MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA (O2 WORLD)
Mercedes-Benz Arena (O2 World)
The Mercedes-Benz Arena (originally known as O2 World) is a multipurpose indoor arena located in the Friedrichshain neighborhood of Berlin, Germany. The arena opened in September 2008. Developed by Anschutz Entertainment Group, 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 largest video wall in Europe:
The Allianz Arena home of FC Bayern undergoes an update during the summer break.
That includes new LED floodlights which hang from the roof. These ensures much brighter light than the previous version and also require less electricity to run.
“There will be less light from top to bottom but much more from behind,” Allianz Arena chairman Jürgen Muth explained. The new lamps also come equipped with entertainment lights which can change colours for special effects.