Mercedes-Benz Arena
Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany.jpg
Location Mercedes-Platz 1, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany
Broke ground 2006
Opened September 2008
Owner
Operator Anschutz Entertainment Group
Surface Multi-surface
Construction cost € 165 million
Architect HOK Sport (now Populous)[1]
JSK Architects[2]
Former names O2 World (2008-2015)
Tenants Alba Berlin (Basketball Bundesliga) (2008–present)
Eisbären Berlin (DEL) (2008–present)
Capacity Concerts/MMA: 17,000
Basketball: 14,500[3][4]
Ice hockey: 14,200

The Mercedes-Benz Arena [5] is a multipurpose indoor arena in the Friedrichshain neighborhood of Berlin, Germany, which opened in 2008.[6]

With a capacity of 17,000 people,[7] it is home to the Eisbären Berlin ice hockey club and the Alba Berlin basketball team, and is used for other ice hockey, basketball and handball matches as well as concerts.[6]

Naming rights[edit | edit source]

In 2015, German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz reached a deal with the arena management to rename the venue Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin for twenty years.[5] Between 2008 and 2015, the arena was known as O2 World Berlin due to sponsorship contract with Telefónica Germany, a telecommunications company.

Notable events[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. O2 World Berlin architect: Populous
  2. O2 World Berlin Germany architect: JSK Architects
  3. Worldstadiums.com basketball capacity 14,500.
  4. Euroleague.net "the 16,000-seat o2 World".
  5. 5.0 5.1 Aus o2 World wird Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin , 26 January 2015 (in German)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Startschuss für die O2 World in Berlin , 27 April 2006 (in German)
  7. Data and facts about O2 World 30 September 2008 (in German)
  8. Premiere 2011 teams, locations revealed. NHL.com (11 April 2011). Retrieved on 11 May 2011.

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