According to the Philippine Press, the country will be bidding for the rights to host the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
The Philippines is currently participating in this year’s tournament, taking place in Spain, after a 36-year absence, having participated for the first and last time back in 1978.
Recvd Bid Docs for 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Let’s bid! Let’s host! Laban Pilipinas.
The Head of Metro Pacific Investments, Pangilinan pointed to the new Philippine Arena (pictured above) – the world’s largest capacity indoor arena – in Bulacan as well as another stadium being built in Cebu by the SM Group of Companies which, combined with the Mall of Asia Arena and the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum, could serve as world-class venues for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
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