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SM Mall of Asia Arena: An Architectural Eyecon

The SM Mall of Asia Arena, the latest and biggest venue to rise at the foremost entertainment and retail destination—the Mall of Asia Complex.  This Architectural “Eyecon” prides itself on having exceptional world-class amenities unique in the Southeast Asia region.

This landmark feature completes the integrated shopping and entertainment experience at the Mall Of Asia Complex.  Showcasing SM’s continuing commitment in providing   the Filipinos a venue for world class local and international landmark sports and entertainment events, a commitment to its vision of “Changing the Game, Elevating Entertainment.

The SM Mall of Asia Arena Houses Cutting-edge Facilities

With an impressive land area of over 64,000 square meters, the SM Mall of Asia Arena is a world-class facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology.  Its eye-shaped exterior represents what patrons will experience at every event at the venue, a “feast for the eye.”

The SM Mall of Asia Arena is a flexible venue that can adapt to all sorts of events.  Its massive all-glass facade can accommodate a seating capacity of 15,000, with a full-house capacity of 20,000. This five-level ultramodern events venue also boasts of FIBA and NBA Standard Facilities such as Robbins Floorings, Eight-sided Center-hung Scoreboards by Daktroniks, Retractable Spalding Basketball Goals, and LED Ribbon Boards.   FIVB approved GERFLOR volleyball flooring and, Gerflor Futsal and Badminton floorings.

The SM Mall of Asia Arena is digital broadcast ready with plug-and-play fiber optic cabling for camera points and OB Van set-up that can enable live streaming through the internet and SM Cinema theatres nationwide.

For its patrons’ maximum convenience, the SM Mall of Asia Arena is well equipped with elevators and escalators.  Also available is a comfortably designated smoking area inside the premises.  To add, the SM Mall of Asia Arena has been awarded as a PWD-friendly events venue that considers Special Access lanes and seating areas for PWDs located around the venue.

Vision and Mission

SM Mall of Asia Arena envisions to be the preferred and top of mind venue for entertainment and sports events in the Philippines, by offering a well-appointed facility, setting the stage for world-class local and international landmark events and defining the unique Arena experience for patrons.

History of Events

Owned and Operated by SM Prime Holdings Inc and SM Investments Corporation and managed by SM Lifestyle, Inc., the SM Mall of Asia Arena began construction in 2010.   The structure is strategically situated within the Mall of Asia Complex where it will be the convergence of vibrant work and entertainment style.  Its distinctive eye-shaped facade symbolizes the SM Mall of Asia Arena’s promise of delivering top-notch entertainment to its audience.

The year 2012 saw the birth of Asia’s premier entertainment destination when it hosted its first Word Class Event.  From there on, the SM Mall of Asia Arena has been the home of countless International Concerts, Global Sporting Events, and Historic Occasions.

The SM Mall of Asia Arena will always be the landmark of first-rate Filipino talent, and home to paramount local and international events.

It is truly an ICON of entertainment.

Dressing Room Dug Out

At par with global standards, the SM Mall of Asia Arena has a multitude of dug-outs and dressing rooms to accommodate international & local athletes, artists, and performers. These rooms are equipped with LED televisions, sports chairs and massage beds (dug-outs), hydraulic chairs and open closets (dressing rooms).  Each room also comes with its own private toilet and bath.

The venue provides a Green Room which can serve as a lounge and holding area for artists, athletes, talents and performers before and after the show. Also, a Promoter’s Lounge is available where promoters may hold office on the day of the event.

The venue has a Meet & Greet Room should there be a need for athletes’ or artists’ fan meets.  It can also double-up as a press conference room if needed. Also available are the Production Room and Mess Hall that technical staff and production crew can utilize as holding areas or workspace.

The SM Mall of Asia Arena not only offers feast-for-the-eye amusement but is also a destination for gourmet finds. Geared towards becoming a palate destination, the SM Mall of Asia Arena has a wide array of food choices.  A food court area appropriately named Food Alley serves appetizing cuisine from our partner tenants that serves patrons at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.