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batangueño
05-16-2008, 05:50 PM
Pasay City Astrodome Eyed as Venue for 84th NCAA B
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Pasay City seems to be the next place where NCAA fans will see action on the 84th season basketball tourney. The 'Pasay' City ASTRODOME (formerly Cuneta Astodome) was host to previous basketball games of the league in the past. In an ocular visit held last May 2, 2008, Mr. Jay Ferrer assured NCAA Chairman Ding Lozano of the availability of the venue for this season with the upgrading of some areas of the first level.

New house rules for the use of the venue were also shared with the NCAA for dissemination to its member schools. The Juniors Division will see action in the morning of Wednesdays and Fridays while the afternoon televised games will be made on the usual 2-6 p.m. slot on Studio 23 of the ABS-CBN network of the same days.


Last Modified on 03/05/2008 09:10

Rafiboy_05
05-16-2008, 06:23 PM
ang daming snatcher dun (loob at labas) sana NAS na lang para mas malapit.

nastrans
05-16-2008, 06:28 PM
OK naman strategic-wise pero ika nga ni Rafiboy may history na din ng nakawan diyan at namiyemiesta dyan ang mga scalper, kahit palakasin pa ang security diyan parang di mo pa rin ramdam na safe ka.

batangueño
05-16-2008, 09:42 PM
Wala tayong magagawa tungkol sa reputasyon ng Cuneta Astrodome. Alam naman natin na walang batas sa Pasay eh. ;D

I am wondering though as to why Mapua even considered Cuneta for a venue when its initial choice of Ninoy Aquino Stadium was far better than the Pasay venue. ::)

Get_Blazed
05-16-2008, 11:18 PM
Wala tayong magagawa tungkol sa reputasyon ng Cuneta Astrodome. Alam naman natin na walang batas sa Pasay eh. ;D

I am wondering though as to why Mapua even considered Cuneta for a venue when its initial choice of Ninoy Aquino Stadium was far better than the Pasay venue. ::)


Although malapit-lapit lang siya sa Benilde, hearing these things make me feel uneasy. Maganda sa Arena, pero malayong talga. Sa Rizal, lifesized oven. Sa Cuneta, hindi safe. Aba, balik NAS nalang kasi tayo! ;) Buti pa nung kami host, NAS lahat ng elim games. Kahit di kagandahan sa Ninoy, alteast safe, at malapit na malapit samin(walk or pedicab). ;D

Rafiboy_05
05-16-2008, 11:30 PM
Wala tayong magagawa tungkol sa reputasyon ng Cuneta Astrodome. Alam naman natin na walang batas sa Pasay eh. ;D

I am wondering though as to why Mapua even considered Cuneta for a venue when its initial choice of Ninoy Aquino Stadium was far better than the Pasay venue. ::)


Although malapit-lapit lang siya sa Benilde, hearing these things make me feel uneasy. Maganda sa Arena, pero malayong talga. Sa Rizal, lifesized oven. Sa Cuneta, hindi safe. Aba, balik NAS nalang kasi tayo! ;) Buti pa nung kami host, NAS lahat ng elim games. Kahit di kagandahan sa Ninoy, alteast safe, at malapit na malapit samin(walk or pedicab). ;D


Off Topic:
lahat ba NAS? I think may 1 playing date yun na nag RMC. 2nd round ellim round between Letran & Baste, nakalimutan ko yung isa pang game,


On The Topic:
-ang Arena maganda sana, malakas ang Aircon kasomasyadong malayo, parang sa isang school lang pabor yung venue na yun eh :D
-ang RMC sobrang init. sobrang bulok, daming sirang upuan.
-ang Cuneta, bigger venue sana kaso daming snatcher (loob at labas), parang hindi safe then wala pang parking.
-ang NAS pwede na kesa naman RMC na walang Aircon, malapit sa majority ng mga member schools ng NCAA. downside lang ay medyo bulok na rin, may mga sirang upuan then madumi pa.

kaya mag NAS na lang tayo ;D

nastrans
05-16-2008, 11:50 PM
At nananakawan yung mga locker room sa NAS.

