THE Philippine Governors Cup will see more games in the playoffs being held on the road.
Alonte Sports Complex in Binan, Laguna hosts Game One of the semifinals on Sunday, followed by another game at the Santa Rosa multi-purpose complex also in Laguna on Oct. 3, before the PBA heads to the Batangas Sports Complex in Batangas City for Game Threee of the Final Four.
The finals will also have games out of town.
The best-of-seven finals open at the Lucena Convention Center in Quezon Province, even as the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan could possibly hosts Game Five of the title series.
“But depende yun kung umabot ng Game Five. Kapag may naka-sweep e di walang game doon,” said Willie Marcial, the league’s head of communication and external affairs.
The league is also looking at the possibility of stagings Games Six and Seven of the finals – if necessary – in the same playing arena in Bulacan.
The Philippine Arena previously hosted two regular PBA games the past three seasons.
First, during the opener of the 2014-15 season (Philippine Cup) which drew a record league crowd of more than 52,000 to witness the games between then expansion franchises Blackwater and KIA, along with the Barangay Ginebra-TnT duel.
Then just last Christmas also during the all-Filipino conference, the arena also staged the KIA-Blackwater tussle, capped by the ‘Manila Classico’ encounter between Ginebra and Star.