One of Germany’s most successful multifunctional halls: the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin is the perfect stage for top-class sporting events as well as national and international entertainment stars. This 160 metre long and 130 metre wide arena, built by a consortium of BAM Sports and BAM Deutschland, was completed in September 2008. It has room for more than 14,000 people to enjoy the capital’s sporting highlights such as ice-hockey matches with Eisbären Berlin, who are among the regularusers along with the highly successful Alba Berlin basketball team.
When the arena is converted for concerts, it can hold as many as 17,000. 59 entertainment suites are designed to provide adequate accommodation for VIP guests, while two restaurants and 88 sales outlets assure the physical well-being of all visitors. The 20,000 square metre façade features a special visual highlight: an 1,800 square metre LED light spot installation with 300,000 pixels transforms the front of the arena into a gigantic, 120 metre long by 15 metre high display screen – the O2 World is a location that sends out a powerful message.