GAB OKs training venues for PVL teams
MANILA, Philippines — The Premier Volleyball League took a big step in its bid to return to play after three of its proposed training facilities got clearance from the Games and Amusements Board (GAB).
PVL officials headed by president Ricky Palou together with GAB chair Baham Mitra conducted an ocular inspection to inspect whether the facilities in San Juan and Mandaluyong meet the guidelines set by the joint administrative order.
“Chairman Baham was there to come see the venue. He has been very supportive. In fact, he has instructed his team to give full support to the teams and the league,” said Palou.
Ronac Gym along Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong is the proposed venue for clubs Creamline, Choco Mucho, and Perlas while newcomer Peak Form is looking at Greenhills West Gym in San Juan.
Petro Gazz, meanwhile, will be staying in its home base Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan, which is also open to accommodate other teams in search of a practice venue.
“If the teams are looking for a venue, Filoil said to just call them and they’ll try to accommodate them,” said Palou.
The league hopes to launch its maiden professional season in a bubble setup this summer.
With the three venues getting the go-signal from GAB, the next step is to gain permission from the local government units before training can begin.
Meanwhile, the PVL brass is set to meet with officials of Cignal, PLDT, and Bali Pure on Thursday.