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Big Dome still main PBA venue, but MOA Arena an alternative option

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The PBA will still hold most of its games at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum, but the league is considering the new state of the art SM Mall of Asia Arena as an alternative venue for when the Big Dome isn’t available.

According to PBA commissioner Chito Salud, the league still has a four-year commitment with SMART-Araneta Coliseum for hosting the games. When the Cubao venue isn’t available, however, the PBA is often forced to play in smaller arenas, such as Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City and Ynares Center in Antipolo.

Officials from the MOA Arena, which will host the upcoming season of the UAAP, have already sounded off their interest in staging PBA games.

“I just gave them a simple condition that if they can match the gate receipts of Cuneta Astrodome, then we can hold the PBA games at MOA,” said Salud.

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