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PhilSports Arena
PhilSports Arena Logo.png
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Former names PSC-National Academy of Sports Arena
PSC Sports Arena
University of Life Theater and Recreational Arena (The ULTRA)
Location Pasig, Philippines
Coordinates 14°34′39″N 121°3′58″E / 14.57750°N 121.06611°E / 14.57750; 121.06611Coordinates: 14°34′39″N 121°3′58″E / 14.57750°N 121.06611°E / 14.57750; 121.06611
Owner Philippine Sports Commission
Operator Philippine Sports Commission
Capacity 10,000
Tenants
PBA (1985–1992, 1999–2007, 2014–present)
UAAP (1986, 1999 ,2004–2005, 2006–2007, 2008–2011, 2016–present)
Pasig-Rizal Pirates (1998)
San Juan Knights (1999)

The Philippine Institute of Sports Multi-Purpose Arena or PhilSports Arena is an indoor sporting arena located inside the PhilSports Complex in Pasig, Philippines. It was formerly known as the University of Life Theater and Recreational Arena or the ULTRA. The arena and its surrounding sports complex are maintained by the Philippine Sports Commission. It was the site of the majority of the games of the Philippine Basketball Association from 1985 to 1992 and from 1999 to 2002. The league still occasionally comes back to play at the arena. The arena was also the home court of the Pasig-Rizal Pirates in the Metropolitan Basketball Association in 1998 and the San Juan Knights in 1999.

The arena was supposed to be the staging site of the now-defunct early afternoon ABS-CBN game show Wowowee on February 4, 2006 during its first anniversary but became the site of a deadly stampede that killed 74 people and injured hundreds. Crowds of people from middle class to mostly lower class, camped outside the stadium for days to win the large prizes given out during the show. At the time the gates opened, the crowd grew impatient, started shoving, making the gates give way and crushing people in the front of the queue. As of today, the cause of the stampede is still being determined pending investigation.

When Tropical Storm Ondoy and Typhoon Pepeng struck the Philippines in 2009, some evacuees took shelter in the arena.

The 2011 FIBA Asia Champions Cup was held in the arena, where Mahram Tehran defeated Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut in the final. Smart Gilas finished fourth in the tournament, losing to Mahram in the semifinals.

Currently, it is an alternate venue for the Philippine Basketball Association if the Mall of Asia Arena and Smart Araneta Coliseum are not available. It is also the host venue of the 2015 Asian U23 Women's Volleyball Championship held last May 1-9, 2015.

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The Standard
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:07:30 -0800

TWO new faces emerged as the most prolific scorers in the ongoing 78th University Athletic Association of the Philippines volleyball tournament at the Philsports Arena in Pasig. University of the Philippines' spiker Wendel Miguel and University of ...

Philippine Star

Philippine Star
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:18:45 -0800

MANILA, Philippines – La Salle, University of the Philippines and Adamson gun for their second straight victories as they hit the court in today's UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament at the Philsports Arena. The Lady Spikers, with former MVP ...
 
GMA News
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:30:00 -0800

The UP Lady Maroons put up some resistance, but the Lady Archers relied on a surprise performance from Majoy Baron to post a 25-14 25-13 19-25 25-20 victory when they clashed at 2pm on Saturday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Baron had 17 ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 03:15:00 -0800

National University redeemed itself from a straight-sets loss to Ateneo with a 17-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20 win over Adamson in the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament at Philsports Arena. Jaja Santiago powered the Lady Bulldogs with an ...

Journal Online

Journal Online
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:33:24 -0800

Majoy Baron of La Salle tries to score off Jewel Lai of University of the Philippines Photo by: Dante Peralta Majoy Baron of La Salle tries to score off Jewel Lai of University of the Philippines during their UAAP women's volleyball match at the ...

Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:30:00 -0800

Defending champion Ateneo outclassed Far Eastern University in three sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13, in the UAAP Season 78 men's volleyball tournament Saturday at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Three Blue Eagles finished in double-figures with Ysrael ...
 
Philippine Star
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:41:15 -0800

MANILA, Philippines – La Salle star Ara Galang returned with a bang as the Lady Spikers scored a 29-27, 25-23, 25-20 victory over Far Eastern last night in the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tourney at the PhilSports Arena. Playing her first game ...

Manning Live

Manning Live
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:11:15 -0800

2006 – A stampede occurs in the PhilSports Arena near Manila, killing 71 people. 2015 – A TransAsia Airways aircraft with 58 people on board, en route from the Taiwanese capital Taipei to Kinmen, crashes into the Keelung River just after take-off ...
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