Metro Manila · Circuit Makati
The former Sta. Ana Race Track – also known as Hippodromo or PRC (Philippine Racing Club) – is becoming the 21 hectare 'Circuit Makati'. The vast oval area where Makati's citizens once gathered to watch horse races is already a popular venue for plays, sport events, and international concerts for up to 20,000 guests.
According to the developers, the Circuit will have a world-class indoor theater with 1,500 seats, multi-purpose entertainment spaces, and open grounds integrated with commercial, hotel and residential blocks. The 'open grounds' is probably what leaves many Megacitizens most excited about it, as this is a sorely missed rarity in the concrete canyons of Makati.
Circuit Makati is the next big project of Ayala Corporation, which is also responsible for a number of Makati's gated communities (such as Forbes Park and Dasmariñas Village) and high-end malls (Greenbelt, Glorietta, Landmark).
The construction of residential buildings started in early 2013, mall and retail developments and other main components of the Circuit Makati are to be completed within the next years. To get an impression of how Circuit Makati is progressing, read about our site visit in the first half of 2014.
Ayala Land launched its second corporate center (Corporate Center Two) inside Circuit Makati in 2014, it will likely be completed by the fourth quarter of 2016 according to representatives of the land development firm. Corporate Center One, on the other hand, will house a leasable area of 45, 000 square meters based on information from Ayala Land’s website. The corporate towers will be linked to Circuit Mall, an upcoming lifestyle mall.
More information: makeitmakati.com/circuit-makati
Impressions of Circuit Makati
Though still hidden behind a high fence, some parts of Makati's new entertainment and lifestyle district are already open to the public - as the Megacitizens.com team found out during a visit.
If you have this need for speed but don't wna to travel outside of Megacity Manila to race, head to City Kart Racing in Circuit Makati.
Playing football on blue artificial grass might take a little getting used to at first, but the Gatorade Chelsea Blue Pitch at Circuit Makati is arguably one of the best football fields in Metro Manila.
Providing space for thousands of guests, the new Globe Circuit Events Ground is a unique location for open-air concerts, sport events, fashion shows, and cultural performances.
Mountain Dew Skate Park is the major hangout place for skaters of all ages.