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Last edited by abakada476; May 17, 2012 at 08:48 AM.
If you know guys when is the opening of the NCAA season 88 please post it here the time and date Thank you
NCAA still to decide if june 23 opening will be at araneta coliseum or MOA arena-decision out this week - Quinito Henson (@TheDeanQuinito)
Any news about this? Balik-Araneta ba ulit o 100% MOA Arena na?
The NCAA is having a hard time choosing between MOA and Araneta because AKTV will have an easier time installing its TV equipment at the Big Dome.
kung alang, mas gusto ko na sa MOA Arena ang opening this year. para maiba naman di ba, palagi na lang tayong Big Dome eh. tsaka para tayo ang unang gumamit ng MOA Arena as a basketball event. gusto ko rin makita ang itsura ng MOA Arena na katulad daw ng isang sikat na Arena sa US
if AKTV and Manny will respect the NCAA's MOA with SM Arena.
Now the conflict of interests are as ironic as they come:
SM Arena - Owned by someone who owns a UAAP member school. I'm thinking they respect the UAAP's MOA with Smart-Araneta and S23 and so they turn to the NCAA for a tie-up and to utilize the venue to the hilt and probably make the UAAP change their MOA.
Smart-Araneta - Partly owned by someone who supports a UAAP member school and an NCAA member school plus a channel station dedicated to the professional basketball league. NCAA signs a 3-year contract with the said sports channel but can they respect our league's new preference for a new venue?
I can't say that location benefits most of the NCAA schools but I'm just glad there is a place we can call home...
up until our MOA changes and the other league has a change of heart.
But do we say goodbye to San Juan Arena?
San Juan Arena may be tapped to stage NCAA games featuring the not so strong schools. Just my opinion.
MOA Arena ready for hoops
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin Henson (The Philippine Star) Updated May 25, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (3) View comments
The brand-new Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena will open its doors to basketball next month. If the NCAA decides to hold its season opener at the P3.6 Billion facility on June 23, then the collegiate league will gain the historic distinction of being the first to stage a game on the Robbins maplewood court with NBA-standard Spalding goals, an eight-sided center-hung LED Daktronics scoreboard and two-sided shot clocks.
The NCAA will make a decision any day now on whether to hold the inaugurals at the MOA Arena or the Smart Araneta Coliseum which is reportedly the preferred choice of the TV coveror for practical logistical reasons.
If the NCAA decides on the Big Dome, then the first basketball game to be played at the MOA Arena will pit the PBA selection coached by Tim Cone against Yao Ming’s visiting Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese pro league on June 28. Another game involving the Sharks is being arranged against coach Chot Reyes’ Smart Gilas on June 30, also at the MOA Arena. For sure, the UAAP will launch its new season at the MOA Arena on July 14 with National University (NU) as host.
SM Prime Holdings president and NU chairman Hans Sy said he estimates about 50 percent of the UAAP and NCAA games will be played at the MOA Arena. He noted that from June 1 until the end of the year, only 13 days are left unbooked in the MOA Arena’s calendar. August, for instance, has been reserved for Cirque du Soleil.
“We’re ready for basketball,” said Sy who masterminded the two-year construction of the five-level building. “It takes only three hours to lay out the hardcourt. We’ve incorporated certain things I observed in the Orlando stadium during the last NBA All-Star Game and I think our arena is truly state-of-the-art. Lady Gaga’s director told me that of all the Asian stadiums they’ve performed in, we’re second-best behind only Japan which has a capacity of 30,000.”
The Daktronics 46-ton octagon scoreboard was installed three weeks ago and during the two recent Lady Gaga concerts, was clamped close to the ceiling. It will be lowered for eye-level view during basketball games. American technicians from Daktronics of South Dakota arrived to supervise the hoisting of the scoreboard, employing a 120-ton crane and 24 men.
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“Daktronics powers about 90 percent of NBA arenas,” said Wopsy Zamora, owner of Amigo Entertainment Technologies which is the MOA Arena’s light and sound contractor. “Our center-hung scoreboard was made in the US particularly for the MOA Arena. It has four giant LED high-definition monitors hooked up to the TV coveror and in between the monitors on the sides are four more screens to make an uneven octagon similar to the Memphis Grizzlies scoreboard. Additionally, each goal will be equipped with two transparent, double-faced shot clocks – one six feet above the goal and another below it on a 90 degree angle or perpendicular to provide a view from an angle. Our unified show control system is linked to LED video displays with 18 meters of advertising space on the scorers table adjacent to the players bench and 36 meters across the floor on the press table. You’ll feel like you’re in an NBA stadium.”
The Denver architectural firm Sink Combs Dethlefs patterned the MOA Arena after the Atlanta Hawks’ home Philips Arena. Seating for basketball will accommodate 14,549 with a capacity of 4,075 for general admission and 4,459 for lower box. Every general admission ticket is guaranteed a seat. The building was configured to give every seat a clear view with “nosebleeding” a thing of the past.
