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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 shake hands with Kim Hyun-chung
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.

Location of Philippine Arena
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.

Philippine Arena Banner Streamer
Ciudad de Victoria
Home of the World's Largest Arena

(photo by Eranio Mariano)

Some Pictures of the Philippine Arena - World's Largest Dome Arena:

World's Largest Dome Arena
Miniature architectural model of the Philippine Arena

Philippine Arena
Dome of the Philippine Arena

Philippine Arena - Largest Dome Arena in the World
New Era University Stadium (NEU) located beside Philippine Arena

Philippine Arena - World's Largest Dome Arena
Philippine Dome Arena Miniature Model

World's Biggest Dome Arena
NEU Stadium

(All images credited to their respective owners)

Philippine Arena Groundbreaking Ceremony Video:

Personal Opinion:

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.

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299 AceJerome   (17-July-2013 3:39 PM)
Proud To BE INC!!

298 eislet   (22-June-2013 10:25 PM)
hey iglesia ni cristo admistration, can u become president of the philippines? i think you're honest and not into money or corruption. maybe you can save this country.

this will give philippines a chance to host Olympics. well i hope philippines will be more supportive on sports. why oh why philippines you're all about investments and property..

297 LIWAYA ORAYAN   (15-June-2013 2:29 PM)
Thanks God I am Iglesia Ni Cristo

296 rodelson paulino   (20-March-2013 3:12 PM)
proud 2 be a IGLESIA NI CRISTO

295 RODZEN A. BUMATAY   (11-March-2013 11:46 AM)
Naiyak po aq sa biyayang kaloob sa atin ng ama. Ngayon plang po sabik na ako sa ating centenial celebration. uuwi aq sa ating bansa at kasama ko pamilya kung dadalo 1 week before celeration.

294 Angeles Junio   (10-March-2013 5:24 PM)
I am proud to be a Pilipino

293 Pugad ng Katotohanan   (22-January-2013 7:30 PM)
Ang pangit naman ng Dome Arena niyo. Sino ba nag-design niyan?

292 dennis   (11-January-2013 11:28 AM)
I hope makapagconcert din dito sa Big Bird sa Philippines Arena.

291 yangregine   (11-January-2013 5:53 AM)
I hope makapag concert dito si SONGBIRD sa Philippines ARENA

290 steven   (27-December-2012 5:32 AM)
I Am a proud Iglesia Ni Cristo.....

Please lang mga kapatid iwasan natin mag comment sa ibang religion!!!!!!

Salamat sa ating Ama!!!!!

289 erniel trestiza   (19-September-2012 2:38 PM)
excited na kaming makapasok dyan sa philippine arena kami ng buong kamag anak ANG GANDA SIGURO NYAN

288 jacqueline azares   (10-September-2012 4:40 PM)
i am happy for being part of this....thank you lord.

287 blackzanji123   (11-August-2012 4:57 PM)
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....

286 mark morquianos   (10-July-2012 9:32 AM)
mag patoluy tayo sa pag pananam palataya

285 joseph mago   (28-June-2012 3:32 PM)
Malapit lang amin ang arena, Purihin ang Diyos!

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