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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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ABS CBN News
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:07:30 -0800

MANILA, Philippines – Jose Rizal University (JRU) seeks to extend its reign as athletics champion for the fifth consecutive year when the NCAA Season 90 track and field competition kicks off Thursday at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Led by ...
 
Philippine Star
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:30:00 -0800

MANILA, Philippines – Jose Rizal University seeks to extend their reign as athletics champion for the fifth straight year when the 90th NCAA track and field competition unfurls Thursday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Led by Domingo Cabradilla's ...
 
Abante Online
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:06:44 -0800

Pahahabain pa ng Jose Rizal University pagiging athletics champion sa panlimang dikit na taon sa pagsiklab ngayon ng 90th NCAA track and field competition sa Philsports Arena sa Pasig. Sa pagtrangko ni triple gold medalist Domingo Cabradilla, nasikwat ...
 
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 ...
 
ABS CBN News
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0800

With the POC taking control of the affairs of PVF, a new set of tryouts are scheduled this weekend at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City with the selection process to be supervised by seasoned mentors Roger Gorayeb and Sammy Acaylar with the help of ...

Philippine Star

Philippine Star
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:56:15 -0800

MANILA, Philippines - It may take long but Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia is not giving up on the plan to provide the national athletes a new home. Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose Cojuangco has been pushing for it the ...
 
Inquirer.net
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:03:45 -0800

Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. will be driving home this point in a crucial dialogue with the athletes and coaches starting tomorrow at Philsports Arena in Pasig City. Cojuangco expects over 300 athletes and their ...

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 ...
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