Yet another artificial-grass Football pitch has emerged in Metro Manila. Only this one is unlike any of the others.
The Gatorade-Chelsea Blue Pitch, as its name suggests, features plastic grass in a shade of blue found on the kits of Chelsea FC, the storied English club. That's because Chelsea Soccer School Philippines will be co-managing the venue along with Ayala Malls.
With the addition of this pitch, there are a total of at least nine artificial Football fields in Metro Manila that I am aware of, the others being International School Manila, Turf BGC, Emperador Stadium, De La Salle Zobel, FEU Diliman, The Camp, Kick-off Indoor Football Center, and King's School near MOA. The conversion of Rizal Memorial to plastic seems to be in limbo.
The field is located in the Ayala development known as The Circuit, on the grounds of the former Santa Ana racetrack in Makati. Measuring 64.5 meters by 100 meters, it is right smack on FIFA's minimum dimensions for International play. That isRead More »from Football: Gatorade-Chelsea Blue Pitch unveiled in The Circuit