The Baoshan International Sport Center was designed by Poyry as a showcase multi-purpose arena for China's growing professional sport market.
The arena will open in the summer of 2011. The 90 000 m2 complex comprises a 14 000-seat arena, 30 000 m2 underground civil defence facilities, a neighbourhood library, gym and a cultural centre. The arena will enable more than 20 different indoor sports as well as concert and other events. The main tenant is the local basketball team playing in Chinese Premier League.
The sport arena is designed to meet all standards set for high level international basketball. It introduces all technical and commercial innovations of a modern and financially viable multi-purpose arena, from food & beverages, catering and merchandising concepts, to VIP segments including corporate loges, club seats and ancillaries.