"Travel is never a matter of money but of courage." - Paulo Coelho, Aleph


June 24, 2012

A Look Inside Mall of Asia Arena

Located on SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay, the new and recently opened indoor arena is a multi-purpose venue that can accommodate a seating capacity of 15,000.  It also has a full-house capacity of 20,000, which are 5,000 more than the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  It was designed for concerts and basketball games and can also be configured for boxing, theater, fashion and ice skating shows.

It was in the eyed-theme arena where the controversial Lady Gaga - Born This Way Ball Tour was recently held.  The public was not only awed by her show stopping performance, but by the venue, the new state-of-the-art SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena—according to Manila Bulletin.  Well, yours truly was not able to watch said concert. With the high-priced tickets, I don’t think so (haha!).  I just had a chance to look and experience the venue during our company’s event.

At the Coral Way, one of the main entry points.  Ticket is scanned and a sort of shield opens.

A long queue at snack bars.  There are snack bars on all levels.  I also noticed Krispy Kreme on the second level.

We had a complimentary snack (+ bottled water).

Btw, the arena has five levels.  The ticket indicates what section and row-seat are you.  Mine was at Lower Box (free seating).  Lower Box doors are on the second level.

Door numbers are noticeably indicated on the ceiling.  There are also Wi-Fi internet connections and smoking lounges.

These were the views from the Lower Box.

There are different sections inside the arena; from Corporate Suites, Patron VIP with meet-and-greet, Patron, Lower Box, Upper Box to General Admission.  Corporate suite is an exclusive and fully furnished room designed with its own lounge, mini bar, restroom, private gallery with cinema seats.

Hmmm..  Scoreboard feels like NBA  (anyone disagree?).

Here were some highlights of the event I have watched and attended.  My apologies for poor camera lenses.
Hosts for that event were Mr. Luis Manzano and Ms. Nikki Gil
A breathtaking performance from Ms. Ciara Sotto doing poll dancing
Song numbers from Mr. Xian Lim
And many more to mention.

There are more than 2,000 parking spaces on the south side of the mall. But you can conveniently park at the nearest MOA Arena Annex Bldg. in front of MOA Arena Coral Way Entrance with 1,400 more parking spaces (P45/flat rate) or at the open parking area located in front of SMX Convention Center (P30/flat rate).

Another tourist destination for entertainment and sporting events, certainly world class.  Till next time!  Smile


  1. Wow! I truly love to go shopping mall that’s why I am very glad to discover your blog. Many of us we love shopping even without anybody to buy and it is sometimes we go mall just to meet friends or just for a family bonding and eating. Many people really like to go in this Mall of Asia (MOA) and me too also.

  2. hello po. ask ko lang po, and sana po mareplyan niyo po ako (chos. haha). tanong ko lang po kung yung lower box B 219, maganda pa din ang view from the stage? di na po ba yun malayo?