Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai)

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Mercedes-Benz Arena
梅赛德斯-奔驰文化中心
The Clam Shell, The Hamburger
Shanghai Expo Cultural Center.jpg
Former names Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center
上海世博会文化中心
Location Expo Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Operator AEG
Capacity

Main Venue maximum: 18,000 Main Venue end-stage: 13,000

The Mixing Room & Muse: 800
Surface Flooring
Construction
Built 2007
Opened 2010
Architect ECADI

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.[1]

The arena hosted the opening ceremony for the Expo 2010, during which it was known as the Expo Cultural Center.

Naming rights[edit]

The arena is sponsored in a ten-year deal by Mercedes-Benz[2] and was officially renamed the Mercedes-Benz Arena on January 15, 2011.

Events[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Mixing Room & Muse" Time Out Shanghai. 10 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-18
  2. ^ "Mercedes to sponsor AEG arena in China" Los Angeles Times. 7 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-18

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 31°11′29″N 121°29′22″E / 31.191291°N 121.489391°E / 31.191291; 121.489391