The Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena, also known as Qi Zhong stadium, is an arena in Shanghai
, People's Republic of China
. The complex is located on an 80-hectare area, in the southwest of Shanghai, the Minhang
It has a steel 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 15,000 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
The Tennis Centre covers a total area of 338,836 square meters, of which 85,000 square meters are made up of structures.The volume rate is 0.187, the building density 15.1%, green/open space 46.1%, with parking capacity of 993 parking spaces.