Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Iloilo Sports Complex
Last August 25, 2009, finding myself on a business trip at Iloilo City I took the opportunity to do my scheduled daily exercise at the Iloilo Sports Complex (ISC)
As I have been to the place a number of times in the past, finding my way was not a problem. The place is not on the main road itself so finding it for first timers might be a problem. The best transport means is just take a taxi which will not cost much considering it is within the nearby hotels. At 5:30am I was moving slowly and taking my time not wanting to arrive the place so early and desolated. Being an ordinary working day, I was expecting only a small crowd, however, to my surprise as early as it was there was no less than two hundred people in the complex!
Joggers/runners were using the oval, two tennis courts have double matches going on, two basketball games on both side ends of the field was on-going and a solitude swimmer was doing his lap practise at the swimming pool. To top it, there was great, loud music blaring at the sports complex sound system. The sound was of high quality and well defined bass giving much impact to the music being played. There was no need for an ipod here, the sound system more than compensate for the purpose.
Entry fee and usage of the oval field is P10.00 a very reasonable fee to cover for maintenance of the facility. The complex in itself is already old, however, the condition the facility is still good are well kept and in good order. The best that can be said of the place is its CLEANLINESS. How I wish the public users in Ultra Oval were the same as those in ISC.
Overall the place was GREAT. Room for improvement would probably be on the toilet facilities which as in any public places locally, lacks the necessary water supply for hygiene and cleanliness purposes.
To the Provincial Government of Iloilo, Congratulations for providing your community with a accessible and clean sports complex!