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World’s first NBA Playzone to open in Xintiandi

Add:150 Hubin RoadLevel 2, Hubindao Shopping Center, No. 150 Hu Bin road (Near Ji Nan road)


The first NBA Playzone, a basketball-themed family entertainment center, has opened in Shanghai this summer. Centrally located in the Hubindao shopping mall at Xintiandi, the 1,500-square-meter destination offers families a fun place to experience the NBA in new ways.

NBA Playzone brings NBA excitement to young Chinese fans through a variety of basketball-inspired play areas and activities.  NBA mascots Clutch of the Houston Rockets and Benny the Bull of the Chicago Bulls makes regular appearances at NBA Playzone, delighting parents and children alike with their comedic routines.

NBA Playzone features 10 signature elements:

Mascot Training Ground: Oversized jungle gym with slides, ball pit and zip-line course to challenge adventure-seeking children.  


Rookie Challenge: A soft-play course that challenges young fans to jump, climb, crawl and dunk through a variety of obstacles.

The Arena: Roughly one-third the size of an NBA regulation court, The Arena is designed to teach basketball fundamentals and develop star players of tomorrow.

Dunk Zone: Enclosed trampoline space where children can showcase their high-flying dunking skills.

Halftime Live: Digital interactive area featuring tablets where children can customize characters and interact with them through a gesture-controlled basketball game.


In the Paint: Arts and crafts area to create custom NBA-themed artwork.

Measure-Ups: Collection of life-sized player images, handprints and footprints for guests to measure themselves against their favorite stars.

Party Rooms: NBA-themed private rooms for birthday parties or special events.

Snack Bar: Food counter offering pizza, coffee, soft drinks and other light snacks. Parents can relax, grab a bite to eat and catch the latest NBA highlights and live games.

NBA Playzone Store: Offering an exclusive collection of NBA Playzone merchandise, as well as a wide selection of NBA oncourt and lifestyle apparel, footwear, headwear and basketballs for children and adults.  


For more information, please visit www.nbaplayzone.com and follow NBA Playzone on WeChat account: NBAPlayzone.  For all things NBA, visit www.china.nba.com and download the NBA App on china.nba.com/nbaapp.

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