‘Iglesia ni Cristo’ building massive arena

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The politically influential Iglesia ni Cristo said on Thursday it had started building one of the world’s biggest indoor arenas with a seating capacity of 50,000.

The 74,000-square-meter megastructure called the Philippine Arena is part of Iglesia ni Cristo’s Ciudad de Victoria, a sprawling complex being built just outside the capital Manila.

“It is going to be twice the size of the biggest indoor arena in the United States,” the church said in a story broadcast on its own television station and filmed during the project’s groundbreaking ceremony last month.

In comparison, it said, the Madison Square Garden in New York could only sit 20,000 people, while the Staples Center in Los Angeles has a capacity of 21,000.

Designed by Kansas City-based architecture firm Populous, construction is being carried out by South Korea’s Hanwha Engineering and Construction Corp. and is expected to be completed by 2014 to mark the church’s centenary.

The church said it planned to use the arena for religious gatherings.

The complex around it will include a university, a convention center, a medical facility, housing units and a chapel.

The arena itself will cost $175 dlmillion, although the bill for the entire project was not revealed.

Founded in 1914 by Filipino Felix Manalo, who left the Catholic church over differences in beliefs, the sect has grown to become one of Asia’s biggest indigenous Christian organizations.

It does not disclose the exact number of its membership, but it claims to have millions of followers.

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  • laura soliman

    wahahahaha narrow minded

  • laura soliman

    Acts 17:24  Ang Dios na gumawa ng sanglibutan at ng lahat ng mga bagay na naririto, siya, palibhasa’y Panginoon ng langit at ng lupa, ay hindi tumatahan sa mga templong ginawa ng mga kamay;

    O nabasa mo ba hindi raw tumatahan ang Dios sa mga templong ginawa ng kamay….. kaya kahit anong ganda pa niyan hindi tatahan ang Dios dyan si Satanas pwede… kaya malaya ang pagpatay sa loob ng kapilya dahil may guidance ni Satanas wahahahaha

    • Anonymous

      ….hindi nagyayabang, inggit lang kayo, ingat at baka mamatay ka sa inggit, bakit nga naman hindi kayo maiinggit syempre walang nangyari sa mga milyon-milyon nyong abuloy,at least sa INC alam ng mga miyembro kung saan nagagamit,ang iba walang makita kung saan napupunta, basta ang alam madami silang utang, kaya gamit na lang ng talata ng bibliya para pagtakpan ang kapalpakan  …. kung ayaw nyo magsuri, habang buhay kayong mainggit, kawawa naman kayo. yes, I’m proud to be an INC kaya hindi ako nagkukunwari na avid listener lang, at di rin ako nalilito sa HE or SHE.
      malaya ang pagpatay sa kapilya? bakit di ireport sa police o kahit saan mo gusto, para mapuntahan na at maipasara? 
      duwag lang ang nagtatago, kaya labas na at magpakalalake (HE or SHE/HER?-from your previous post)

  • Sword Fire

    Hi laura ex manalo ako, alam mo totoo lahat ng sinabi mo, agree ako dyan… buti nalang wala na ako sa INC. nakakatawa si sowi pinagyayabang niya ang pinapatayong kapilya ng INC tapos si alahoy makitid ang utak hahahahaha

    • Anonymous

      thank you for your obvious interest on our latest project.
      thank you for joining this forum  “Iglesia ni Cristo building massive arena”please post more to keep this forum about our Philippine Arena more active.

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