MANILA - On this vast piece of land in Bocaue, Bulacan rose what is called the world's largest domed arena, the Philippine Arena.
The Philippine Arena is part of Ciudad de Victoria (City of Victory) complex of the Iglesia ni Cristo that is estimated to be about 130 hectares.
Construction of the arena began on August 17, 2011 and ended last May 30, 2014. The dome can accommodate some 55,000 people.
The Philippine Arena has four levels. The parking area, offices and stage can be found on level 1. On Level 2 are the main entrance from the great stairs, and lower bowl seats. The VIP rooms are on Level 3, while the concourse or general patronage area is found on Level 4.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo believes, the Philippine Arena represents the fulfillment of God's promise.
The Philippine Arena officially opens today, as part of the grand celebrations for the INC's 100th anniversary.
- ANC Headstart, 21 July 2014