New Clark City Athletics Stadium is Top 10 nominee for Stadium of the Year global awards

New Clark City Stadium top 10 nominee
The highlight structure of the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, the New Clark City Athletics Stadium. Credits to New Clark City.

The New Clark City Athletics Stadium in Capas, Tarlac, is a Top 10 nominee for the Stadium of the Year global awards.

The New Clark City Athletics Stadium, built as the center of the 30th Southeast Asian Games hosted by the Philippines in 2019 and the site of the closing ceremonies, was announced on March 3, 2020, as among the Top 10 finalists for the Jury Award of the Stadium of the Year.

The Athletics Stadium is also among the 21 modern stadiums that opened in 19 countries in 2019 that are vying for votes in the Public Award in the same global awards.

The Philippines’ Athletics Stadium is a 20,000-seater facility in New Clark City designed by the Budji+Royal Architecture+Design firm and built by MTD Clark, Inc. It is also the first sports facility in the Philippines with a track certified as Class 1 Olympic Grade by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is part of the New Clark City Phase 1A development of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA).

“To be nominated as one of the top 10 stadiums proves that Filipinos can build a truly world-class facility. The sports facilities built in New Clark City are what our athletes deserve and we hope this recognition will further inspire them,” said BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon.

According to, while New Clark City Stadium is not the most advanced, biggest or most expensive stadium opened in 2019, it makes up for it in creativity.

“The use of lahar as construction material adds to its local identity, while rhythmic orange supports give it dynamism. The volcanic symbolism of Mount Pinatubo brings together the neutral grey and black elements and vivid orange details, creating a very consistent stadium,” StadiumDB noted.

The Jury first evaluated all 21 candidates and afterward, the shortlist of 10 finalists was revealed.

In its 10th edition of Stadium of the Year, is inviting everyone around the world to rank stadiums opened in the past 12 months. The annual “Stadium of the Year” Awards is a non-commercial project launched 10 years ago to celebrate the best of stadium architecture.


The world-class Athletics Stadium has a 20,000 seating capacity and athletics tracks at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. Credits to New Clark City Stadium.

Aside from the Jury vote, the stadiums could also win “The Public Award.” The online voting for the Public Award is open until March 15, 2020, check it out here.

The voters may go for the architecture of the stadium, the atmosphere, sustainability and may also choose local pride. In order to vote, you must select 5 different stadiums. The best one gets 5 stars, the second 4 stars, etc. Then just click ‘Vote’ to submit. Only one vote can be sent from every device.

The announcement of the winning stadium is expected on March 18.

If you want to see the New Clark City Athletics Stadium for yourself, well good news for you because New Clark City’s Sacobia Bridge connecting to other Clark districts reduces travel time to 15 minutes.

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