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Panaad Park and Stadium

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Surface  Grass
Capacity  15,500
Construction cost  200.5 million PHP
Expanded  2007, 2010, 2011
Phone  +63 949 124 1602
Panaad Park and Stadium
Location  Bacolod City, Philippines
Owner  Negros Occidental Provincial Government
Field size  111 x 71 m (121.4 x 77.6 yd)
Built  August 1997 to April 1998
Address  Bacolod, 6100 Negros Occidental, Philippines
Team  Philippines national football team
Similar  Capitol Park and Lagoon, Negros Museum, San Sebastian Cathedral, MassKara Festival, The Ruins

The Panaad Park and Stadium (also spelled as Pana-ad) is a multi-purpose stadium located inside the Panaad Park and Sports Complex in Bacolod, Philippines. Owned by the Negros Occidental provincial government, it is used for football matches, and is the adopted home of the Philippines national football team. It played host to football at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and was later the venue of the qualifiers of the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship or ASEAN Cup, in which the Philippines, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Brunei and Laos participated.


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Aside from the football field, the stadium features a rubberized track, and the Sports Complex features an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball court and other sports facilities. Surrounding these structures are cabanas. The stadium is also the home of Panaad sa Negros Festival, a week-long celebration participated in by all cities and municipalities in the province held annually during the summer. The festival is highlighted by merry-making and field demonstrations at the stadium. The stadium itself features replicas of the landmarks of the thirteen cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental.

The stadium was recently considered to host the semifinal matches of the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup between the Philippines and Indonesia, but was disqualified for not satisfying the standards of the ASEAN Football Federation.

On February 9, 2011, the stadium hosted a match between the Philippines national football team and Mongolia in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification with an attendance of 20,000 people.

In early 2016, the stadium was refurbished for the hosting of the home matches of Ceres at the 2016 AFC Cup. Fiber glass seats on the main grandstand for VIPs and the media tribune were installed. Media venues within the sports venue were also renovated particularly the press box, VIP rooms, press conference room, and the media working room. A VIP lounge and a new air conditioning system were also installed. By February 2016, the Negros Occidental Football Association were improving the floodlight illumination of the stadium.


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