Pasakit sa Arena para sa Perpetual, super layo nun. Meron pa ata dati last season nung bumabagyo nadelay yung game dahil sa buong kamaynilaan ay matrapik.

Get_Blazed
05-16-2008, 11:55 PM
Off Topic:
lahat ba NAS? I think may 1 playing date yun na nag RMC. 2nd round ellim round between Letran & Baste, nakalimutan ko yung isa pang game,


On The Topic:
-ang Arena maganda sana, malakas ang Aircon kasomasyadong malayo, parang sa isang school lang pabor yung venue na yun eh :D
-ang RMC sobrang init. sobrang bulok, daming sirang upuan.
-ang Cuneta, bigger venue sana kaso daming snatcher (loob at labas), parang hindi safe then wala pang parking.
-ang NAS pwede na kesa naman RMC na walang Aircon, malapit sa majority ng mga member schools ng NCAA. downside lang ay medyo bulok na rin, may mga sirang upuan then madumi pa.

kaya mag NAS na lang tayo ;D


Sa alam ko NAS lahat eh, ewan I might be wrong though.

Hehe pag Arena, palibhasa host yung tiga Shaw. Maganda sana kung hindi lang malayo. NAS nalang sana. Ang problema, wala naman tlga tayong say. ;D

Get_Blazed
05-16-2008, 11:58 PM
At nananakawan yung mga locker room sa NAS.

Pasakit sa Arena para sa Perpetual, super layo nun. Meron pa ata dati last season nung bumabagyo nadelay yung game dahil sa buong kamaynilaan ay matrapik.


Totoo, may nakawan?? :o

Alam ko game namin yun, 1 hour late pati ang Blazers nun. 3 pm na nagstart yung game. ;D

batangueño
05-17-2008, 03:06 AM
Kabayang Get_Blazed, totoong nagkaroon ng incidents ng nanakawan sa mga locker room sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Last season, the De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers fell prey to robbers at the NAS TWICE. :o

nastrans
05-17-2008, 09:53 AM
Actually La Salle ang nanakawan nung una, during the semis of the Nike Summer League last season against UE. Kaya nung second half, kapansin pansin na dala dala ng mga Archers yung mga bag nila prompting Sev Sarmienta to say na parang mga turista sila.

The_Big_Cat
05-17-2008, 11:20 AM
Cuneta Astrodome is a nice venue but the vicinity around it is somewhat questionable in terms of safety & security to the patrons watching NCAA.

Ang isa pang problema is the traffic from 5pm onwards. Heavy at buhol-buhol ang traffic diyan especially on weekdays.
Kaya nga umalis ang PBA diyan noong towards the late 90s is because of the traffic.

james_ty
05-17-2008, 12:17 PM
The PBA still plays games at Cuneta, but only as an emergency venue kung hindi available ang Araneta.

On May 25, Purefoods will clash with Sta. Lucia at Cuneta because Araneta will be fixed up for a Gospel concert after the World Slasher Cup cockfighting derby.

nastrans
05-17-2008, 01:06 PM
OK sana ang Cuneta, maganda ang lighting, walang obstructed view, mataas ang view sa bleachers, yun nga lang ang mood talaga parang bumaba na ang standards at madaming taong umaaligid na questionable at parang pwede ka pang pagnakawakan.

Kaya kung may bag ka o wallet ilagay sa harapan habang nanonood o naglalakad sa venue.

The_Big_Cat
05-17-2008, 01:53 PM
Why don't they just propose a home and away games format in the NCAA similar to the US NCAA?

Total, baka seven teams na naman again this season. For the students, alumni and supporters mas madali for them to watch the games. Sa campus na lang.

Medyo respectabe din naman ang mga gyms ng mga participating schools. Why don't the NCAA try it just for one season.

nastrans
05-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Not a total home-and-away, maybe they could try that for once a week or better all of the two games during the week.