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Sy supervised the MOA Arena’s construction from start to finish. “Late last year, nobody believed we could open on May 21 for Lady Gaga,” he said. “That’s because we had no roof. But not too many knew that we were building from the inside so work was progressing. I don’t believe in doing three shifts to work 24 hours. Our work hours were from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Before we opened with Lady Gaga, the last thing we did was bolt the seats down. I went around to inspect all the seats to make sure every seat was bolted. Then, I called everyone together, the whole working team. I rode them hard from the beginning and they delivered. I wanted to thank them for a job well done.”
A unique feature of the MOA Arena is its 41 VIP boxes, 31 of which are sold and 10 are for use as event lounges. The 31 boxes are leased at P9 to P12 Million a year, depending on the size (seating capacity ranges from 17 to 27). Each box has a mini-bar, sofas, sitting room, rest room and a gallery viewing section.
No doubt, Sy’s “Hans-on” approach is what beat the odds in finishing the MOA Arena in record time.
It will be NCAA's loss kung mas pipiliin nila ang Araneta over MOA Arena. So sana MOA Arena nalang.
Isa pa mas maganda ang offer ng MOA Arena sa NCAA in terms of leasing the venue diba? Ang agreement diba per commission basis nalang unlike sa Araneta na may fixed rate kang babayaran.
Dapat iimpose ng NCAA ang right nila na sila ang dapat magdecide kung anong venue ang gagamitin at hindi ang tv coveror. Besides alam naman ng aktv na nagkaron na ng MOA ang NCAA at MOA Arena bago pa magkapirmahan ang Aktv at NCAA. Kaya dapat irespeto ng Aktv kung ano yung mga naging agreements ng NCAA bago pa sila nakipagpartner sa NCAA even if it is against their interest.
Besides UAAP and NCAA will go head to head this year. Same time and same day. And both leagues can't use MOA Arena at the same time. So hindi na dapat masyado magalala ang Araneta dahil magagamit pa rin naman sila kahit papano. Hehe
Probably a 50-50 solution will happen, MOA Arena and SMART-Araneta are being booked for game schedules up until the second round as we speak.
Probably San Juan Arena will be used for weekday games and SM MOA for saturday games. That seems to be the feasible agreement on venues. I'm sure that with our new schedule coinciding with UAAP games, AKTV will have to move their equipment as S23 is comfortably accomodated in SMART-Araneta.
I just can't seem to picture the NCAA stepping foot in SMART-Araneta again but, anything can happen as far as the games are concerned. AKTV will make sure we stay in their good graces for 3 years and if they can take care of us, their impression will be is to prove that they will take very good care of the UAAP once their contract expires with S23. And most probably, we will switch venues and change that MOA in venues again.
may signing na nangyari between Lana and MOA arena right? whatever happened to that? thought sure na sa MOA arena ang opening.
As far as what I can understand, I'm sure we will have our opening in SM MOA Arena (as agreed upon), the question of "frequency" of utilizing the venue (or the other preferred venue of our new tv partner) remains speculative. And if SM MOA Arena can attract more than the usual number of students, alumni, and fans trooping to the games, then we can expect a huge boost in the league's popularity, sales, and a happy partnership with conflicting partners.
yan rin ang pinagtataka ko eh, may Memorandum of Agreement na last year between NCAA & SM tapos ngayon biglang undecided pa rin ang NCAA kung saan ang opening.
And I agree w/ pusongbaste, dapa i-impose ng NCAA yung right nila kung saang venue ang gusto nila, hindi yung tv coveror ang mamimili para sa atin. Tsaka kung ang rason ng AKTV is mahihirapan mag-setup ng equipment if hindi sa Smart Araneta ang opening, ang dating sa kanila (AKTV) is napaka-incompetence nila, maglilipat at mag-sesetup lang ng equipment hirap pa sila.
baka weekday schedules will be played on Cuneta. hula ko lang naman
I think AKTV will respect our MOA with SM MOA Arena, with due considerations to bring some games to SMART-Araneta of course!And I agree w/ pusongbaste, dapa i-impose ng NCAA yung right nila kung saang venue ang gusto nila, hindi yung tv coveror ang mamimili para sa atin. Tsaka kung ang rason ng AKTV is mahihirapan mag-setup ng equipment if hindi sa Smart Araneta ang opening, ang dating sa kanila (AKTV) is napaka-incompetence nila, maglilipat at mag-sesetup lang ng equipment hirap pa sila.
Nah, San Juan Arena pa rin sa palagay ko! Di naman napapakinabangan yan ng UAAP dahil may PSC-Ultra na sila and for their consideration, Ateneo's gym and UST's new sports arena as well! Besides, SJ-Arena is closer to NCAA schools like SSC, SBC, AU, and JRU while SM MOA Arena mas malapit naman sa UPHDS, CSB, EAC, and the Intramuros schools SJLC, Lyceum and Mapua (mabilis lang sa Roxas Boulevard going to Macapagal).baka weekday schedules will be played on Cuneta. hula ko lang naman