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Ynares Center of Antipolo City

The Ynares Center is an indoor sporting arena located in Antipolo, Rizal. The arena was built at the cost of P350 million.

by Jhaypee Guia on June 26, 2012
Ynares Center of Antipolo City


The Ynares Center is an indoor sporting arena located in Antipolo, Rizal. The arena was built at the cost of P350 million. The coliseum was constructed in a 5-hectare lot located at the heart of Antipolo City. This is the current landmark in the province where PBA games and big concerts are held regularly. This is also the site of the 100th Foundation Anniversary Celebration of the province. It has hosted international events, such as the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. It was the home court of the Pasig-Rizal Pirates of the Metropolitan Basketball Association in 2000.

In June 2000, as part of the Jubilee Year celebration of the Catholic Church, the Diocese of Antipolo held a big mass at the center with the attendance of Jaime Sin, Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, and Archbishop Antonio Franco, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, who was then making a pastoral visit to the diocese. Another mass and congress were held at the center in 2005 to celebrate the National Eucharistic and Marian Year. Former President Corazon Aquino and Bishop Teodoro Bacani were the main speakers. In 2007, the Diocese of Antipolo held a well-attended concert of its priests in the center. On December 5, 2008, the center was again the venue of a special mass and programs celebrating the 25th anniversary of the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.

In late 2000, Manny Pacquiao won in 10 rounds against Nedal Hussein in an international title bout prior to his first match in the United States a few months later.

The stadium is named after the Ynares family of Rizal, whose members had served as governors since 1992.

Ynares Center

The Ynares Center is the best venue for basketball, boxing and other indoor sports events, concerts and crowd gatherings. It is managed by the Rizal Provincial Government. 

Previous events held: 

  • Concert of Regine Velasquez
  • Concert of the Cascades
  • PBA Games
  • Intenational KATA Competition 
  • Various national events and major concerts.


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How to get there

  • The province of Rizal is 110 kilometers south of Manila. It is accessible by land transportation from Metro Manila and the neighboring provinces of Southern Tagalog and Central Luzon.
  • Buses, various public utility vehicles, and the metro rail system with stations at Crossing/EDSA in Mandaluyong City, Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City and Farmer’s Market in Cubao, Quezon City ply the routes to Antipolo, Taytay, Cainta, Binangonan, Angono, Tanay, and other towns in Rizal.
  • In touring around the town or from one city to another city, jeepneys and tricycles are available as a mode of transportation.
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