19 Jul 2011
So, for those of you having problems on how to get to Philsports Arena, here's the detailed 'commute' directions from MRT to the sports complex. This route is designed for people travelling by train but you can also refer to this if you travel by bus in EDSA.
The nearest MRT-3 Station to Philsport Arena, commute-wise, is Shaw Boulevard Station in EDSA-Crossing. From the train station, the jeepney to ride are those with any of these signs: "Antipolo", "Binangonan", and "Tanay". These public jeeps pass through the exact location of Philsports Complex and Philsports Arena which is in Meralco Avenue corner Captain Javier Street.
You must exit MRT Shaw Station at North Exit. If you don't know North Exit, it's the north bound lane of EDSA, where all buses are bound for Baclaran, Alabang or Sucat. South Exit is the side of MRT that goes to the lane of EDSA where buses are bound for Monumento, Cubao and Novaliches.
From Starmall, just walk across Shaw using the pedestrian lanes at the corner of EDSA, then go right on Shaw to get to the terminal.
From Parklea Terminal, the jeepney will cross EDSA and go straight on Shaw Boulevard. Meralco Avenue is a main road to the left of Shaw Boulevard approximately 1 kilometer from EDSA. It is perpendicular to the left of Shaw. But there's no left turn to Meralco Avenue from Shaw so the jeepney will drive past Meralco Avenue and then make a U-Turn at the oval rotunda approximately 150 meters from Meralco Avenue to take the opposite lane of Shaw Boulevard and then it will turn right onto Meralco Avenue.
Approximately 490 meters from Shaw is the first intersection on Meralco Avenue with traffic lights. This road is Captain Javier Street. Get off the jeepney right at the corner of Meralco Avenue and Captain Javier Street. DepEd is situated along Meralco Avenue approximately 50 meters from the corner of Captain Javier Street.
From the corner of Meralco Avenue and Captain Javier, walk approximately 300 meters along covered sidewalk until you get to the gate of Philsports Arena located at the next corner to the left of Captain Javier which is Saint Martin.
To get back to Shaw Boulevard Station of MRT, ride a jeep with "EDSA Crossing Parklea" sign at the opposite lane of Meralco Avenue. Note: There is another terminal of the same jeepneys located far from MRT Shaw Station. Make sure to ride the jeepney with "Parklea" word on its sign so that you don't get to different terminal.
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Location Map of PhilSports Arena
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