BCDA chief Dizon says Clark ready for ACQ bubble

The PBA bubble was a success. PBA Images (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Banking on the success of the recently concluded PBA bubble, Bases Conversion and Development Authority head Vince Dizon believes the Clark Freeport Zone in Metro Angeles is well prepared to host the third window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers from Feb. 18-22.

"Kahit na international yung susunod na challenge, ready tayo," Dizon said on Tuesday during the online Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.

The setup of the bubble will be relatively identical to that of the PBA.

All the delegations will be billeted at the Quest Hotel in Mabalacat and will follow a hotel-arena-hotel transportation format to the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

Dizon expects that the seven international teams coming to the bubble will arrive via the Clark International Airport.

However, he ruled out the possibility of bringing in live physical audience to the AUF Sports Center, although according to him, it is still subject to change especially if newer ways of testing for COVID-19 could be made.

"Kailangang pag-usapan yan kasi hindi pa rin tayo pwedeng mag-take ng risk," Dizon continued. "Kailangang pag-aralan pang mabuti yan. Kailangang ikonsulta at bigyan tayo ng go signal ng mga eksperto."

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial then said that he is helping with the BCDA and FIBA to make the ACQ bubble a huge success.

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