The proposed three-hectare Cagayan de Oro City Sports Training Center to be located in Lumbia will be a state-of-the art facility and well-equipped with facilities such as rubberized track and field oval, football, softball and baseball fields, Olympic-standard size swimming pool, lawn tennis courts, archery range, boxing gym, athletes’ quarters (dormitory), canteen and parking spaces.
The establishment of the training center aims to elevate into higher level the performance of elite athletes from Cagayan de Oro City and neighboring areas in the region, who will bring pride and honor to the city and Northern Mindanao in local, national and even international sporting events.
To ensure a fully-sustained and scientific training approach, the city government plans to provide monthly stipend, food allowance, free education and dormitory accommodation so that the selected trainees-athletes could really concentrate and focus on their strenuous training.
The city had already sought technical assistance from the Philippine Sports Commission through Sports focal person Stephen ‘Pong’ Dacoco which resulted in the preparation of the perspective and 3D-format technical design as shown below.
Because the proposed construction of the sprawling training center is a daunting and challenging job at hand, City Mayor Oscar Moreno said the project needs huge funding on the part of the city and national government.
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