The Ninoy Aquino Stadium is one of two indoor sporting arenas located in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, Philippines, the other being the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
The arena is named after former Senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., commonly called as Ninoy Aquino.
The Ninoy Aquino Stadium was formerly an open air stadium before being converted into a covered indoor arena.
The arena hosted the volleyball tournament of the 1991 Southeast Asian Games and the table tennis competitions of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games.
It has also hosted mostly college basketball games such as the UAAP, NCAA, NCRAA and the NAASCU. Currently, it is also known for hosting taekwondo tournaments, the two editions of the BSCP National Pool Championships and as one of the alternate venues of PBA basketball games it also played Manila Metrostars in the Metropolitan Basketball Association.
The venue's capacity is around 5,000-6,000.
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