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
The Mercedes-Benz Arena (Chinese: 梅赛德斯-奔驰文化中心; pinyin: Méisàidésī-bēnchí Wénhuà Zhōngxīn), 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 (in alphabetical order) Adam Lambert, Akon, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, The Beach Boys, Big Bang, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, Eagles, Ed Sheeran, Elton Hercules John, EXO, G-Dragon, James Blunt, Jennifer Lopez, Jessie J, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, The Killers, Lionel Richie, Maroon 5, Metallica, Michael Buble, Muse, Owl City, Pitbull, Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, Simple Plan, Taylor Swift, Tony Bennett, Usher.
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