Ninoy Aquino Stadium
|Former names||Rizal Multi-Purpose Arena|
|Owner||Philippine Sports Commission|
|Operator||Philippine Sports Commission|
UAAP (1997–2000, 2006–2007) |
NCAA (1999, 2006)
Manila Metrostars (1998)
The venue was formerly an open-air stadium before being converted into a covered indoor arena. Formerly called the Rizal Multi-Purpose Arena, the arena was renovated in time for the 1989 ABC Under-18 Championships hosted by the Philippines, which opened in January 24, 1989. At the opening of the tournament, the arena was renamed the Ninoy Aquino Stadium and a marker dedicating the arena was unveiled. The renovation included new chairs and a new scoring system from South Korea installed by Korean technicians.
The arena hosted the volleyball tournament of the 1991 Southeast Asian Games, The table tennis competitions of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship as the second venue of the tournament.
It has also hosted mostly college basketball games such as the UAAP, NCAA, NCRAA and the NAASCU. Currently, it is also known for hosting taekwondo tournaments, the two editions of the BSCP National Pool Championships and as one of the alternate venues of PBA games. It was also the home court of the Manila Metrostars in the now-defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association.
Notable events at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium
- 1989 ABC Under-18 Championship
- Southeast Asian Games (1991 & 2005)
- Hillsong United Live In Manila (2008)
- Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up The Big Night
- 2009 Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
- 2010 MVP Invitational Champions' Cup
- 2013 FIBA Asia Championship