Wow this is great news, I dont believe we can fill it up for an Azkals or any soccer game yet. But Im glad there's the capability/capacity when the time comes. Good job for the INC, I hope theyre thinking about "other" things besides religious services.
I was reading the skyscrapercity comments. Apparantly some believe this is the "largest" domed arena in the world. No such luck. 50,000 is an average crowd for an NFL football(that what you would call "American Football") matches, larger still if its Premier leagues in Europe. There are older and much larger Arenas. Pacman just fought in Texas against Clottey in the "Cowboy's Stadium". It seats 80,00 people and 110,000 if they use the "lawn" area. Its got a retractable dome.
One good thing though, maybe with partnership with INC the PI can host soccer tourneys like AFC or ASEAN cup games like Nepal is doing now. Great going INC!
I was reading the skyscrapercity comments. Apparantly some believe this is the "largest" domed arena in the world. No such luck. 50,000 is an average crowd for an NFL football(that what you would call "American Football") matches, larger still if its Premier leagues in Europe. There are older and much larger Arenas. Pacman just fought in Texas against Clottey in the "Cowboy's Stadium". It seats 80,00 people and 110,000 if they use the "lawn" area. Its got a retractable dome...
I was watching a news clip on this and they were comparing it's seating capacity to Madison Square Garden and Staples Center which are basketball arenas. I think their claim to be the world's biggest domed structure is based just on the dome size itself which is 'nearly 36,000 square meters' as stated on skyscrapercity.com. Its field is said to be the size of 1 and a half football pitch. It wasn't clear to me though if the roof was retractable, it seems to have a transparent roof. Could this be good for the grass?
I have a question, I remember reading somewhere na kaya sa Rizal Stadium ang World Cup Qualis kasi only PSC owned/ maintained arenas can be used as venues on FIFA events? Is this correct?
Anyway, if its going to be used for the good of Football in our nation, who cares if it's the biggest in the world or not. It's just sad that private organizations have the initiative to pursue such endeavors but the government do not.
Mabuhay ang Azkals!!! Mabuhay ang Philippine Football!!!
I read somewhere in skyscrapercity forums that the arena is not for football. Multi-purpose 'ata yan (religious activities, sports activities). Is INC supporting football?, I read the article that it never saysthe arena not playing for football.
rebel2fate, good question on WCQ matches needing to be owned by a govt entity (ex. PSC). Im not so sure about that because in the US, I dont believe there IS a government owned sports arena, mostly are private and at most maybe county owned. I think the main criteria is that there are standard seat distances for each person and a viewing section for fans other than the local team and maybe minimum seating number? But they still play in the US for WCQ games.
Hopefully INC willl be farsighted enough to include football as a user for their dome. Itll only be good for business for them too!
damn that things gonna look huge. it wouldve been better if they put that in Manila. it looks like the philippines can hold an international event like the FIBA asian championships soon. but i dunno about a FIFA events.
"The facility located near Manila, named the Philippine Arena, will be fitted with 50,000 seats and its domed roof will be nearly 36,000 square meters, making it the world’s largest domed arena, the company said."
No information though about the outdoor stadium pictured above.
Here's the image of the plan by the INC. Philippine Arena is the domed structure at the right side. The football stadium is at the top of the picture surrounding the buildings. The Erano Manalo Medical Center is the buildings at the bottom of the planned project. NLEX is at the left
Philippine Arena is NOT for football. It's for Basketball, Indoor Sports and Concerts The New Era Sports Complex is the one that has the football stadium.
Estimated time of completion: 2014 Opening Date: Presumably July 27, 2014
The Football stadium there has an estimated capacity of of 30000 to 50000. (Don't know the exact capacity)
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Zee: Demit needs to go back to the Azkals badly.
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