By Erma Edera
Members of local and foreign media are not spared from encountering some issues after the press room for the men’s football matches in Rizal Memorial Stadium remains unfinished.
Hours before the start of Malaysia vs. Myanmar men’s football game at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Monday, the media center was opened to local and international media.
The press center which is expected to accommodate local and foreign media was not yet furnished and scaffolding are still set up.
Construction resumes even some mediamen starts to arrive inside the center.
Reports said the press center was supposed to be the squash venue for the SEA games. However, it was not completed in time.
Aside from the unfinished hall, workers are seen removing the scaffolding in the façade of the stadium, minutes before the inaugural football game of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
Men’s football game is scheduled between Myanmar and Malaysia at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a match between Philippines and Cambodia at 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 25.
On Monday morning, the Philippine Sports Commission said that renovations inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and PhilSports Arena in Pasig City were completed and were ready for occupancy.