PVL TO LOOK FOR POSSIBLE VENUE FOR NEXT YEAR’S BUBBLE CONFERENCE
The Philippine Volleyball League (PVL) is planning to hold a two-conference season in 2022, with the first conference set to begin in February.
The league was supposed to hold its second conference later this year after its successful debut with the Open Conference last July, but it was canceled to give the players a break.
For the next season, PVL is eyeing to hold the Open Conference in the first quarter of the next year and to reintroduce the Reinforced Conference in October in a bubble format.
“Right now, we’re checking at (the possible places) where we can actually have a bubble conference,” said PVL president Ricky Palou.
F2 Logistics, who begged off last season due to several injuries, is set to join 10 other teams led by reigning champion Chery Tiggo, Creamline, Petro Gazz, Choco Mucho, Sta. Lucia, PLDT, Black Mamba-Army, BaliPure, Perlas Spikers and Cignal.
The PVL president hopes to fill the 12 teams for the next conference, which, he says, “should add more flavor and more competition to what we had last time.”
Furthermore, in order to avoid the previous arduous Ilocos Norte bubble, the league intends to play four days a week.
“We would like to play four days a week. That’s what we’re looking at right now. We know it’s very difficult for the players to play almost every day,” Palou said.