But the problem is not all venues of the respective teams aren't that good in terms of quality plus the logistics are a concern as well with television, personnel, etc.

The_Big_Cat
05-17-2008, 08:26 PM
Not a total home-and-away, maybe they could try that for once a week or better all of the two games during the week.

But the problem is not all venues of the respective teams aren't that good in terms of quality plus the logistics are a concern as well with television, personnel, etc.

Yes it will be a concern.
I hope when they do select this year's venue it will be more convenient to all parties concerned.

Get_Blazed
05-17-2008, 09:25 PM
Kabayang Get_Blazed, totoong nagkaroon ng incidents ng nanakawan sa mga locker room sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Last season, the De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers fell prey to robbers at the NAS TWICE. :o


Ah really? Sa NAS pala naglalaro ang UAAP last season?? I see, I see. Siguro the best thing to do for both of these stadium's handlers, it to beef up the security para hindi nakakasira for them. :-\

nastrans
05-17-2008, 11:21 PM
The finals of the UAAP juniors and womens were played at NAS, but the whole duration of the tournament was played either at Ateneo, FEU, or UST. Ginanap lang sa NAS yan to accomodate television and the entry of many fans of their respective schools.

Rafiboy_05
05-17-2008, 11:21 PM
Kabayang Get_Blazed, totoong nagkaroon ng incidents ng nanakawan sa mga locker room sa Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Last season, the De La Salle Zobel Junior Archers fell prey to robbers at the NAS TWICE. :o


Ah really? Sa NAS pala naglalaro ang UAAP last season?? I see, I see. Siguro the best thing to do for both of these stadium's handlers, it to beef up the security para hindi nakakasira for them. :-\


naglaro sila sa NAS pero selected games lang yata. yung iba Cuneta at Araneta na yung venues nila. di na yata sila nag Ultra last season

batangueño
05-18-2008, 01:59 AM
The Araneta Coliseum, the Cuneta Astrodome and the Ninoy Aquino Stadium were the venues used during UAAP Season 70. The women's and juniors' basketball finals were held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium for the reasons stated by nastrans in his previous post.

This coming UAAP season (Season 71), the tentative venues are the Araneta Coliseum, The Arena in San Juan and, upon the "request" of Manila-based UAAP member universities, the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Critics of the idea of having the NAS as a venue cited the robbery incidents of the past season apart from the poor maintenance of the venue itself as reasons for their opposition of having NAS as a venue.

batangueño
05-18-2008, 02:15 AM
OK sana ang Cuneta, maganda ang lighting, walang obstructed view, mataas ang view sa bleachers, yun nga lang ang mood talaga parang bumaba na ang standards at madaming taong umaaligid na questionable at parang pwede ka pang pagnakawakan.

Kaya kung may bag ka o wallet ilagay sa harapan habang nanonood o naglalakad sa venue.

The Cuneta Astrodome has deteriorated over the years. I watched some UAAP Season 70 games which were held at the Astrodome and, goodness, the restrooms at the venue looked like they had never seen a janitor in years. Even the cleanliness of the venue was suspect.

However, it was the security situation at the Cuneta Astrodome which made it an infamous venue for almost every event, sporting or non-sporting. Robbers seem to have easy access inside the venue to prey on paid spectators. Parked vehicles in the area can fall prey to carnappers. Scalpers feast on fans who are desperately wanting to watch the games being played in the Astrodome. Worse, the Pasay City Police Force and the security personnel of the Cuneta Astrodome seem to be too lax or just too incompetent in securing the safety of everyone inside and within the vicinity of the venue.

Get_Blazed
05-18-2008, 11:36 AM
OK sana ang Cuneta, maganda ang lighting, walang obstructed view, mataas ang view sa bleachers, yun nga lang ang mood talaga parang bumaba na ang standards at madaming taong umaaligid na questionable at parang pwede ka pang pagnakawakan.

Kaya kung may bag ka o wallet ilagay sa harapan habang nanonood o naglalakad sa venue.

