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Also known as the Shanghai Expo Performing and Recreational Center, the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena sits on the lawn to the south of Pujiang River, watching the Shanghai World Expo halls across the river, and it fully represents the theme of “City, Makes Life Better” which was used during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
With an area of 80,000 square meters, Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena is in the shape of a flying disk, and it was used as an art performance venue during the Shanghai Expo (from May 1 to October 31, 2012), when various kinds of art performances, art exchange, academic researches and celebrations were held. Shanghai Expo Performing and Recreational Center got its present name after the Shanghai World Expo. It can accommodate an audience of 18,000 in one go, so it’s also an ideal place for holding vocal concerts, ice shows and basketball matches. As a matter of fact, it’s also one of the most aesthetic basketball stadiums in China.
In addition to the main hall, the recreational and interactive facilities are available in the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena, including the music club, theater, skating rink, Andersen Children’s Paradise, NBA Interactive Hall and souvenir stores. Art performance shows are regularly held in the Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Neighboring the arena is Shanghai Expo Center, and it’s advisable for you to explore it to learn more about the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.
Location: 1200, Shibo Avenue, Shanghai
Transport: Subway Line 8 and bus 177 can take you there
Opening times: not open to visitors unless there’s a performance