25 August
10 September, 2023

Manila - Araneta Coliseum

The City of Manila is the capital of the Philippines and its second-most populated city, with close to two million inhabitants. It is one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing cities in Southeast Asia. Located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay, on the island of Luzon, the city has a long and distinguished sports history.

Basketball is Manila and the Philippines' favorite sport. Most local villages have basketball courts with court markings drawn on the streets, with inter-village leagues held every summer, from April to May.

Araneta Coliseum 
  • Games at Araneta Coliseum

    Group Phase - 1st Round (Group A & B)

    • 25 August 2023: Group A, 2 games
    • 26 August 2023: Group B, 2 games
    • 27 August 2023: Group A, 2 games
    • 28 August 2023: Group B, 2 games
    • 29 August 2023: Group A, 2 games
    • 30 August 2023: Group B, 2 games

    Group Phase - 2nd Round (Group I)

    • 1 September 2023: Group I, 2 games
    • 3 September 2023: Group I, 2 games

    Classification 17-32 (Group M)

    • 31 August 2023: Group M, 2 games
    • 2 September 2023: Group M, 2 games


    Araneta Coliseum

    Capacity: 14'360 

    The Araneta Coliseum, known as The Big Dome, is an indoor multi-purpose sports arena that is part of the Araneta City in the area of Quezon City, Philippines. It is one of the largest indoor arenas in Asia, and it is also one of the largest clear-span domes in the world.

    It was built in 1960 and is a place of legends. The Coliseum was once renamed “Philippine Coliseum” for the benefit of international media who were covering the legendary Thrilla in Manila fight between iconic boxers Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier on October 1, 1975. Three years later in 1978, the Arena was the center of the basketball world, hosting the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    In the 2010s, a significant renovation and modernization of the Arena took place and nowadays, the Araneta Coliseum is mainly used for basketball, as well as other sports like boxing, local and international concerts and more.

  • Public transport

    • It is best to take the train (MRT and LRT2) and hop off at the Araneta City stations.


    Find information about parking near Araneta Coliseum here.

  • Tickets

    Click here for more information about ticketing options.

    Venue address

    Gen. Roxas Avenue, Araneta City, Quezon City 1109 

    Venue website



    When is FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023?

    The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place between August 25 and September 10, 2023.
    The draw takes place in Manila on April 29, 2023.