Smart Araneta Coliseum

The mecca of Philippine sports and entertainment located at the Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. The Smart Araneta Coliseum was opened in March 16,1960 with  capacity over 8,000 to 15,000 for concerts and 15,000 to 23,000 for Basketball. Nicknamed as "The Big Dome" because of its unique feature, it remains one of the largest clear span domes in the world with a dome diameter of 108 meters.

Elton John, Sting, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Kylie Minogue, Robin Gibb, Foo Fighters, Olivia Newton-John, Eric Clapton, Lionel Richie, The Jackson 5, Alicia Keys, Scorpions, James Blunt, Lifehouse, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Black Eyed Peas, Hall and Oates, Alanis Morissette, Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Cliff Richard, The Smashing Pumpkins, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne, Chicago, INXS, Super Junior, 2NE1, Tears For Fears, Maroon 5, Nine Inch Nails, Duran Duran, David Foster, Santana, Beastie Boys, The Zombies, Hootie and the Blowfish, Brian McKnight, Air Supply, Michael Bolton, Tiesto, The Killers, Foster The People, Jessie J, OneRepublic, Snow Patrol, The Script, Craig David, Ne-Yo, Incubus, John Legend, Pitbull, Creed, The Fray, Bruno Mars, The Cranberries, Demi Lovato, Slash, Jason Mraz, Boyz II Men, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Stone Temple Pilots, Ed Kowalczyk, Bush, Norah Jones, Ashanti, The Corrs, A1, Blue, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Mandy Moore, Kool & The Gang, Laura Branigan, Blood Sweat and Tears, Canned Heat, Nat King Cole, Fra Lippo Lippi, The Moffatts, M2M, Thalia, The Beach Boys, Akon, Village People, All Time Low, Lee Min Ho and many more

Regine Velasquez, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, APO Hiking Society, Martin Nievera, Sharon Cuneta, Aiai Delas Alas, Vina Morales, Pops Fernandez, Lani Misalucha, Kuh Ledesma, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Janno Gibbs, Randy Santiago, Charice Pempengco, Jolina Magdangal, Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Vice Ganda, Yeng Constantino, Bamboo, Jaya Ramsey, Rivermaya, Kitchie Nadal, Barbie Almalbis, Daniel Padilla, Rico Blanco, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, Kyla, Manilyn Reynes, Michael V, South Border, Side A, Christian Bautista, Billy Crawford, Sampaguita, Freddie Aguilar, Rey Valera, The Dawn, Juan Dela Cruz Band, Rico J. Puno, Ara Mina, MYMP, Basil Valdez, Alma Moreno, Roderick Paulate, Allan K and many more.

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Smart Araneta Coliseum Seat Plan(for end-stage concerts)

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MAP of the Smart Araneta Coliseum

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➡ BTIC: Better Than Ice Cream - Ice Cream, Shake
➡ Dairy Queen - Ice Cream
➡ De Original Jamaican Pattie Shop - Jamaican Patties
➡ NYFD Fries - French Fries
➡ Pizza Hut - Pizza
➡ Purefoods San Miguel Stall - Hotdog Sandwiches
➡ Snaxx (also serving beers) - Hamburgers, Popcorn, Hotdog Sandwiches, Soda
➡ Starbucks Coffee - Cappuccino, Sandwiches, Doughnut
➡ Taco Bell - Tacos, Nachos, Burritos 
➡ Wendys - French Fries, Hamburgers, Soda

Coliseum Circle: Restaurants beside the Smart Araneta Coliseum
(Green Gate)
➡ Starbucks Coffee
➡ Sachi
➡ Dairy Queen
➡ Va Pansiero
➡ Max's
(Yellow Gate)
➡ Mang Inasal
➡ Kangaroo Jack
➡ North Park
(Red Gate)
➡ Padis Point

For Patron, Lower Box & Upper Box A/B ticketholders, use: RED or GREEN gate:
Red Gate - Located behind the Farmers Plaza Mall.

Green Gate Located in front of Shopwise Mall.

For General Admission Ticket Holders, Use: Yellow Gate
Yellow GateLocated beside the Gateway Mall

Smart Araneta Coliseum Parking building located at the South gate of the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The parking building can accommodate 2,000+ vehicles.

Over 5,000 parking spaces available inside the Araneta Center

Valet Parking located in front of Coffee Bean and Tea Life entrance

From the north:
Option 1. MRT or Bus: From EDSA, ride a bus southbound to Baclaran or Ayala (make sure signboard says "Cubao Ibabaw") or take an MRT and go down at Cubao.

Option 2. From outside Metro Manila: Bus. If you are coming from the nearby northern provinces such as Bulacan or as far as Baguio or Laoag, the key destination in Metro Manila is Cubao, so there is no problem reaching this area. 

From the south:
Option 1.MRT or Bus:From EDSA, ride a bus northbound to Fairview or Monumento (make sure signboard says "Cubao Ibabaw") or take an MRT and go down at Cubao.

Option 2.From Alabang or Muntinlupa, ride a bus northbound to Fairview or Monumento (make sure signboard says "Cubao Ibabaw") go down at Cubao.

Option 3.From outside Metro Manila: Bus. If you are coming from the nearby southern provinces such as Laguna and Cavite or as far as the Visayas and Mindanao, the key destination in Metro Manila is Cubao, so there is no problem reaching this area.

From Manila (Recto, Quiapo, Sta. Mesa) and Katipunan/Rizal area:
Option 1. Jeep or Bus: One can ride a jeepney that is bound for Cubao; these jeepneys pass through Aurora Boulevard and would not fail to stop at Cubao to pick up passengers from the perpendicular EDSA.

Option 2. Bus:  There are also MALTC buses coming from Montalban, Rizal bound for Baclaran, that passes through Cubao.

Option 3. LRT2 (Purple Line): Take the Purple Line LRT2 trains and get off at Cubao Station.

Option 4. LRT1 (Yellow Line) + LRT2 (Purple Line): If the LRT1 line is near your area, ride the LRT1 going to Doroteo Jose and transfer to the Recto Station of LRT2 via the connecting footbridge.

Makati area:
Option 1. Bus: there are buses passing through Ayala Avenue coming from Leveriza/Buendia and Baclaran that are bound for Fairview or Monumento, make sure to ride one that has a signboard "Cubao Ibabaw".

Option 2. Jeep + MRT: You can take a jeepney ride going to any of the following stations: Magallanes, Ayala, Buendia, Guadalupe and then ride an MRT.

Option 3. Bus + MRT: Or you can take the bus bound for Cubao, get off at the Ayala, Buendia, Guadalupe MRT station and board the MRT train until Cubao.

For private vehicles: Cubao is just mostly concentrated along the northbound side of EDSA between P.Tuazon Avenue and Aurora Boulevard. The area is very traffic-heavy during normal days (as this is a very busy area compounded by provincial buses for commuters) and expect bumper-to-bumper heavy traffic during Christmas season on both sides. 

Read more: 

  • LRT Purple Line 2: Araneta Center-Cubao station
  • MRT Blue Line 3: Araneta Center-Cubao station
Bus Route:
  •  Bus A & C: Arayat(Southbound) || Cubao Farmers(Northbound)
Jeepney Route:
  • "Cubao, Gateway Mall" sign 
Taxi Cab:
  • Just mention "Araneta Coliseum"