Grandstand will not be available for events
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday announced the Panaad Grandstand will not be available for use in this year’s Panaad sa Negros Festival due to impending renovations of the Panaad Park and Stadium. He explained, while the grandstand will be the first area to undergo repairs, other areas of the park will be utilized for the annual festival, which typically takes place in April.
During his first press conference of the year, he said this year’s festivities will be limited to a smaller venue but, noted, “It does not mean a smaller celebration.”
The governor added, organizers will adjust with whatever space is available.
He also revealed, main events of the festival will take place at the Panaad Park Stage.
It was earlier reported, the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City’s Barangay Mansilingan was closed down for major renovations, which is expected to take 11 months. The stadium is being rehabilitated ahead of the upcoming Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet and Palarong Pambansa, which Negros Occidental will host in 2021.
The renovations are projected to cost P150 million, including repairs to the rubberized track oval costing P50 million.
Lacson clarified, however, it is not a total closure of the park and said only areas where there will be repairs and renovations