Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

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The Smart Araneta Coliseum, known as The Big Dome, is an indoor multi-purpose sports arena that is part of the Araneta Center in the Cubao area of Quezon City, Philippines. It is one of the largest indoor arenas in Asia, and it is also one of the largest clear span domes in the world. The dome measures approximately 108.0 meters making it the largest dome in Asia from its opening in 1960 until 2001 when it was surpassed by the Ōita Stadium in Japan with a dome measuring 274.0 meters.The Smart Araneta Coliseum is mostly used for sports such as basketball. It is a main venue of the Philippine Basketball Association and for the basketball games of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. The Big Dome is also used for boxing, cockfighting, local and international concerts, circuses, religious gatherings, beauty pageants and more.HistoryIn 1952, J. Amado Araneta, a member of the Araneta family, purchased from Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in Cubao which includes the Araneta family home and is bounded by Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue or EDSA, Aurora Boulevard, P. Tuazon and 15th Avenue.
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  • You will know that you have reached Cubao when you see the roof of the coliseum. Around it are various establishments where you can do shopping and enjoy refreshments...  more »
  • The venue was rejuvenated and updated, with ample and connected parking area. We watched the International Dog Show hosted by our very own Philippine Canine Club  more »
  • I attended Wanna One fanmeeting in this venue. The venue is clean, big enough but i still could see each Wanna One member clearly. So, yeah it's a nice venue to hold concert  more »
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  • So many memories watching basketball games in this coliseum. This place has transformed over the years. This is definitely the home of Philippine Basketball. The accessibility is unbeatable for someone who uses public transport instead of driving. The rest rooms have been upgraded. The seats have improved. The parking building is even directly connected.
  • Great concerts are held here. So accessible, so comfortable to watch shows here! Will be here again.
  • I was there to watch the Bb Pilipinas beauty pageant and Araneta Coliseum is still one of the best venues in the country for shows, concerts and sporting events. It has a car park and restaurants/cafes all around it. And then there's the Gateway Mall right next door, a huge grocery in front and the classy Novotel Hotel next door. While it is an old venue it is maintained really well and does not feel old at all. Love this place!
  • Smart Araneta Coliseum is a good alternative for big concerts and events especially in the previous years. Their Amenities are a bit old already but they have a very good range of Good choices within the Coliseum. Also, it is connected with Araneta Center. Neverthless, this iconic Coliseum will always be special to majority of Filipino Fans in the field of Sports and Entertainment.
  • A place to head on to when you need to unwind and go places as terminals of pick up and drop off points are safe and convenient
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