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“Facelift attempt”

Smart Araneta Coliseum
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Ranked #8 of 72 things to do in Quezon City
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Imus, Cavite, Philippines
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Facelift attempt”
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

This venue is getting a much-needed facelift, probably because of the threat of the MOA Arena, which is becoming a popular venue for games and concerts as well. Still, nothing beats the Big Dome for sheer size and nostalgia. And concert artists appear to measure their popularity based on how many times they're able to fill the Big Dome. Definitely a landmark that I hope will continue to flourish.

I love that it now connects to the MRT via the farmers mall and walkways, and to the LRT violet line through the Gateway mall. Makes it easy to get to... Except during UAAP season of course. :p

Visited December 2012
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Makati, Philippines
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“Great Coliseum”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Coliseum is still in renovation, but still events like concerts and Basketball is still on going. It's called the big dome. It's not only used for local concerts but also for an international concerts, boxing, cockfight, beauty pageant most common is the Bb. Pilipinas. During lenten season Religious events are also held here. Parking lot is now big as well.

Visited March 2013
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“Basketball game”
Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Went to watch a basketball game. The coliseum is not that clean maybe because of some people watching the game. The outside looks amazing but inside its a different story its ugly.

Visited November 2012
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Marikina, Philippines
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“Common area for shows”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I always drop by here,since this is my home. Sometimes I watch shows here but all others I just enjoy the restaurants around it. It is also a hassle whenever there are shows here, there are too many people hanging around. It's nice to see though they are making improvement on the facilities.

Visited September 2012
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San Pablo City, San Pablo, Philippines
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“Santacruzan 2013”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

A parade of beauties to honor the virgin mary. Joined by the winners of bb pilipinas 2013 candidates. A must see to celebrate life culture and festivities. Araneta coliseum is a great venue for concerts sports and events.

Visited May 2013
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