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Max-schmeling-halle berlin.jpg
Location Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark, Berlin
Germany Germany
Coordinates 52°32′41″N 13°24′15″E / 52.54472°N 13.40417°E / 52.54472; 13.40417Coordinates: 52°32′41″N 13°24′15″E / 52.54472°N 13.40417°E / 52.54472; 13.40417
Capacity 8,500 (basketball, handball)
11,000 (2007 World Men's Handball)
Opened 1996
2010 World Championship (handball) (2007)
SCC Berlin (men's Volleyball)
Füchse Berlin HBC (Handball-Bundesliga) (2005-present)
ALBA Berlin (Basketball) (1996-2008)
The Men's and Women's artistic gymnastics championships in 2011

Max-Schmeling-Halle is a multi-purpose arena, in Berlin, Germany, named after the famous German boxer Max Schmeling. Apart from the Velodrom, it's one of Berlin's biggest indoor sports arenas and holds from 8,861 people, up to 11,000 people.

The opening ceremony happened on December 14, 1996, in the presence of Max Schmeling.


The Max-Schmeling-Halle is situated in the former border area of Berlin, near the Mauerpark and directly next to the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark. It's situated at the Falkplatz, in the district Prenzlauer Berg (borough Pankow).


Planned for the 2000 Summer Olympics as a pure box gym, it was rebuilt (after the games were awarded to Sydney as the venue) to a multi-functional gym and is now primarily used for boxing and team handball and is the home arena of Füchse Berlin HBC and the Berlin Mini Basketball Tournament (

World Wrestling Entertainment was there twice, in April 2005 and 2006.

Alba Berlin (Basketball Bundesliga) hosted its home games in the arena from its opening up until 2008 when the team moved to the O2 World.

The arena also hosted the 1998 FIBA EuroStars game.[1]


  1. ^ FIBA EuroStars 98

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Preceded by
Yad Eliyahu Sports Hall
Tel Aviv
FIBA Euro All star game

Succeeded by
Olimpiisky Arena
Preceded by
Pionir Hall
European Women's Volleyball Championship
Final Venue

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Başkent Volleyball Hall
Turkey Ankara
CEV Champions League
Final Venue

Succeeded by