Popularly known to be the World's Largest Dome Arena, Philippine Arena is owned by the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) religious organization. The Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp., which is the contractor of the said project has already been working this month (August 2011) to build this world's largest dome arena in Bulacan, Philippines.
The contractor of the project, Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. (Hanwa E&C) is a development and construction company based in South Korea. Its vice Chairman Kim Hyun-chung shake hands with the INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo after the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Eduardo Manalo (left), Kim Hyun-chung (right) picture (koreaherald.com)
According to the Korea Herald, Philippine Arena is estimated to be worth $175 million contract which was signed on August 4, 2011. It has a seating capacity of 50,000 (seats), floor area of 74,000 square meters and its domed roof is nearly 36,000 square meters which makes it the "World's Largest Dome Arena".
Hanwha E&C will work for the said project for over 30 months and will be completed by 2014. The company said that the project will be conducted in design-build process in which the
contractor is responsible for all related processes from designing to
building the facility.
"The Philippine Arena is three times bigger than the Seoul Olympic Gymnastics Stadium, Korea's largest indoor Arena", said a Hanwha E&C official.
INC said that the Philippine Arena will be built for the Centennial Project during the 100th Founding Anniversary of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) in July 27, 2014.
The picture below shows the area of location where the Philippine Arena is going to be built.
Map location of the Philippine Arena (picture)
The particular place where the Philippine Arena will be built is in the Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan.
Ciudad de Victoria Home of the World's Largest Arena PHILIPPINE ARENA (photo by Eranio Mariano)
Some Pictures of the Philippine Arena - World's Largest Dome Arena:
Miniature architectural model of the Philippine Arena
Dome of the Philippine Arena
New Era University Stadium (NEU) located beside Philippine Arena
Philippine Dome Arena Miniature Model
(All images credited to their respective owners)
Philippine Arena Groundbreaking Ceremony Video:
The Philippine Arena would be a great place to house the most prestigious event of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) which is the Centennial (100th Anniversary) celebration by year 2014. It could be also a most spacious place to host a grandeur Grand Evangelical Mission (GEM) or it might be the next Olympic Games Arena.
Can you see Jesus personality in all of these happening in the INC? Jesus had lived a simple life and taught his disciples not to store riches on earth. Did Jesus ever cohabit with the kings of the earth during his time? Look who were present during the inauguration. INC members should be humble to read the bible to know what is really required of a christian.
This domed structure is truly a marvel because of its construction. It is far short from being the largest domed arena in the world. Singapore has the largest dome arena which spans 310 meters compared to 160 meters of the Philippine arena. There are many other arenas throughout the world that also have a bigger dome and much bigger seating capacity.
For your information, the Singapore's National Stadium is not considered as the largest dome arena because it has a retractable roof and the Philippine Arena fully domed and the roof cannot be retracted. A stadium is different from an arena, an arena is usually for indoor games and sports, and the stadium is actually for outdoor games and sports. So, the Philippine Arena is the largest domed arena, not the Singapore's National Stadium. P.S. The Philippine Arena is not a stadium, we have the Philippine Stadium next to the Philippine Arena.
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Maraming maraming salamat poh ama sa biyayang pinakamahalaga na binigay nio sa amin ang pagiging tunay na iglesia ni cristo walang maitutumbas ang iyong mga nagawa sa amin napakabuti nio poh sa amin ma dahil may pamamahala kami na nagmamalasakit sa kapakanan naming mga iglesia ni cristo.. Advance Happy Centenial to all of us....