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July 17, 2012

Bigger, Better and More Convenient Big Dome!

At present, the Big Dome hosts more than 250 events a year. From the numerous iconic moments in Philippine sports and entertainment history such as the PBA, UAAP, and NCAA as well as to the concerts of Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Lifehouse, and Incubus, Smart Araneta Coliseum is indeed "the venue" to beat.


And apart from these, the Big Dome also has an enviable place in history as the place that Blessed John Paul II anointed as “the colosseo of papal audiences.” Then there's the home of the famous “Thrilla in Manila” and “NBA Ultimate All-Star Weekend,” which place this venue on the map of the world.


But as the time goes by, things changes, some gets old, and because of this, the call for renovation heralds through out...

And now, fast forwarding, this 2012 expect a new unique viewing experience that SmartAraneta Coliseum  could give!

The Big Dome is deep into its EXTREME TRANSFORMATION. The Smart Araneta Coliseum is treasuring its glorious heritage as well as leveling up to more state of the art venue features. Not only will its customers enjoy the prestige of watching their favorite sporting event and artists in a venue with such a storied history, it will also do so with extreme viewer pleasure. 

This Extreme Transformation of the Big Dome will begin at the majestic façade and interiors of the new Green Gate. The Green Gate will welcome everyone to state-of-the-art features of the Coliseum, starting with the larger entrance, improved kiosks for retail, scanners at the turnstiles for quicker and more efficient audience entry, and a concourse with LED signages, climate controlled space and video systems.


The transformation will be more exciting when the customer enters the coliseum and approaches his new seat because there will be new flooring, ceilings, lighting and seats to give you that outstanding viewing experience. In addition, there will also be more rest rooms with newer features that will be a delight to everyone.


Adding to these perks are the conveniences of parking plus access points to the shopping and dining options in and outside the coliseum. Through the new parking building’s second and third levels, customers can enter the coliseum and to their respective sections with ease. There will be drop off points at the new Green Gate. The South Gate entrance will likewise be restored allowing access to the coliseum. One can also find a whole lot of dining and shopping options before and after the coliseum events because escalators from the Big Dome will transport the customers to the award-winning Gateway Mall and the upcoming Gateway Tower.


But the viewers are not the only ones to benefit from the Big Dome’s Extreme Transformation. Even the performers and players are in for a great surprise. Because athletes and sports fans will rave over the new sports lighting that will bathe the coliseum interiors. The coliseum’s construction consultants made sure that acoustics, floor and playing conditions are excellent and at par with the world’s best venues.

Over at the back of house, promoters, artists and athletes will love the new locker rooms. The media will also have its designated press room equipped with all the technological tools to transmit their stories in real time. During half-time or during intermission breaks, everyone can enjoy the entertainment and sports club at the front of house.


With a transformation as extreme as that, there is no doubt that just like the Madison Square Garden, the Big Dome will continue to be the cultural icon of the country - a landmark that Filipino could be really proud of!

I'm so excited for all of these Smart-Araneta!
Congratulations in advance!





1 comment:

el toro bumingo said...

It's about time hehehe. Last time I was at the big dome was during The Moffatts concert :)

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