Tacloban City Convention Center

The Tacloban City Convention Center, also known as the Tacloban Astrodome or the Tacloban City Coliseum, is an indoor arena located in Tacloban, Philippines. It has a seating capacity of 4,500. The facility which had a soft opening in June 2006, was built at a cost of 200 million pesos.[1] It is used primarily for basketball, concerts, regional events and other conventions.[2] It is the second-largest indoor arena in the Eastern Visayas region, after the Ormoc Superdome in Ormoc.

Tacloban Super Arena
Tacloban Astrodome
Tacloban City Coliseum
LocationTacloban, Philippines
Coordinates11°13′17″N 125°0′18″E / 11.22139°N 125.00500°E / 11.22139; 125.00500Coordinates: 11°13′17″N 125°0′18″E / 11.22139°N 125.00500°E / 11.22139; 125.00500
OwnerCity Government of Tacloban
Capacity4,500
Construction
Broke ground2005
Opened2006
Construction cost₱200 million
Tenants
Philippine Basketball Association

UsageEdit

The arena is used for some out-of-town games of the Philippine Basketball Association.

The arena is also used for concerts, boxing, conventions, trade shows, graduation ceremonies and other special events, like the Ms. Tacloban pageant.

The arena was also used as a temporary evacuation center for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) when it struck the Philippines in 2013.[3]

The arena was then used as a vaccination center during the COVID-19 pandemic in Eastern Visayas.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tacloban City Convention Center (TCCC) Soft Opening held". SamarNews.com. June 26, 2006. Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tacloban City Convention Center". TaclobanHotels.com. Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tacloban City Convention Center: The Building That Withstood Super Typhoon Haiyan | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2021-12-22.
  4. ^ Gabieta, Joey (2021-10-21). "Tacloban City opens mega vaccination center". INQUIRER.net. Retrieved 2021-12-22.