Zhuhai, China Is Developing A Tourism Strategy

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WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai Tennis News

The WTA Finals at Singapore might have been played in a newly-built sports complex that cost more than $1 billion, but the smaller WTA Elite Trophy also has a lot invested in its facility.

The city of Zhuhai, where the tournament is being played, is constructing a tourism strategy around the site.

Built specifically for the event at a cost of $64-$80 million, the facility consists of 117,000 meters that includes a 5,000-seat stadium with a two-tier ventilation roof, as well as a 1,500 seat second stadium, four other courts, practice courts, and player facilities.

More is planned, with a 12,000 seat stadium, exhibit center and indoor facilities still to be built.

That would make the stadium bigger than the 7,500 seat stadium at Singapore, which is part of the large sports and entertainment complex built by the city to increase its international presence in holding events.

Similarly, the Chinese city of 1.2 million , which is in the same region as Macau and Hong Kong, is using its new tennis facility to position itself as a sporting destination in addition to its reputation as desirable residential location.

“[The city] is committed to continuing the process of internationalization and the tennis center can help elevate us onto the wider world stage, significantly helping to improve our international and image and influence,” said city official Cheng Yurong.

The architectural company used has also done projects for Wimbledon, as well as the Australian Open’s Margaret Court Arena.

The current stadium and facilities were, remarkably, completed in around a year, and can be used as a club during other times. Attractive and efficient design was one of the areas of emphasis.

Venus Williams, the eventual champion, praised the facilities.

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