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.
|Location||Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany|
|Operator||Velomax Berlin Hallenbetriebs GmbH|
|Capacity||8,500 (basketball, handball) |
12,000 (2007 World Men's Handball)
|Broke ground||6 July 1994|
|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.
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).
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).
World Wrestling Entertainment was there twice, in April 2005 and 2006.
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