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Mall of Asia Arena: NCAA’s New Home for 2012

Mall of Asia Arena: NCAA’s New Home for 2012
by Mike Abasolo
Friday, 24 June 2011

The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the oldest collegiate athletic league in the country, has announced that they have found a new home in Mall of Asia Arena for their monumental 88th Season in 2012.

In a special press conference hosted by Mall of Asia Arena, Fr. Vic Calvo, Athletic Moderator for Colegio San Juan de Letran, will be the host school for NCAA Season 88 also announced that they will be having the NCAA games in the state of the art event center that will open on May 2012 located right at the heart of the Mall of Asia Complex.

In the same press conference, the NCAA also announced that they will be having their 2011 games at the San Juan Arena and has commissioned SM Tickets to be their exclusive ticketing solutions provider.

Present during the monumental contract signing were Mr. Edgar Tejerero, Senior Vice President of West Avenue Theaters Corporation, Mr. Anthony Tamayo, President of the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, Mr. Mike del Mundo, Athletic Moderator of University of Perpetual Help System-Dalta, host school for NCAA Season 87, Ms. Lyn Manansala, General Manager of San Juan Arena and San Juan Vice Mayor Francisco Zamora.

The Mall of Asia Arena will be the country’s premiere venue with an excellent seating capacity of 16,000. The venue will also include a wide variety of restaurants and bars, and box suites similar to those that you hear and admired in the NBA.

The venue is expected to be the preferred venue that will cater to both entertainment and sporting events – local and international leagues, artists and personalities.



  • this is a good news..
  • macoy151macoy151 Moderator PEx Moderator

    This is nice. So totoo pala ang sinabi ni Fr. Vic sa amin. Well let's see. Matagal pa yan. HAHA. 2012 pa. Pero ayos to, at least yung opening next season eh iba na ang venue.
  • good news :D
  • James Ty IIIJames Ty III PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The UAAP will also play there next year. The PBA may follow suit.
  • P3.5 billion is needed to complete Arena, says MOA exec

    July 10, 2011, 10:28pm
    MANILA, Philippines — For sure, the NBA will only agree to hold a pre-season game in the Philippines if it has a world-class facility.

    That’s one reason why officials of the Mall of Asia (MoA) Arena are moving heaven and earth to make sure the modern venue in Pasay City will be fit for kings.

    “We’re spending P3.5 billion,” Edgar Tejerero, senior vice president for West Avenue Theatres Corporation said.

    The MOA Arena officials are bidding to bring in an NBA exhibition game in October next year in the hopes of giving millions of Filipino fans a chance of a lifetime.

    “If the NBA is looking for a home in the Philippines, this will be it,” Tejerero said.

    The five-level venue, which opens May next year, can host 16,000 comfortably seating fans and has a full house capacity of 20,000.

    All seat levels – Patron, lower box, upper box, general admissions and corporate suites – feature seats with cup holders and each level has at least 20 doors while some levels have retractable seats.

    “It is western-designed. Unlike other venues, all ticket-holders, regardless of their ticket levels, will pass on the same gate,” Tejerero said.

    “It’s also huge because we have at least 20 doors for the 2nd, 4th and 5th levels. So just imagine the number of securities we have to get. But we’re counting on the Filipinos’ honesty. We’re counting on the fans to be honest enough to sit where they are supposed to sit,” Tejerero said of the venue whose US-based interior designer also designed the Philips Arena in the US, the home of the NBA team Atlanta Hawks.

    The corporate suite level has 40 rooms and each room can hold 20 persons. Each room has its own mini-bar, couches, restroom and viewing area.

    There will be four dugouts, with hot and cold shower rooms with scoreboards similar to that of FedEx Forum Arena, the home of the Memphis Grizzlies. All members of the media will also have electronic cards which will serve as their passes.

    The MOA Arena, which boasts of retractable seats and a 2,000-capacity car park building, is expected to rival the fabled Araneta Coliseum.


    Kumbaga, yung interior daw parang Philips Arena



    Tapos yung scoreboards parang yung sa Fedex Forum Arena




    Update from vulture49 and kintoy of skyscrapercity Philippines




  • What I love about this eh hindi na problema ang parking! Saka hindi na problema ang traffic once you're already in the area.

    Parang ang sarap din dun sa suites. Pero mas enjoy pa din na sa crowd kasali.
  • Ok na dito. Sa ibang venue kasi parang ang sikip at hindi ka makahinga. :D
  • Rafiboy_05Rafiboy_05 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    lahat ba ng games next year dito na gaganapin or opening, F4, Finals & some selected games lang? pabor ito sa akin kung dito na ang venue, malapit lang ito sa amin
  • ^I'm guessing na big games lang.
  • maganda dito. hehehe
  • lahat yata ng NCAA games next year not just big games
  • sure yan lahat ng games.

    need nila mabawi *** mga nagastos nila. BUSINESS!
  • netsnets PExer
    posibleng lahat ng games kasi di naman tyo kasabay sa playing days ng UAAP for sure mas priority ng coliseum na yan yung UAAP *** nga pinatayo yan eh dahil NU host next yr iba ka henry Sy!

    sana yan na ang maging regular venue ng collegiate leagues or kahit NC and UAAP ***
  • netsnets PExer
    pero depende pa rin sa singil yan! alam naman natin lahat na mas malake pondo ng kabilang liga kesa dito sa atin
  • Who's the host next year? Baka isang milyon ang renta diyan per gameday. Sa Araneta ata 400k eh.
  • Rafiboy_05Rafiboy_05 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Who's the host next year? Baka isang milyon ang renta diyan per gameday. Sa Araneta ata 400k eh.

    kami ang host :D

    I doubt kung all games dito na, mahal ang rent dito panigurado (baka mas mahal pa sa Big Dome. baka nga Big games lang talaga yung dito.
  • ^Saka hindi pa naman proven na kaya punuin ng NCAA ang malaking venue during big games. SBC lang talaga ang may kayang siguraduhin na kayang punuin ang half niya. No offense to the other well-supported teams. Pero nung Finals eh more than half lagi occupied ng SBC tapos around 25 to 40% lang yung other school.
  • ^^ well pre remember the 2007 finals between Letran and San Beda, equal and crowd in terms of hatian ng seating sa araneta. from patron to genadd. Ganyan din experience namin nung 2005 na the entire araneta are 80% in our side and the PCU side were just a mere 20% na nasa Upper Box A at B pa sila so I think kaya naman although need namin umabot muna sa finals para hindi nanaman kayo makaexperience na 3/4 is to 1/4 na scene sa araneta hehe *okay*
  • ask ko lang yung 3pt line ba eh 12 feet parang NBA or 10 feet ?
  • I think FIBA court size hindi NBA ang gagamitin ng MoA Arena.
    Kasi yun yata ang standard na ginagamit ng mga liga
    dito sa Pilipinas.
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