NBA China Partners With Chinese Firm To Build 'NBA-Style' Arena In Xiamen
Huahong Investment and NBA China have reached a partnership through which the NBA "will consult on the design and development" of a multi-purpose, NBA-style arena in a new entertainment district in Xiamen's Jimei District, according to the CHINA DAILY. The official signing ceremony was attended by Jimei District Mayor Li Yaoyue, Huahong Investment President and Chair Cheng Hong and NBA China CEO David Shoemaker. The first-ever state-of-the-art, multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in the Fujian province will be developed on 101 acres of land located in the center of the Jimei New City near the Xiamen North Train Station. It will serve as "the city's premier sports and entertainment destination once complete." The arena will be operational in early '16 (CHINA DAILY, 7/22).