The Philippine Arena is now the world’s largest doomed indoor arena for centennial rites.
|The Philippine Arena, 50-hectare complex called Ciudad de Victoria or City of Victory |
(Photo: Edwin Bacasmas(Inquirer.net)
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III and INC Executive Minister Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo unveiled the marker of the Philippine arena as celebrating the inauguration of the “largest doomed indoor arena” in the world, built inside the Ciudad de Victoria (City of Victory) in Bocaue, Bulacan on Monday, July 21.
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III and INC Executive Minister Bro. Eduardo V. Manalo unveils marker of the Iglesia ni Cristo Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.
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The Philippine Arena, 50-hectare complex called Ciudad de Victoria or City of Victory, in Bocaue, Bulacan, a domed indoor arena, is the centerpiece of the centennial projects of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) for its grand celebration on July 27.
It features a bowl-formed structure inspired through the narra, the Philippine national tree, based on the world-acclaimed architectural firm Populous, its concept designer. Populous also designed the large 23,000-chair O2 Arena in London, in addition to various huge sports arenas and stadiums on earth.
The Philippine Arena is much more than two times how big The O2 in London as well as from the large indoor arenas in the US, that was why it had been a large challenge to create and make. The Philippine Arena “pushed the limitations of arena design” and it is now considered the world’s biggest indoor arena, Populous stated in the website.
Aside from the Arena, which can seat a maximum of 55,000 people, two other massive structures are being completed inside the 50-hectare Ciudad de Victoria. These are the 20,000-seater Philippine Sports Stadium and the two-hectare Philippine Sports Center.
According to INC executive minister Eduardo V. Manalo, arena will not only hold major church gatherings, this would be also open to be used by Filipinos of other faiths as well as by worldwide groups or towns for worldwide events and occasions. It will also operate as a multiuse sports and concert venue, capable of holding a range of events from boxing and basketball to live music performances.
Throughout its groundbreaking in August 2011, Manolo stated the world along with other massive architectural marvels to become built-in the town of Victory have been made to bring glory to God and recognition towards the country.
He also stated the world had recently been imagined even throughout time of his father, the late INC executive minister Eraño G. Manalo, due to the requirement for large venues for events cellular the quickly growing chapel membership.