PUMA City, the massive 11,000-sq.-foot, three-level structure, made from twenty-four, forty-foot long stacked steel shipping containers, had its second global debut at Boston’s Fan Pier yesterday.

The opening of the innovative retail and event space was in celebration of Puma’s participation in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race. Boston is the race’s seventh stopover city and the only US port during the sailing race.

The mobile space and bar, which features natural outdoor spaces with large overhands and wide open terraces, will be open to the general public through May 16 when PUMA Ocean Racing’s il mostro and 70 other Volvo Open racing boats depart for Galway, Ireland on the seventh leg of the nine month-long ocean race.

“PUMA is proud to open the doors to PUMA City as it is a symbol of our creativity, design aesthetic and our dedication to the PUMA Ocean Racing team as they continue their crazy adventures during the Volvo Ocean Race,” said Antonio Bertone, PUMA Chief Marketing Officer. “Opening PUMA City in Boston, at Fan Pier is very special to us, as this is our home, and our team’s home and we can’t wait to share it with all of Boston.”

Designed and conceived by PUMA and international acclaimed architects, LOT-EK, PUMA City offers a selection of PUMA apparel, footwear and accessories, including the brand’s new sailing performance and lifestyle collections. As the official supplier of Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, the retail space on the second floor features the entire Volvo Ocean Race collection, which will be the only location where those products can be purchased in the race village at Fan Pier. The upper container, meanwhile, contains a bar, lounge and event space designed for parties, activities, DJ nights and other events planned for the next three weeks. Incredibly, PUMA City, which comprises truly mobile, fully-sealed and ready-to-ship containers, was assembled in just two weeks using union labor and Boston’s best local talent.