Philippine Arena, the soon-to-be largest domed arena in the world, is being constructed in Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines within the 74,000-square-meter area Ciudad de Victoria project of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC).  On the same location, EGM General Hospital & New Era University - Bulacan Branch will also be built.

The $175 million joint project of Korean builder Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. and the Iglesia Ni Cristo will have a seating capacity of 50,000 is expected to be finished in 30 months in time for INC's 100th founding anniversary in 2014. 

The ground breaking ceremony was already held last August 17 at the Ciudad de Victoria and was attended by Hanwha and INC officials.

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Araneta Coliseum in Cubao was once the world’s biggest indoor dome.  Also known as the “Big Dome,” it held the record from 1960 to 2001 for having a dome-shape roof measuring 108 diameter.  It was beaten by the Oita Stadium in Japan in 2001, also known as “The Big Eye” for having a retractable roof measuring a diameter of 274 m. 

In 2009, the Oita Stadium was beated by the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas by just 1 meter.  The Cowboys Stadium is still the biggest indoor dome until now for having a retractable roof measuring a diameter of 275 m.

The building of the Philippine Arena will be another milestone for the Iglesia Ni Cristo & for the Philippines as well.