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For the football (soccer) stadium, see PhilSports Football and Athletics Stadium.
PhilSports Arena
The ULTRA
Philsports arena (ultra) pasig.jpg
Former names PSC-National Academy of Sports Arena
PSC Sports Arena
University of Life Theater and Recreational Arena
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 (2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2011)
Pasig Blue Pirates (later Pasig-Rizal Pirates) (1998)
San Juan Knights (1999)

The Philippine Institute of Sports 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 Blue 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. Hometown team 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.

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MSN Philippines News
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16:54:23 -0800

“We're positive that our athletes will give their best to win those medals,'' said Philippine Olympic Committee first vice president Joey Romasanta, who graced the send-off on Thursday at the Philsports Arena with POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros ...
 
Pilipino Star Ngayon
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 08:07:30 -0800

Sina PSC chairman Ricardo Garcia at PAGCOR President at Chief Operating Officer Jorge V. Sarmiento ay dumalo rin sa seremonyang ginawa noong Biyernes ng gabi sa Philsports Arena sa Pasig City dahil isinabay sa seremonya ang pagbibigay ng ...
 
Pilipino Star Ngayon
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 08:18:45 -0800

It's hard to make promises,” wika ni Gomez sa send-off ceremony sa Philsports Arena sa Pasig City kagabi. May mga aasahang manlalaro ang delegasyon tulad nina SEA Games medalists sa Muay na sina Philip Delarmino at Jonathan Polosan bukod sa ...
 
Pilipino Star Ngayon
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:30:00 -0700

MANILA, Philippines - Magsasama-sama ngayon ang mga sports at government officials sa hangaring pataasin ang morale ng 150 Pambansang atleta na lalaban sa Asian Games sa Incheon, Korea sa send-off ceremony ngayon sa Philsports Arena sa ...

Philippine Star

GMA News
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:32:09 -0700

Reyes was forced to cancel the team's morning practice at PhilSports Arena due to the torential rains, but decided to push through with their afternoon practice due to time constraints as the Asiad basketball tournament drew near. The team will play ...
 
Manila Standard Today
Thu, 09 May 2013 09:08:38 -0700

To accommodate the expected big number of fans, the organizing Sports Vision and sponsoring Shakey's will hold the semifinal round and the championship of the Shakey's V-League Season 10 First Conference at bigger venues at the Philsports Arena in ...

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GMA News
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 07:01:59 -0700

(Updated 10:12pm) The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters obliterated the Alaska Aces, 123-72, in the 2014 PBA Governors' Cup, Wednesday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The 51-point difference was the fourth-most lopsided loss in the PBA, and the ...
 
ABS CBN News
Fri, 16 May 2014 09:07:30 -0700

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine National Games unfolds today at the Philsports Arena in Pasig with a slew of Fil-Ams, headed by SEA Games gold medal winner Eric Cray, seeking to shatter national records against the local aces on various fronts.
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