By Marc Anthony Reyes (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Sports Commission is charging P1 million for the rental of the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium for the coming friendly between the PH team Azkals and the David Beckham-starred Los Angeles Galaxy.
PSC marketing chief Albert Almendralejo said last night that the amount is the standard rental fee for the use of the venue for two days, including the actual match on December 3 which will be held at night.
“They will need lights during the game and they will use it the whole day on the first day because of the clinic and again during the game itself,” said Almendralejo.
He said there was no rental fee during the Azkals World Cup qualifiers against Sri Lanka in Round 1 and Kuwait in Round 2 and the friendly against Nepal since the government agency was in close coordination with the Philippine Football Federation, main organizer of the events.
According to Almendralejo, the rental fee is a standard rate and the PSC asking for three percent of total ticket allocations an SOP.
The Azkals-Galaxy match is reportedly selling tickets from P2,000 to P15,500.