MANILA (19 May 2011) – The renovation to the Rizal Memorial Football Field is on track, ahead of the Philippines’ national team match against Sri Lanka in the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifiers on 3 July 2011.
“I’ve been playing here since I was 10 years old and this is the first time I’ve ever played in these kind of conditions – this is so good,” said Philippines’ captain Aly Borromeo.
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) have started renovation on the rehabilitation of the 77-year-old stadium since last month which included repairs to the field to prevent injuries.
Philippines’ first game of the World Cup qualifiers against Sri Lanka is in Colombo on 29 June 2011 with the return tie in Manila on 3 July 2011.
The Rizal Memorial Football Field has a capacity of 30,000.
In the meantime, the ticket pricing for the World Cup qualifying match against Sri Lanka has been set.
It will go on sale at all Ticketworld outlets and have been priced at PHP 200 (USD4.60), PHP 300 (USD6.90), PHP 2,000 (USD46.20) and PHP 3,000 (USD69.30).