The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, also known as Qizhong stadium,(pronounced "chee-jong") is a tennis arena in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.The complex is located on an 80-hectare area, in the southwest of Shanghai, the Minhang District.


It has a steel retractable roof with eight sliding petal-shaped pieces (moved in 8 minutes) which resembles a blooming magnolia, Shanghai's city flower.The roof enables the stadium to host both indoor and outdoor tennis events. The seating capacity is 13,779 people.The stadium was specially created to host the ATP World Tour Finals between 2005 – 2008, and was the largest tennis venue in Asia, until the construction of the Olympic Green Tennis Centre in Beijing.


Since 2009 it has hosted the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, a ATP Masters Series tournament which began that year. It also served as one of the venues used for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic during their tour of China in 2007.

Full Address: 5500 Yuanjiang Lu (马桥镇元江路5500号) Minhang Shanghai

Metro: Line 5 Xinzhuang 5号线莘庄

When you get off the Metro you can choose Minhang 35 (闵行35路)to the station Yuanjiang Li/Kunyang Lu(元江路/昆阳路)then walk to the venue.

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