SM Seaside Arena
AddressSouth Coast City, South Road Properties
Cebu City
LocationCebu City, Philippines
Coordinates10°17′02″N 123°52′58″E / 10.2840°N 123.8827°E / 10.2840; 123.8827
OwnerSM Prime Holdings
OperatorSM Prime Holdings
TypeIndoor arena
Capacity16,000 (projected)
Broke ground2021
Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc.

SM Seaside Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena that as of 2023 is under construction in South Road Properties, Cebu City, Philippines. The arena, located adjacent to the SM Seaside City complex, is estimated to have a 16,000-seating capacity and, once completed, will be the largest indoor arena in Cebu.[1]

First proposed in 2013, the arena is planned to be a venue for local and international concerts, sports events, international conventions, and as the venue of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) and some select Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) games. The arena was also one of the proposed venues for the failed Philippine bid for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[2][3][4]

In January 2017, reports emerged that developer SM Prime Holdings had canceled its plans to build the arena.[5][6] However, plans for the arena resumed in late 2019, with the arena, instead of being within the SM Seaside complex, now placed within South Coast City, an adjacent mixed-use development co-owned by SM Prime with Ayala Land.[7][8]


  1. ^ Badua, Snow (October 22, 2013). "Slightly smaller version of MOA Arena set to rise in Cebu, says official". Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  2. ^ Mancelita, Ram (October 18, 2019). "Soon to rise: Seaside Arena in SRP, Cebu City". Retrieved November 14, 2022.
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  4. ^ Henson, Joaquin M. "Expansion for PBA?". Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Nalzaro, Bobby (January 23, 2017). "Nalzaro: SM to cancel multi-billion projects". Sun.Star Cebu. Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  6. ^ Limpag, Mike T. (January 25, 2017). "Limpag: Fans dream of arena foiled by politics". Sun.Star. Sun.Star. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Lorenciana, Carlo (December 9, 2019). "26-hectare ALI-SM project at SRP to start construction in Q1 2020". SunStar. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  8. ^ Sino Cruz, Irene R. (November 12, 2019). "SM-Ayala consortium bares details of multi-billion SRP development". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved November 21, 2020.

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