Sports — 03 May 2013

The Premier League of Belize is pleased to announce that a change has been made to its Tournament Fixtures for the Play-off Round. See the following below:

Upcoming Playoff Round 1 schedule:

Saturday, May 4
7:30 p.m. – #3 Police United FC vs Belize Defense Force FC – FFB Stadium

Sunday, May 5
4:00 p.m. – #4 FC Belize vs #1 Belmopan Bandits FC – MCC Grounds

The playoff Round is a two-game knockout (#1 Seed vs #4 Seed and #2 Seed vs #3 Seed). The lower seeded team will host the first game.

Please note that Police United FC will be hosting the Belize Defense Force FC at the Football Federation of Belize Stadium in Belmopan.

(Ed. Note: The Police vs BDF playoff Round 1 game had previously been scheduled at the MCC Grounds. The date and time remains the same, but the venue has been changed to the FFB Stadium. The other game, FC Belize vs Belmopan Bandits at the MCC, remains as scheduled.

We note that the League’s release says that “The lower seeded team will host the first game.” We consider this only a coincidence, not a rule, because, to the best of our knowledge, it has been an accepted tradition that the higher seeded team gets the privilege of deciding where they will play the first game. There have been cases in the past, where a higher ranked team has opted to play at home first, but that is not the norm.)

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