Paranaque mayor Olivarez bares plans for Aces' home arena

Paranaque mayor Edwin Olivarez vows to complete a home arena for the city's NBL teams. NBL
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Soon, the teams representing Paranaque in the regional basketball circuit will have a place that they can call home.

Paranaque mayor Edwin Olivarez bared on Tuesday that a new arena would be built in the said city.

"Ang city natin ay planong magtayo ng sariling coliseum. May pondo na tayo doon," Olivarez said in the press launch of Paranaque's NBL teams for the upcoming season, the Aces in the men's division and the Lady Aces in the distaff side, in the said city's government hall. "Magkakaroon ng sariling bahay ang Paranaque Aces."

He then said that the new arena would be situated beside Paranaque City College along the corner of CAVITEX and Victor Medina St., making it proximate from Baclaran, the shared business district of the said city and Pasay.

"It's about 5,000 seating capacity para totally ma-support natin ang ating basketball teams," Olivarez further said.

During the previous years, the Aces were playing their home games at the multi-purpose gym of Barangay San Dionisio.

While they may miss their home turf for now as the NBL looks to hold its upcoming men's and women's basketball season inside a bubble due to the pandemic, the Aces, once everything eases up, might get to play their first home game back in the new arena.

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