UP Diliman Football Field gets FIFA Quality Certification
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 17, 2018 02:28 PM
The newly-constructed University of the Philippines-Diliman football field was recently awarded with the FIFA Quality certification seal.
The quality certification is given to football pitches that are up to par with the criteria for safety, durability, and performance.
"For UP to receive this certification means that it is capable of holding matches of premier caliber, providing opportunities for more homegrown players to see the global stage," said E-Sports International Managing Director Audris Romualdez.
E-Sports International is responsible for the installation of the UP-Diliman field.
"Our longstanding promise is to give athletes exceptional pitches so they can train to be the best they can be. High-quality turf systems should be properly installed and be well maintained to prevent rapid pitch deterioration," Romualdez added.
Base preparations for the pitch began on May of 2018, which was of course a source of excitement for the UP football players.
YEESSSS!!! THANK YOU LORD 🙏🏻 THANK YOU, UP 😭🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/rfQ6ukmvAq— Kintaro Miyagi (@KintaroMiyagi4) May 13, 2018
The pitch was reportedly completed in August of 2018.
The pitch will now be the training ground for defending UAAP Men's Football champions UP Maroons, who captured the UAAP Sesson 80 Men's Football crown, impressively even without the availability of a home-based training ground.
The Maroos now head into their title defense with a home pitch to call their own.