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For the football (soccer) stadium, see PhilSports Football and Athletics Stadium.
PhilSports Arena
PhilSports Arena FIBA-Asia Champions Cup 2011.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
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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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 ...
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

Philippine Star
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

"We appealed for a substitution," Garcia told Philstar.com during the send-off program for the Asian Games delegation on Friday night at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. "Yung kay Blatche, [halos] wala na 'yun. So ang hinihingi namin ngayon ay kung ...
Visayan Daily Star
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:11:15 -0700

Angara, however, said the proposed new modern sports complex will not replace the existing sports facilities including the 86-year-old Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila and the 40-year-old PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. ”These will remain as ...
Abante Online
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Hindi sumali ang Filipinas sa dalawang edisyon ng torneo noong 2012 sa China at 2010 sa Malaysia tapos pumangwalo sa 1-7 win-loss record sa PhilSports Arena sa Pasig noong 2008, ang nag-iisang panalo ay sa Sri Lanka. Liban din ang bansa noong ...

Pilipino Star Ngayon

Pilipino Star Ngayon
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Sa mensahe ni Pangulang Benigno Aquino III na binasa ni Jose Rene Almendras sa send-off kahapon sa Philsports Arena, binanggit ang mga panalo na nakuha ng mga naunang atleta na nangyari dahil sa kanilang disiplina at puso. “Sports is not only ...
Abante Online
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Imbitado si Presidente Noynoy Aquino sa send-off para sa mga Filipino athletes na sasabak sa 2014 Asian Games sa Incheon, South Korea ngayong hapon sa Philsports Arena. Ayon kay POC first vice president Joey Romasanta, isinaayos ang event ...

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