Ynares Center

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Ynares Center
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Location Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines
Parking 440 slots
Owner Rizal Provincial Government
Operator Rizal Provincial Government
Capacity 7,400
Construction cost 350 million
Philippine Basketball Association
Pasig-Rizal Pirates (MBA) (2000)

The Ynares Center is an indoor sporting arena located along the Circumferential Road in Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. The facility which has a seating capacity of 7,400 is managed by the Provincial Government of Rizal. Aside from hosting basketball, boxing, and other indoor sports, the Ynares sports center is also use for concerts and other crowd gatherings.[1]

The sporting venue situated in a 50,000 square meters (540,000 sq ft) lot has a air-conditioning system installed. It also has 13 multi-purpose rooms, which includes the Offices of the Governor and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Administration and Engineering and Equipment Room. Its also host a parking area with 440 slots.[1]

The arena was built at a cost of P350 million. 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.[citation needed]

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 Cardinal Jaime Sin, 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Ynares Center is also the home of the school pageant and school celebrations. Every year, the Our Lady of Fatima University holds its founding anniversary there.[citation needed]

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


  1. ^ a b "Ynares Center". Rizal Provincial Government Official Website. Rizal Provincial Government. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 

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