• December 6, 2022
Cherry Turf 1

Football enthusiasts, get ready to play on one of the premiere football pitches in the metro—opening soon in Mandaluyong.

Optimal Athletics Inc.—a sports recreational startup company headed by foothball enthusiasts Kevin James Olayvar (CEO and President) and Raf Gastador (Chairman)—aims to promote sports, recreational and social activities, as well as to construct and establish recreational sports facilities.

The company’s first major project is a football pitch located on the 3rd floor of SM Cherry Shaw in Mandaluyong, supported by its venue partner, SM Malls.

Dubbed as Cherry Turf Philippines, this is the first rooftop football pitch that will use FIFA preferred producer, LIMONTA Artificial Turf.

The pitch is ideal for 7-aside games, with an option to split the pitch and create smaller sided games playing simultaneously.

A removable darker shade of netting above the existing high-impact nylon netting will be installed to help shade players from the sun and minimize heat.

Optimal Athletics has an existing community of football enthusiasts built from various organized events around the metro. It has shared plans to create a league that would become the staple event at Cherry Turf Philippines, with a plan to engage existing communities and incite interest among non-enthusiasts.

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