The Cuneta Astrodome has deteriorated over the years. I watched some UAAP Season 70 games which were held at the Astrodome and, goodness, the restrooms at the venue looked like they had never seen a janitor in years. Even the cleanliness of the venue was suspect.

However, it was the security situation at the Cuneta Astrodome which made it an infamous venue for almost every event, sporting or non-sporting. Robbers seem to have easy access inside the venue to prey on paid spectators. Parked vehicles in the area can fall prey to carnappers. Scalpers feast on fans who are desperately wanting to watch the games being played in the Astrodome. Worse, the Pasay City Police Force and the security personnel of the Cuneta Astrodome seem to be too lax or just too incompetent in securing the safety of everyone inside and within the vicinity of the venue.


Actually sa lahat ng pinaglalaruan ng NCAA past and present(NAS, RMC, Arena, The Dome) madudumi naman mga CR eh. sa Arena lang hindi at sa Araneta. Syempre bago ang Arena, sa Araneta naman medyo may kadumihan parin, pero acceptable naman.

Sana parin sa NAS nalang. Mas convenient at 'safe'.

nastrans
05-18-2008, 04:43 PM
Naku, subukan nyo yung CR sa Gen Ad ng Araneta, its a dump akala mo nasa CR ka sa isang bus terminal. :D

As for the security force sa Cuneta, ewan ko lang pero may hunch lang ako na wala silang gagawin dahil either may kaibigan silang scalper or bayaran ang iba sa kanila pero tingin ko lang iyun.

Regular Grey
05-19-2008, 12:34 AM
Maganda pa rin ang Makati Coliseum? Baka pwede doon.

AnthonyServinio
05-19-2008, 03:43 AM
The Cuneta Astrodome has deteriorated over the years. I watched some UAAP Season 70 games which were held at the Astrodome and, goodness, the restrooms at the venue looked like they had never seen a janitor in years. Even the cleanliness of the venue was suspect.

However, it was the security situation at the Cuneta Astrodome which made it an infamous venue for almost every event, sporting or non-sporting. Robbers seem to have easy access inside the venue to prey on paid spectators. Parked vehicles in the area can fall prey to carnappers. Scalpers feast on fans who are desperately wanting to watch the games being played in the Astrodome. Worse, the Pasay City Police Force and the security personnel of the Cuneta Astrodome seem to be too lax or just too incompetent in securing the safety of everyone inside and within the vicinity of the venue.

* * *IT'S a good thing they removed those eateries/beer joints that used to be located on the side along Derham Street (the area that is now a parking strip).* That's where Philippine basketball legend Tembong Melencio got killed in an altercation with some drunks circa 1994.

AnthonyServinio
05-19-2008, 03:46 AM
Maganda pa rin* ang Makati Coliseum? Baka pwede doon.


IF the NCAA will have cockfighting as part of the sporting calendar, then the Makati Coliseum will be a perfect venue for that. Ever since the Makati City government sold the Makati Coliseum to a private entity, the new owners have transformed the said venue into a cockpit.

Regular Grey
05-20-2008, 12:08 PM
A ganun ba. Sana nga magkaroon ng evnt na ganun, he he he. Daming Sabungero dito. he he he

bluescion
05-27-2008, 10:15 AM
I think the best to hold NCAA this season is at THE ARENA.....middle of the the metropolis...and good air-conditioning..

Regular Grey
05-27-2008, 03:21 PM
Tsaka maayos ang Upuan.

Get_Blazed
05-27-2008, 03:24 PM
I think the best to hold NCAA this season is at THE ARENA.....middle of the the metropolis...and good air-conditioning..


No way, isang school lang ang nagbebenefit dyan eh, besides, middle nga ng metropolis, di naman accesible. sus.

