THE UAAP is planning to hold the opening ceremony of Season 79 on September 3 at the grounds of league host University of Santo Tomas, a source told Spin.ph.
Nothing is final at the moment but the opening ceremony could be similar to what Ateneo did when they hosted the league in 2011. Season 74 began outdoors at the Marikina Sports Complex in Olympic-style rites and all the athletes took part in the event.
The host, however, is also planning to hold the ceremony indoors, possibly in the new UST Quadricentennial Pavilion, as their backup plan in case of a rainy forecast on that date, said the source.
The men’s basketball matches will then formally start the following day, Sunday, September 4, said the source.
A schedule of the basketball matches, however, has yet to be released by the host school with only three weeks to go before the start of Season 79.