The 40th season of Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) will now be held in Philippine Arena located in Bocaue, Bulacan. The 55,000-seating capacity indoor arena is the biggest of its kind in the world as certified by the Guinesss Book of World Records.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud has declared the 50,000-seater Philippine Arena has a basketball court with right specifications for PBA games. With that, Salud is to announce Monday the opening double-header at the Bocaue, Bulacan playing venue on Oct. 19, pending the finalization of their lease contract.
The Philippine Arena, owned by Iglesia ni Cristo, has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest mixed-use indoor theater when an audience of 51,919 attended the worship of the INC’s 100th anniversary.
Aside from the basketball coliseum, the complex also has the Philippine Sports Stadium – a football and track stadium that seats 20,000 – as well as a sports center, an indoor aquatic and tennis center, a hotel and a 600-bed hospital.
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