Ynares Center

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To be distinguished from the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, Philippines.
Ynares Center
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Location Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Owner Rizal Provincial Government
Operator Rizal Provincial Government
Construction cost 350 million
Capacity 12,000
Tenants
Philippine Basketball Association
(2001–present)
Pasig-Rizal Pirates
(2000)

The Ynares Center is an indoor sporting arena located in Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines.

The arena was built at a cost of P350 million. The coliseum was constructed in a 5-hectare lot located at the heart of Antipolo City. This is the current landmark in the province where PBA games and big concerts are held regularly. This is also the site of the 100th Foundation Anniversary Celebration of the province. It has also hosted international events, such as the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. It was the home court of the Pasig-Rizal Pirates of the Metropolitan Basketball Association in 2000.

In June 2000, as part of the Jubille Year celebration of the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Antipolo held a big mass at the center with the attendance of Jaime Sin, Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, and Archbishop Antonio Franco, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, who was then making a pastoral visit to the diocese. Another mass and congress was held at the center in 2005 to celebrate the National Eucharistic and Marian Year. Former President Corazon Aquino and Bishop Teodoro Bacani were the main speakers. In 2007, the diocese of Antipolo held a well-attended concert of its priests in the center. On December 5, 2008, the Center was again the venue of a special Mass and program celebrating the 25th anniversary of the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.

In late 2000, Manny Pacquiao won in 10 rounds against Nedal Hussein in an international title bout prior to his first match in the United States a few months later.

Ynares Center is also the home of the school pageant and school celebrations. Every year, Our Lady of Fatima University held its founding anniversary there.

The stadium is named after the Ynares family of Rizal, whose members had served as governors since 1992.

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Coordinates: 14°35′8″N 121°10′11″E / 14.58556°N 121.16972°E / 14.58556; 121.16972