SLIDESHOW: Scenes from PBA's 40th season opener

Photos by Mark Cristino,

Posted at Oct 19 2014 08:04 PM | Updated as of Oct 22 2014 02:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A record crowd of 52,612 witnessed the opening ceremonies of the PBA's 40th season at the new Philippine Arena in Bulacan on Sunday.

Fans cheered as each of the PBA teams made their entrance in the star-studded opening ceremonies that took place in the world's largest indoor arena.

Twelve teams are competing in the PBA this season, with the NLEX Road Warriors, the Blackwater Elite, and the KIA Sorento all joining the professional league.

A highlight of the event was the parade of muses, led by Miss World 2013 Megan Young.