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IIRC rerenovate din nila Araneta Coliseum, so good thing for Filipino sports fans to have two modern stadiums.
The Smart Araneta Coliseum will undergo a grand facelift to guarantee a star treatment for its customers. Picture this – a “green” weather-proof parking facility right beside the coliseum, providing direct access to the coliseum sections; a façade with an exterior wrapped by LED walls, its dynamic colors providing eye candy to everyone; lobbies equipped with the first ever curved escalators as access to the higher levels; luxurious seats and world class rest rooms to bring comfort to a maximum level. Celebrity treatment awaits guests with a VIP lounge where patrons meet and greet their favorite stars and performers, luxurious cinema seats for the VIP box. All these and much, much more.
With these renovations, as in the past, Filipinos can expect the Smart Araneta Coliseum to continue to be stamped in our collective consciousness.
As in the past, the Smart Araneta Coliseum will continue to be a place that will touch many lives that it deserves to be part of our national heritage.
And as in the past, the Smart Araneta Coliseum will continue to be the entertainment mecca of the Filipinos.
Welcome to the Smart Araneta Coliseum!
hopefully this arena erects!
based on the perspective rendition given, the humans look off-scale. Its as if all of them stands at least 8ft tall. lol!
the biggest advantage that smart araneta has is its accessibility (car/bus/lrt/mrt/via aurora/via edsa). nothing beats that.
And Smart Araneta will make some renovations to improve its look and make it adapt to the times.
UAAP finds a new home in Mall of Asia
By Cedelf P. Tupas
Philippine Daily Inquirer
9:11 pm | Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
MANILA—The UAAP basketball competition will have another home next season.
The Mall of Asia Arena, trumpeted by its creators as world-class and state-of-the-art, will be the venue for the opening ceremonies of the collegiate league’s 75th season as well as the finals of its basketball tournament.
Officials of National University, which is hosting the UAAP next season, and MOA Arena announced the partnership at a press conference Wednesday at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“Our partnership couldn’t have come at a better time since the UAAP is celebrating is 75th year,” said Earl Orense, assistant vice-president for events of MOA Arena.
“We expect a very exciting season played at the MOA Arena,” said NU athletic director Junel Baculi.
He clarified that the league will not totally abandon the Smart Araneta Coliseum as a venue.
“We are not abandoning Araneta per se,” said Baculi. “It’s just that NU is in partnership with the SM Group.”
It will mark the first time that NU will host the UAAP season since it was acquired by the SM Group of Companies.
Baculi, however, could not ascertain if all UAAP basketball games will be played at the MOA Arena, which is scheduled to open in May 2012.
“It will still depend on the schedule next season,” he said. This early, though, Baculi said the UAAP finals have been booked at the MOA Arena, which is patterned after some of the best sports arenas in the United States.
In fact, the SM Group tapped the architects that worked on the Philips Arena in Atlanta to design the MOA Arena, which Orense said is 85 percent complete.
The NCAA had earlier announced that it will also hold games at the MOA Arena for its 88th season next year.
I wonder if GLOBE will go for the naming rights of that coliseum. Baka makisosyo na rin ang mga AYALA sa SM.
everytime napapadaan kami ng gf ko sa ginagawang MOA gym, we can't help but get amazed on how huge it it.. plus, the area is not thta congested (yet) unlike araneta.. yun nga lang ang layo.. pero ang ganda kahit inner structures pa lang meron..
Last edited by callboyako; Aug 18, 2011 at 04:58 PM.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!
Pinaka-advantage nga ng SMART ARANETA COLISEUM.
"Smart" nila to rise up to the challenge posed by MALL OF ASIA ARENA.
Great benefits for its loyal patrons.