Don Gregorio Pelaéz Sports Complex is a group of sports facilities in Cagayan de Oro. This sports center was built in 1969 after hosting the first Palarong Pambansa outside Metro Manila in 1975. It is the oldest sports park in Northern Mindanao, and it first opened its doors to baseball and basketball in 1970. Also, the stadium was the largest in Mindanao since 1998 after its renovation. This sports facility has an area of 125,816 square meters.
Notable Sports Events Hosted
- 1975, 1977, 1978, 1988 Palarong Pambansa
- 2002 Mindanao Friendship games
- 2005 - 2011 Milo Little Olympics - Mindanao
- 2008 Philippine Olympic Festival & National Championships
- 2010 National Milo Little Olympics
- 2011 Philippine Football Federation-Smart Club Championships (elimination round)
Cagayan de Oro is accessible by land, air and water transportation.
By plane: Lumbia Airport, often called Cagayan de Oro Airport, serves flights from Cebu, Manila and Davao. Airline carriers such as Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways, and budget and regional carriers such as Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines.
By boat: Cagayan de Oro Port is a modern International seaport situated near the estuary of the Cagayan de Oro River, it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. It serves regular boat trips to and from Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Iligan and Jagna, Bohol. The port has two authorized cargo-handling operators and is one of the busiest seaports in the Philippines.
- Super Ferry
- Cebu Ferries
- Trans Asia
- Negros Navigation
- Sulpicio Lines
- Gothong Lines
By bus: Cagayan de Oro is quite sufficient when it comes to land transportation. You can easily roam the city by any means of land transport. There are three integrated bus and jeepney terminals, which offer regular land trips:
- Agora Integrated Bus Terminal offers regular land trips to and from Gingoog, Bukidnon, Kabacan, North Cotabato, Butuan, Surigao (in the Caraga region), Davao, Tacurong and Balingoan (ferry going to Camiguin).
- Eastbound-Gusa Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from the eastern towns of Misamis Oriental, Camp Philips, Libona and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon.
- Westbound-Bulua Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal offers regular land trips to and from the western towns of the Misamis Oriental including Laguindingan and El Salvador, Iligan, Marawi, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Dipolog, Pagadian, Zamboanga and some parts of Western Mindanao.
From Davao, one bus every 30-60minutes, 7-10 hour duration, multiple stops including lunch/dinner break. The bus station is inside the city market, few hotels nearby, jeepney to Pesoria for the town center.
Bus, jeepneys, taxis, multi-cab and the motorela (similar to Thailand's tuk-tuk) are the main mode of land transportation within the city. White and yellow colored air-conditioned taxis with meters installed, and car rentals are also available. Motorellas are slow but you don't have to wait long for them to fill with passengers. They travel set routes, but will give you custom service for a negotiated price. Jeepneys are perfectly safe during the day and cost only a tenth of a taxi ride. If it doesn't take you where you meant to go, then you can take one to a large hub, where you can continue with another one. Try to find a full one, since an empty one will wait for more passengers.
Nearest accommodations in Pelaez Sports Center:
- The Marigold Hotel - BSP Green Tower, Velez Corner Luna Streets, Cagayan De Oro City Center, Cagayan De Oro, Philippines 9000
- The VIP Hotel - Don Apolinar Velez - J.R. Borja Streets, Cagayan De Oro City Center, Cagayan De Oro, Philippines 9000
- Fem's Vines Pension House - Yacapin corner Aguinaldo Streets, Cagayan De Oro City Center, Cagayan De Oro, Philippines 9000
- Amarea Travel Lodge - Aguinaldo corner J.R. Borja Streets,, Cagayan De Oro City Center, Cagayan De Oro, Philippines 9000
- Maxandrea Hotel - J.R Borja cor Aguinaldo Street, Cagayan De Oro City Center, Cagayan De Oro, Philippines