WITH the Sinulog over, the manager of the Cebu City Sports Center will now attend to repairing the rubberized track of the oval.
The P40-million repairs will start in summer, not now when it’s rainy, Sports Center manager Ricky Ballesteros said yesterday.
The track oval, which has Olympic dimensions, was built in 1994 in time for Cebu’s hosting of the Palarong Pambansa. It has taken a beating from constant use and most especially from the large Sinulog floats that run on it every January.
Ballesteros expects the track to be closed for two months for the repairs.
There will be no running and jogging during the repair period, but the rest of the activities at the Sports Center will go on, he said.
Bidding on the works will be on Jan 26.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama wants the comfort rooms in the Sports Center also improved.