PBA to shift 65 million funds for Clark Bubble

Board Chairman Ricky Vargas revealed that approximately 65 million will be allocated for the bubble at the New Clark City in Angeles, Pampanga.

/ 20 September 2020

At first, Chairman Vargas opted to avoid the public’s attention as the league involves a large of money.

“Maybe we should not even advertise the cost. I apologize,” said Vargas two days ago in a virtual presser that followed the board meeting.

Soon after, Vargas disclosed that it’s the PBA who will handle all the costs and not the ball clubs.

He added that 12-member teams won’t even be spending a single centavo.

As PBA Bubble definitely won’t come cheap, he revealed that this scheme will be ‘spending quite a sum of money to see this through.’ 

Yet, many supporters lend a hand to make the Bubble available and set to restart the league this October.

While the commissioner Marcial extended his gratitude to Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon and Clark Development Corp (CDC) President Noel Manankil for being a great help.

The said budget is set out to be disbursed on food and accommodation, with the entire PBA delegation billeted at the Quest Hotel in Mimosa.

Moreover, the 65 million budget has already been cut down as discounted rates were given where the entire games will be played 

In addition, Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone will make testing COVID-19 for free for those who are in the Bubble.

In this set-up, the players, coaches, staff, and media will be housed in Quest Hotel for two months.

Recreation facilities will be available to players and guests such as golf courses, gym, and entertainment centers.

The bubble will start on September 26 while the resumption of Philippine Cup Season 45 is set on October 9.