Information about Pandacan Sports Complex
Pandacan Sports Complex
The Pandacan Sports Complex, more commonly known as the Jacinto Ciria Cruz Sports Complex, is a recreation and sports complex located along Selya and Gen. Osmalik streets in Pandacan, Manila.
The complex has a basketball court used not only for users to play basketball but for various recreational activities and community gatherings during special occasions, town fiestas, and sporting events as well.
Jacinto Ciria Cruz Sports complex also boasts a 25-meter swimming pool that is large enough for professional and amateur athletes to swim laps and enjoy a proper workout.
The sports complex was named after Filipino athlete Jacinto Ciria Cruz. Affectionately called “Jumping Jack,” Ciria Cruz was a Filipino basketball player and coach who played under the men’s basketball team at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST). Born in 1911, he belonged to the team representing the Philippines at the 11th Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany
He was widely regarded as the best player in the country’s National Basketball Team at the time, as well as the team’s co-captain, with the late senator Ambrosio Padilla as the team captain.
Best time to visit
The Pandacan Sports Complex is open to visitors all year round.