|Location||Shanghai, Shanghai, China|
|Venue Type||Both Indoor & Outdoor|
Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena is a tennis arena in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. The complex is located on an area of 200 acres, in Maqiao Town, southwest of Shanghai, in Minhang District, which has a remarkably fragmented steel roof that opens and closes to accommodate indoor and outdoor events. The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena is a 15,000-seater tennis venue and was specifically built to host the 2005 - 2008 ATP World Tour Finals, and was Asia's largest tennis venue until the creation of the Olympic Green Tennis Center in Beijing.
The arena was opened in October 2005 after a construction process that cost approx. $250 million. In 2009, it was honoured with the IOC/IAKS Silver Award for exemplary sports and leisure facilities. It has a retractable steel roof that opens and closes in a pinwheel or spiral manner, with eight sliding petal-shaped pieces that can be moved in 8 minutes and resemble a blooming magnolia. Since 2009, the arena has facilitated the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, an ATP Masters Series tournament that began that year. It also serves as one of the locations used for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic amid their tour of China in 2007.
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