Max-Schmeling-Halle

Max-Schmeling-Halle is a multi-purpose arena, in Berlin, Germany, named after the famous German boxer Max Schmeling. Apart from Mercedes-Benz Arena and the Velodrom, it's one of Berlin's biggest indoor sports arenas and holds from 8,861 people, up to 12,000 people.

Max-Schmeling-Halle
Außenansicht vom Falkplatz aus.jpg
LocationFriedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
Coordinates52°32′41″N 13°24′15″E / 52.54472°N 13.40417°E / 52.54472; 13.40417Coordinates: 52°32′41″N 13°24′15″E / 52.54472°N 13.40417°E / 52.54472; 13.40417
OperatorVelomax Berlin Hallenbetriebs GmbH
Capacity8,500 (basketball, handball)
12,000 (2007 World Men's Handball)
Construction
Broke ground6 July 1994
Opened1996
ArchitectJörg Joppien
Albert Dietz
Annette Maud-Joppien
Tenants
Füchse Berlin HBC (HBL) (2005–present)
ALBA Berlin (BBL) (1996–2008)

The opening ceremony happened on December 14, 1996, in the presence of Max Schmeling.

LocationEdit

The Max-Schmeling-Halle is situated in the former border area of Berlin, near the Mauerpark and directly next to the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. It's situated at the Falkplatz, in the district Prenzlauer Berg (borough Pankow).

UseEdit

Planned for the 2000 Summer Olympics as a pure box gym, it was rebuilt (after the games were awarded to Sydney as the venue) to a multi-functional gym and is now primarily used for boxing and team handball and is the home arena of Füchse Berlin HBC and the Berlin Mini Basketball Tournament (berliner-mini-turnier.de).

On 9 May 2001, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their Where Dreams Come True Tour supporting their album Coast to Coast.

World Wrestling Entertainment was there twice, in April 2005 and 2006.

The CEV Champions League Final Grand Final 2019 was held here and the 2021 Finals are scheduled to be held here.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Yad Eliyahu Sports Hall
Tel Aviv
FIBA Euro All star game
Venue

1998
Succeeded by
Olimpiisky Arena
Moscow
Preceded by
Pionir Hall
Belgrade
European Women's Volleyball Championship
Final Venue

2013
Succeeded by
Ahoy
Rotterdam
Preceded by
Başkent Volleyball Hall
  Ankara
CEV Champions League
Final Venue

2015
Succeeded by
Krakow Arena
  Krakow
Preceded by
Basket-Hall
  Kazan
CEV Champions League
Final Venue

2019
Succeeded by
TBD