Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia said yesterday that they are planning to put up a big LED screen at the Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) grounds this Sunday in time for the final match of World Cup 2018 in Russia.
With football having a huge fan-base in Bacolod, Leonardia said the city government does not want them to be deprived of the enjoyment and thrill of watching the championship game live via satellite.
“We’ve been getting feedbacks about the huge following of the World Cup in the city and we want to provide people with quality live broadcast via satellite,” the mayor said.
“World Cup is the biggest show on earth as far as sports is concerned, as such, we don’t want our people to be deprived of the satisfaction of watching it over a quality broadcast,” Leonardia added.
As of press time, France and Belgium are playing for the first final spot at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. England and Croatia will play for the other final ticket tomorrow at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Winners will play for the World Cup 2018 championship Sunday, 11 p.m. (PHL time).
Meanwhile, as official member of the Team Pacquiao, Leonardia will once again carry the Philippine flag during the July 15 fight between boxing icon Sen. Manny Pacquiao and Argentinian Lucas Matthysseat the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The city mayor, a close friend of Pacquiao, has witnessed the epic battles of the senator inside the ring and has been the flag bearer of the boxer-turned politicians in most of his international fights.
Leonardia is also a godfather to one of the daughters of the senator.*NAB
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