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Philippine Arena: World's Largest Dome Arena

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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Total comments : 315
ZMAJ   (21 June 2012 10:29 AM)
@teddie brutas:talaga sa june kaayo punta eh JULY 2014 pa matatapos yan.hahaha..:)

angelo   (19 June 2012 5:56 PM)
........................inc ako............and im proud..............add me on fb.moises angelo gabutin

cheryl   (19 June 2012 1:40 PM)
im proud 2 be INC ,,,,,magpatuloy po tayo mga kapatid..........

loremen   (19 June 2012 9:46 AM)
sana buhay pa ako pagkatapos na maitayo ang philippine arena at kung maabotan man ng kamatayan ay nasa loob ako ng philippine arena.......

auron   (14 June 2012 3:30 PM)
proud 2 be I.N.C

Enzoo   (07 June 2012 7:51 PM)
this is certainly good news for the iglesia ni cristo, although im a catholic christian it makes me happy to know that this will be their achievement and a fitting accomplishment . congratulations.

elmer manlapaz   (07 June 2012 5:58 PM)
iba talaga ang iglesia

honey21   (04 June 2012 10:24 AM)
heart IM so proud ....wow what an excitement I felt...waiting PHILIPPINE ARENA to finish...

Bing   (28 May 2012 10:50 PM)
Napakasaya na masaksihan ang mga tandang kahayagan na ang Iglesia ni Cristo ay tunay na sa Diyos... Salamat po Ama!

Marife Miday   (18 May 2012 5:29 PM)
hi..to all INC members mabuhay pround aq n npbilang s Iglesia Ni Cristo

Shirlie   (27 April 2012 2:58 PM)
pinagpala talaga tayo ng ating Panginoon dahil makapagpatayo tayo ng pinakamalaking dome na kung saan lahat tayo myembro ng Iglesia Ni Cristo ay magkakatipon-tipon sa umaabot na 100th Centennial Anniversary ng ating relihiyon =) and I'm proud to be one of the member of Iglesia Ni Cristo =).

paolo   (20 April 2012 5:44 AM)
salamat at ipinanganak akong Iglesia Ni Cristo

jerome   (16 April 2012 10:38 AM)
panis !


honey21   (14 June 2012 4:08 PM)
thank you po sa inyong appreciations .....we are proud to be INC

brien villanueva   (30 March 2012 11:41 AM)
mhhayag lalo ang iglesia ni cristo s buong mundo kpag mpagtagumpayan ang project ng pammhala
proud to be INC :))

milski   (27 March 2012 11:21 PM)
ako'y iglesia ni cristo hangang kamatayan

ronald duran   (08 March 2012 3:27 PM)
proud to be inc purihin ang diyos!

nico   (03 March 2012 10:37 AM)
akoy iglesia ni cristo at tapat ako sa relihiyon ko.

mabuhay iglesia ni cristo greeting from de la salle university inc

teddie brutas   (01 March 2012 10:19 AM)
cnu gusto makapunta s largest dome arena? by june nandun kami, celebrating the anniversary of uno international corporation...
invite ko kayo...everyone is invited.

just pm nyo na lng po ako...
here's is my no. 09076620527

jerald malabute   (17 February 2012 5:20 PM)
Dyan makikita ang aming ginagawang pag aabuloy;;;'';;solid inc ako

Nelson C. Ignacio   (05 January 2012 1:06 AM)
Well, as an ordinary citizen of this country, my view is, I'm grateful for this good news because I'm hungry for more good news and tired of all the negative things that I hear, day in and day out. Regardless of our religious affiliation, I think we should be rationale and objective, in that we cannot deny the fact that this project will benefit so many people, materially, socially and to some extent, could be spiritually.. Should this benefit the INC people spiritually, I believe this is their own thing, worthy of being respected. After all another undeniable fact is that, the is unprecedented. I salute the INC administration and its staff and wish them more power. Mabuhay ang Pilipino and the world at large. Remember, we have only one world to live in.

jenelyn ubaldo   (02 December 2011 10:57 AM)
hope that someday i can go and tour in this place,.
and i am really excited.,
mga kapatid GODBLESS po and more more blessings to come.,

yourAgony13   (28 November 2011 7:23 PM)
oh! great thanks lord! hope i can see our football national team in that stadium winning the FIFA world cu! ;D



neo   (23 November 2011 8:00 PM)
wow nman yan. mbuhay kyo mnga inc karangalan ng bansa ntin din ang pinagawa nyo mag ptuloy pa sana kyo sa mnga gawain nyo na ganyan.more power and my the force be wit u all

nagma2la sakit lng na kpatid   (16 November 2011 11:54 AM)
ang dapat ipa tayo ng iglesia. ung pwe sumalba sa hrap ng mga kptid. na ng hihirap. cguro naman hndi l2bag sa utos ng dios un db mga kpatid?

farenz   (02 January 2012 11:06 AM)
@ nagma2la sakit lng na kptid, tama ka mahal na kptid pero alam ko na alam morin na patuloy ang paghihirap ang mundong ito, kaya wala nang pag asa kundi magtiwala sa banal na magagawa ng ating PANGINOONG DIYOS.ang pinakalayunin mg pamamahala ay mabigyan ng kapurihan ang ating PANGINOONG DIYOS at nakasulat yan sa BIBLIYA lalong nakasulat din na magpasakot tau sa ating pamamahala dahil ang DIYOS naglagay sa knila para mapangalagaan ang boung INC. GOD BLESS sayo na "nagma2la sakit lng na kpatid"

eldon jay e. dondriano   (15 November 2011 1:51 PM)
dear ka eduardo salamat sa pagmamahal mo sa amin na mga kapatid mo god bless

eldon jay e. dondriano   (15 November 2011 1:50 PM)
i am proud to be an inc. member because of you brothers and sisters

Tommy Hammons   (04 November 2011 2:05 PM)
I am so happy for the Filipino people. First, they got the best fighter in the world, and now they got the biggest dome arena in the world! I hope God blesses this country even more. If every Filipino was given a dollar for every smile, there would be no poverty in your country.

liza b.   (19 October 2011 3:26 PM)
The Big Dome really inspires me a lot! And im so excited to be there on our Centennial Anniversary! MABUHAY TAYONG MGA IGLESIA NI CRISTO! More power to all of us!

kenneth glenn bertoldo   (14 October 2011 2:26 PM)
patuloy na pinapagpala ng panginoon ang inc

hello   (07 October 2011 8:24 AM)
Proud to be INC, kahit pa ano sabihin nyo..... hindi kami nagbabakasakali dito ... sure kami sa religion namin... AMEN?

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