PVL to return to San Juan for quarterfinals

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 24 2022 04:31 PM | Updated as of Mar 24 2022 10:14 PM


MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATED) The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) will return to its traditional home, the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan, in time for the quarterfinals of its Open Conference.

Starting Monday, the league will hold its games in the San Juan venue, according to tournament director Tony Boy Liao.

The PVL held the elimination round of the conference at the Paco Arena in Manila. Originally, the quarterfinals were set to start on Sunday at the same venue, but the league has since opted to open the playoffs on Monday.

Liao said fans are expected to be welcome to watch the games at the venue, although they are still working on the complete health protocols for the live audience. What's certain is that fans will be asked to present their vaccination card to be allowed entry into the San Juan venue.

According to PVL president Ricky Palou, they are allowed to have a 100% capacity in San Juan, with no social distancing protocols.

"100%. Kasi ganoon naman lahat na. They're allowing everybody, so kami na rin," said Palou.

The PVL is working on ticket-selling details.

"We're hoping that people will come to watch. I mean, I think the players will enjoy it more, if the crowd is there, screaming and shouting. So we hope they'll come to watch the games," said Palou.

Last year, the PVL held its 2021 Open Conference at the PCV Socio Civic and Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.