Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai)
|The Clam Shell, The Hamburger|
|Former names||Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center
|Location||Expo Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China|
Main Venue maximum: 18,000 Main Venue end-stage: 13,000The Mixing Room & Muse: 800
|Architect||ECADI and MANICA Architecture|
The Mercedes-Benz Arena (Chinese: 梅赛德斯-奔驰文化中心; pinyin: Méisàidésī-bēnchí Wénhuà Zhōngxīn; Shanghainese:Meisedesy-bentzy Venhu Tsonshin), formerly known as the Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center, is an indoor arena located on the former grounds of Expo 2010 in Pudong, Shanghai, China. It is owned and operated by the AEG-OPG joint venture.
The facility seats 18,000 people and includes a smaller venue, The Mixing Room & Muse, which is a more intimate live-music venue.
The arena hosted the opening ceremony for the Expo 2010, during which it was known as the Expo Cultural Center.
The arena became the most popular arena in mainland China since it opened in 2011. It attracted many global superstars such as Adam Lambert, Akon, Alicia Keys, André Rieu, Andrea Bocelli, Aretha Franklin, Avenged Sevenfold, Avril Lavigne, The Beach Boys, Bruno Mars, Eagles, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, EXO, Iron Maiden, James Blunt, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lindsey Stirling, Lionel Richie, Maroon 5, Metallica, Michael Bublé, Muse, Nile Rodgers, Owl City, One Ok Rock, Pitbull, Quincy Jones, Queen, Rebecca Ferguson, T-ara, The Cardigans, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Samantha Jade, Simple Plan, Slash, Taylor Swift, Tony Bennett and Usher.
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