The Araneta Coliseum located in Quezon City was the place where the famous “Thrilla in Manila” happened between Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier.

Many events year round take place in this arena. Disney on Ice, concerts and sporting events are held here.

The Araneta Coliseum is one of the pioneer multi-purpose venues in the world. It opened as the world’s biggest indoor venue in 1960 and has established its legacy as the premiere show palace of the Philippines.

Araneta Coliseum started as a vision of J. Amado Araneta. The industrialist traveled far and wide and saw what his countrymen were missing. He wanted something extraordinary, something spectacular but within the reach of ordinary Pilipinos.

Recently the Araneta Coliseum embarked on a 250-million peso renovation that began in July of 1999. Such a huge capital investment is a testimony to management’s commitment to bringing in world-class events and performers to a world-class facility. The renovation encompasses a complete back-of-the-house overhaul with the construction of a plush locker, dressing, production and press rooms. All the seats for the premier sections in the patron and lower box areas have been replaced. A new aluminum grid/catwalk has been installed ready to accommodate the most technically demanding event set-ups in addition to housing a four-sided center hung scoreboard, the only one of its kind in the Philippines. Many more significant alterations and additions will be made throughout the interior and exterior of the Araneta Coliseum to position it as the country’s only destination for total entertainment and related activities. It is the only truly multi-purpose public assembly facility, allowing it to have 7 different configured shows in seven consecutive days.