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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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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:54:51 -0700

... Philippines - Former Asian athletics champion Marestella Torres failed to make the cut-off for an Asian Games berth in track and field when she fell short of the qualifying mark in the long jump Saturday, August 9 at the Weekly Relays at the ...


Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:21:56 -0700

Ernest James Obiena leapt to another Philippine record in the pole vault during the weekly relays last Sunday, July 20 at the Philsports Arena. Obiena, who comes from a family of vaulters, cleared 5.05 meters to erase the 5.01 which he set on July 19 ...
Visayan Daily Star
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:00:00 -0700

Torres will attempt to qualify in the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association Weekly Relays to be held at the Philsports Arena tomorrow. Philippine Olympic Committee official Tom Carrasco said the 33-year-old Torres has to reach the qualifying ...
Abante Online
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:12:01 -0700

Bigo ang dalawa sa isinagawang special tryouts ng kanilang kinabibilagang mga National Sports Assocations (NSAs)-PATAFA at Philippine Weightlifting Association (PWA) sa PhilSports Arena. Unang nagmintis na makapasok ang 33-taong gulang at ...

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