25 August, 2023
10 September

Manila - Philippine Arena


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

The Philippine Arena

    Games at Philippine Arena

    The two games of the Opening Round for the group of the Philippines will be played in the Philippines Arena. 


    Philippine Arena

    Capacity: 52'000 

    The Philippine Arena is the world's largest indoor arena with a maximum seating capacity of 55,000. It was inaugurated in July 2014 at Ciudad de Victoria, a 140-hectare tourism enterprise zone in Bocaue and Santa Maria, Bulacan, about 30 kilometers north of Manila. It was back then the largest mixed-use indoor theater in the world. The 36,715-m² fully air-conditioned venue is a one-sided, bowl-shaped Arena featuring a theatre-style stage at one end and operates as a multi-use sports, religious events, and concert venue. The FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2018 was played there and The Philippine Arena hosted Gilas Pilipinas' games in the sixth FIBA World Cup Qualifier window in February 2023.

  • Public transport

    Ticket holders of the August 25 opening day games at Philippine Arena can avail of the free shuttle service. The pick-up points are located at:

    MOA Arena
    One Ayala
    Market Market BGC
    Cloverleaf Ayala
    SM Clark
    SM Megamall
    SM North
    SM Pampanga
    SM Baliwag

  • General information

    The following items are prohibited at the event. Additional restrictions may apply.
    FIBA Venue Rules are applicable during the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Additionally please find here guidelines for fans around the venue.


    Click here for more information about ticketing options.

    Venue address

    Ciudad de Victoria, Santa Maria, Bulacan 

    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.