SM Lifestyle, Inc. becomes an official venue partner of the 30th SEA Games
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 15, 2019 02:44 PM
SM Lifestyle COO Herman Medina-Cue shakes hands during the signing ceremony with Ramon Suzara to signify SM Lifestyle's support for the upcoming 30th SEA Games
Manila, Philippines - SM Lifestyle Inc., the lifestyle and entertainment arm of SM Prime Holdings, is now an official venue partner of the upcoming 30th SEA Games this November 30 to December 11.
“We’re excited to be part of the 30th SEA Games this year, and can’t wait to see all the athletes in action inside our venues. It is an honor for our group to contribute to the endeavors of PHISGOC in hosting the games in our country and bring Filipino pride by showcasing our world-class venues” said Mr. Herman Medina-Cue, Chief Operations Officer of SM Lifestyle, Inc.
On March 2019, the Mall of Asia Arena was announced as the final venue for the 5-on-5 Basketball games, one of the much-awaited events in the line-up of competitions. The games at the Arena will run from December 4 to 10, with the Philippine team defending their title as champions for the Men’s Division.
For Ice Sports, SM Skating Mall of Asia will be the official venue for Ice Hockey happening on December 1 to 8; and SM Skating Megamall will hold the competitions of Figure Skating from November 29 to December 1 and Short Track on December 3 & 4. Despite being a tropical country, the Philippines has proven to excel in these sports, with the Philippine Ice Hockey team defending their title as champions of the region, coming from their gold medal finish in Kuala Lumpur last 2017.
This will be the 4th time the Philippines will be hosting the SEA Games, with 2005 being the last year the country hosted the games. With over 56 sports to be played and more than 10,000 athletes participating, the 30th SEA Games this 2019 is set to be one of the biggest events in the region this year.
To keep up to date with the preparations the Mall of Asia Arena and SM Skating has for the 30th SEA Games, follow the official social media accounts: @MOAArena and @SMSkating