Rafiboy_05
05-27-2008, 04:21 PM
I think the best to hold NCAA this season is at THE ARENA.....middle of the the metropolis...and good air-conditioning..


maganda yung place. yun lang ang edge niya sa ibag venue. 1 school lang naman ang malapit sa kanya. majority ng member schools nasa manila lang kaya pwede na ang NAS :)

stonecold316
05-27-2008, 05:07 PM
ang daming snatcher dun (loob at labas) sana NAS na lang para mas malapit.


Mas lalong hindi safe sa NAS. Loob nga ng locker nakakapasok ang mga magnanakaw eh.

stonecold316

Get_Blazed
05-28-2008, 09:19 PM
ang daming snatcher dun (loob at labas) sana NAS na lang para mas malapit.


Mas lalong hindi safe sa NAS. Loob nga ng locker nakakapasok ang mga magnanakaw eh.

stonecold316


Maybe that was one incident. Am still not for Arena nor Cuneta. ::)

wilhelm
06-08-2008, 04:38 PM
okay saakin ang cuneta, but I prefer Arena parin.

gider
06-09-2008, 10:15 PM
Arena is best for me, of all the venues (except araneta) it has the best ac/ cr, parking, and manageable traffic to and from the venue

mighty_lion
06-09-2008, 10:40 PM
Arena din ako. Kahit malayo at mahal ang bacondog pinaka ok ang venue, parking and airconditioning. Saka kahit saan ka nakaupo maganda yong view sa court. Sa RMC, NAS and Cuneta maraming upuan na hindi mo makikita lahat.

aircanda
06-10-2008, 12:07 AM
i dont know if napost na to here.. pero I was in Cuneta last friday watching PBA games.. ang macocomment ko lang sa Cuneta.. killer yung CR nila.. literally.. kakapit sa damit yung panghi.. now just imagine how horrible is that smell..!

JonarSabilano
06-10-2008, 11:29 AM
I hate Cuneta Astrodome. Mahirap ang public transpo from the Cubao area, walang safe parking for those with cars, and there's a perennial problem with scalpers. Kutob ko nga, may cut ang Cuneta admin sa scalper sales. The area itself is very seedy. Medyo malayo ang MOA, pero no choice kasi wala nang ibang puwedeng tambayan before/after the games.

The seats are too small and the aisles too narrow. Pakiramdam ko, parang ang daling mahulog. Malayo pa ang passageway ng mga tao.

And yes, napakapanghi ng CR. This might be a stretch, but I believe the CRs at NAS are better. At least sa NAS, hindi masikip.

Mas OK talaga sa Arena. I'm just thankful na sa PhilSports ang ibang laro ng UAAP this year. IMHO, it's the third-best option, behind Araneta and Arena.

james_ty
06-10-2008, 02:08 PM
Tuloy ang NCAA sa Cuneta, according to Mapua's Ding Lozano at the PSA Forum this morning.

Rafiboy_05
06-10-2008, 10:10 PM
so cuneta na pala. yung schedules ng game kelan nila ilalabas?

Get_Blazed
06-11-2008, 09:08 PM
Tuloy ang NCAA sa Cuneta, according to Mapua's Ding Lozano at the PSA Forum this morning.


All games?? :o

james_ty
06-13-2008, 02:36 PM
Tuloy ang NCAA sa Cuneta, according to Mapua's Ding Lozano at the PSA Forum this morning.



All games?? :o


All games in the elimination round will be at Cuneta. Opening, Final Four and Finals, Araneta, like in the past two years.

batangueño
06-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Fiesta na naman ang mga mandurugas sa Pasay. Maraming mga estudyante na pwedeng biktimahin ng mga scalpers at pati na din ng mga magnanakaw. :o

nastrans
06-13-2008, 09:41 PM
Buti na lang at ang Final Four ay sa Araneta...sa totoo lang sayang din ang Cuneta, maganda naman ang pagkagawa niya dahil kahit saan ka umupo maganda ang vantage point mo. Yun nga lang, hindi namaintain ng siyudad yang gym nila at parang sa maling lugar nila tinayo dahil sa surrounding area pa lang.

