Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin)
|Former names||O2 World (2008 - 2015)|
|Location||O2-Platz 1, Berlin, Germany|
Ice hockey: 14,200
|Construction cost||€ 165 million|
|Architect||HOK Sport (now Populous)
|ALBA Berlin (BBL) (2008–present)
Eisbären Berlin (DEL) (2008–present)
Mercedes-Benz Arena (German pronunciation: [mɛʁˌtseːdəsˈbɛnts ʔaˌʁeːnaː] ( listen); originally known as O2 World [ʔoːˈtuː ˌvœːɐ̯lt] ( listen)) is a multi-use indoor arena in the Friedrichshain neighborhood of Berlin, Germany, that opened in September 2008. Developed by Anschutz Entertainment Group, it was named O2 World, when O2 Germany purchased the naming rights. With a capacity of 17,000 people, it is home to the Eisbären Berlin ice hockey club and the ALBA Berlin basketball team, and is used for other ice hockey, basketball and handball matches as well as concerts. The surrounding area will be filled with various entertainment venues including a cinema, a casino, a hotel and various bars and restaurants. The arena hosted the 2008–09 Euroleague Final four. The arena was one of the most prominent elements of the Mediaspree urban redevelopment project, quickly gaining emblematic status in the debates surrounding the project's impact.
The LED construction grid on the facade of the arena will be equipped with more than 300,000 LED clusters on a 12 m (39 ft) high and approximately 120 m (390 ft) wide section of the semicircular 105° glass facade with a total area of more than 1,440 m2 (15,500 sq ft). Light pixels, consisting of two groups of 19 LEDs (colour palette: 16.7 million RGB colours) will be attached to the vertical bracing of the facade. The vertical distances are 0.20 m (7.9 in) and the horizontal distances between the axes are planned to be 0.90 m (2 ft 11 in).
In January 2015 German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz announced it had reached a deal with the arena management to rename the venue Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin starting 1 July 2015. According to Mercedes-Benz the naming deal will last 20 years, and will also include some changes to the arena's interior design. Between 2008 and 2015 the arena was known as O2 World Berlin due to sponsorship contract with Telefónica Germany, a telecommunications company.
|Year||Date||Nationality||Artists||Tours||Opening/Supporting Acts||Attendance||Box Office|
|2008||September 12||United States||Metallica|
|September 15||United Kingdom||Coldplay||Viva la Vida Tour||Unknown|
|2009||July 25||United States||Britney Spears||Circus Tour||Cascada|
|2010||May 2||Barbados||Rihanna||Last Girl on Earth Tour|
|May 11||United States||Lady Gaga||Monster Ball Tour|
|2012||October 13||United States||Jennifer Lopez||Dance Again World Tour|
|2013||July 2||Barbados||Rihanna||Diamonds World Tour|
|2016||May 7 & 8||United Kingdom||Adele||2016 World Tour|
|June 3||United Kingdom||Muse||Drones World Tour||Jack Garratt||Unknown|
|September 14||Canada||Justin Bieber||Purpose World Tour|
Beach soccer returned to the arena in August 2012 to again host the second stage of the 2012 Euro Beach Soccer League.
It currently hosts a group of the FIBA EuroBasket 2015.
On June 20, 2015 held UFC Fight Night: Jędrzejczyk vs. Penne.
In October 2013, the artist Jakob Kupfer transformed the LED facade of the o2 World Berlin into a giant art installation.
|German League||European competitions|
Alba Berlin in O2 World inside
- Worldstadiums.com basketball capacity 14,500.
- Euroleague.net "the 16,000-seat o2 World".
- O2 World Berlin architect: Populous
- O2 World Berlin Germany architect: JSK Architects
- Aus o2 World wird Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin, 26 January 2015 (German)
- Startschuss für die O2 World in Berlin, 27 April 2006 (German)
- Data and facts about O2 World 30 September 2008 (German)
- Euroleague Basketball, AEG Announce Global Partnership Agreement
- "Premiere 2011 teams, locations revealed". NHL.com. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- "EBSL 2011 goes to Berlin!". beachsoccer.com. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 1 June 2011.
- "2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES". lolesports. Riot Games. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- Attendance data at Basketball Bundesliga website
- Including playoff games
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