|Location||Mercedes-Platz 1, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany|
|Operator||Anschutz Entertainment Group|
|Construction cost||€ 165 million|
|Architect||HOK Sport (now Populous)|
|Former names||O2 World (2008-2015)|
|Tenants||Alba Berlin (Basketball Bundesliga) (2008–present)|
Eisbären Berlin (DEL) (2008–present)
Ice hockey: 14,200
With a capacity of 17,000 people, 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.
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. 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]
- The venue played host to one NHL Premiere game for the 2011–12 NHL season on 8 October 2011. The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4–2.
References[edit | edit source]
- O2 World Berlin architect: Populous
- O2 World Berlin Germany architect: JSK Architects
- Worldstadiums.com basketball capacity 14,500.
- Euroleague.net "the 16,000-seat o2 World".
- Aus o2 World wird Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin , 26 January 2015 (in German)
- Startschuss für die O2 World in Berlin , 27 April 2006 (in German)
- Data and facts about O2 World 30 September 2008 (in German)
- Premiere 2011 teams, locations revealed. NHL.com (11 April 2011). Retrieved on 11 May 2011.