Kaya siguro kung may bag ang mga estudyante, ingatan maigi, wag ilagay wallet at celphone sa bulsa. At tulad sa ULTRA, maghanda na para sa "Ticket, Lower Box, Ticket Ringside Ticket Ringside" at mga 2,356,034 na tao silang paikot ikot habang yung mga pulis at sekyu ay nakatenga lang na parang walang scalper.

Rafiboy_05
06-13-2008, 09:58 PM
Tuloy ang NCAA sa Cuneta, according to Mapua's Ding Lozano at the PSA Forum this morning.



All games?? :o


All games in the elimination round will be at Cuneta. Opening, Final Four and Finals, Araneta, like in the past two years.
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all elimination games? bakit sabi sa amin nung friend namin ng drummer ng Mapua may games din na gagawin sa NAS?

nicksy
06-13-2008, 10:26 PM
sana magkaroon ng mas maraming police visibility dun pati na rin security sa loob ng venue, Suggestion ko lang sana mgsend ng Letter and NCAA ManCom sa Mayor's Office or sa PNP for Additional Security sa vicinity ng Cuneta.

batangueño
06-13-2008, 10:42 PM
I agree with what Kabayang nastrans said about the Cuneta Astrodome. I was able to watch some UAAP games in Cuneta last year and it was sad to say that the facility was poorly maintained by the Pasay City Government. Add to that the terrible peace and order problem in the Libertad area where the Cuneta Astrodome is located.

I am just curious. Has the NCAA ever played at the ULTRA? It seems like the only "good choice" for NCAA basketball games is the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Coliseum).

Rafiboy_05
06-14-2008, 01:57 AM
I am just curious. Has the NCAA ever played at the ULTRA? It seems like the only "good choice" for NCAA basketball games is the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Coliseum).


nag-laro yata ang NCAA sa ULTRA pero dati lang, may time kasi na kinuwento yung prof namin about sa Finals between Letran & JRU sa juniors.

nastrans
06-14-2008, 07:16 AM
1999 season iyun, Game 2 of the Letran-JRU championship was abruptly ended with two minutes left after a brawl that escalated between the fans too. May incident din na nangyari during the first half and the second one ended the championship in a weird way.

danny
06-14-2008, 07:30 AM
ULTRA?

The 1991 San Beda-Mapua Finals was held at ULTRA. San Beda lost in Game 3. So did Bedan Monching Mitra. ;D

The_Big_Cat
06-14-2008, 09:01 AM
ULTRA?

The 1991 San Beda-Mapua Finals was held at ULTRA. San Beda lost in Game 3. So did Bedan Monching Mitra. ;D

I was there. I think si Raul Roco yung present during game 3. Patrimonio and Paras was also there.

batangueño
06-14-2008, 04:09 PM
Do you guys still think that the NCAA will tap the ULTRA as a venue? Pare-pareho lang naman sakripisyo yung pagpunta dun for NCAA members, even for Mandaluyong (Kalentong)-based JRU, di ba? ???

lekiboy
06-15-2008, 12:49 PM
Do you guys still think that the NCAA will tap the ULTRA as a venue? Pare-pareho lang naman sakripisyo yung pagpunta dun for NCAA members, even for Mandaluyong (Kalentong)-based JRU, di ba? ???


sa iyo - isang jeep lang yan...:):):)

batangueño
06-15-2008, 04:41 PM
Kabayang lekiboy, mahirap pa din puntahan ang ULTRA. Halos wala namang PUV na dumadaan diyan sa area ng ULTRA/Philsports eh. Hassle talaga yung paglalakad nang malayo papuntang Shaw Boulevard.

danny
06-16-2008, 03:17 PM
ULTRA?

The 1991 San Beda-Mapua Finals was held at ULTRA. San Beda lost in Game 3. So did Bedan Monching Mitra. ;D

I was there. I think si Raul Roco yung present during game 3. Patrimonio and Paras was also there.


Monching Mitra joined the halftime cheering. Just don't know if that was game 3 or 2. Si Ninoy wala. In spirit na lang daw. ;D