, the game is all about the floodlight's consistency in the long run as the national football teams for the Southeast Asian Games will hold their training here soon.

"The Azkals and the Malditas will be starting their camp here on Monday, so on Monday, we will try again (turning the floodlights on)," Nierras continued.

He hopes that the floodlights will be on smoothly so that he can ask the PFL to use his club's last home stands and even the upcoming Copa Paulino Alcantara as test events for the SEA Games.

"If everything's fine, then we will ask the PFL to play a night game. So we will see Biñan at night," Nierras continued.

Aside from the GAU match, Stallion Laguna still has one "extra home match", a showdown with Global Makati in the final match of the season on Oct. 19, although it is credited as a Global Makati home game.

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