Iglesia Ni Cristo has consumed a land area of 99,000 square meters to construct the Philippine Arena which is said to be the biggest indoor Arena in the world today. This is a week after their celebration of INC 100th Anniversary being a church. Compared to the Mall of Asia, this is bigger since the mall has a land area of 64,085 square meters and compared to the Araneta Coliseum, this is also bigger since the coliseum measures 40,000 square meters.
The opening of Iglesia in Cristo Arena was led by none other than the President of the Republic of the Philippines. The arena that is situated in an eco-tourism zone Ciudad de Victoria or City of Victory in Bocaue, Bulacan is a Philippine pride according to many, in fact, even those who are not members of Iglesia Ni Cristo are so proud of this gigantic arena. The personality who accompanied President Aquino in the opening of the arena was Iglesia Ni Cristo executive minister Eduardo Manalo.
200 million dollars was the amount used to construct the arena that came from the contribution of the members. Noynoy recognized the contribution of Iglesia Ni Cristo to the community and according to him this is not something about politics. Instead, Noynoy called on the people to spread Christian love. This is when he said that there will always be critiques out there.
Because the centennial celebration of Iglesia ni Cristo on July 27 will happen on the said arena, the authorities are now planning on traffic strategy in order to avoid any problem that has something to do with it. The arena has a seating capacity of 55,000 and truly a pride of Iglesia Ni Cristo. The arena was built by Korea’s Hanwha Engineering and Consulting Corp. in coordination with Populous.
References: Philstar, abs-cbnnews