LOOK: Philsports still unfinished week before SEA Games volleyball


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LOOK: Philsports still unfinished week before SEA Games volleyball

LeAnne Jazul

Workers rush to finish the renovation of the Philsports Arena in Pasig City, the venue of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games volleyball competition



MANILA, Philippines – Volleyball action in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games unfolds in a week but the Philsports Arena in Pasig still looks undone.

Rappler photographer Leanne Jazul toured the venue on Saturday, November 23 and noted the workers rushing to finish the venue that’s set to host the men and women’s volleyball tournament from December 2 to 10. 

The Philippines targets a podium finish in the sport where Alyssa Valdez and Eya Laure banner the women’s campaign, while Marck Espejo leads the national men’s team.

It’s not just the Philsports Arena, though, that remains under construction. 

Rappler also visited the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the skate park and BMX track in Tagaytay City over the weekend and found the venues in similar states of renovation.

The 30th edition of the regional meet kicks off off on Saturday, November 30, but several preliminary events already started Sunday, November 24.


UNFINISHED. Steel scaffolding still protrude the Philsports construction site. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


MESS. Construction materials litter the Philsports grounds. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


FINAL POLISH. The stadium seats, though, look brand new and the court seems ready for the final touches. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


QUICK FIX. There are still ongoing renovations in several rooms, including the VIP area. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


IN THE WORKS. The bathrooms also have yet to be finished. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


FINAL LOOK. The ongoing work still looks far from the projected design. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


ROUND THE CLOCK. The white board lists all the work that needs to be done in a weeks's time. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler


– Rappler.com


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