- The arena opened in the summer of 1997 after four years of construction time.
- The construction costs where DM 205 million - which is an amount of EUR 105 million.
- Jörg Joppien, Albert Dietz and Annette Maud-Joppien are the three architects who designed and built the Max-Schmeling-Halle.
- Berlin’s application for the Olympic Games 2000 (Olympia Sportstättenbauten GmbH) which at the end never took place here was the initial reason for the construction.
- Capacity with center stage, no seats provided: approx. 11,900 persons
- Fixed seats: 7,491
- Inner Pit: max. 4,040
- Permanent food stalls: 20
- Wheelchair capacities: at least 16
- Clearance height: 16,60 m
- Total Height: 18 m
- Floor with retracted telescopic stages: 2.300 m²
- Floor with extended telescopic stages: 1.335 m²
- Gross building volume: 339,547 m³
- Gross floor space: 48,800 m²
- Surface area of north glass front: 180 m Length, 14 m Height
- Land area: 38,565 m²
- Halls A and B (gym, 6 x dividable): 2,430 m²
- Hall C (gym, 3 x dividable): 1,215 m²
- Colonade hall: 2,420 m²
- Ballet room: 210 m²
- Dance room: 400 m²
- Print/Media room: approx. 20 m²
- Press centre: 150 m²
- Conference room: 58 m²
- VIP-Lounge: 460 m²
- Restaurant Albatros: 150 m² additional event room: 55 m²
- Group changing rooms: 16
- Artists’ changing rooms: 7
- Production offices: 12
- Exhibition space: 2,000 m²