Max-Schmeling-Halle

general information

  • 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.

Arena Capacity

  • 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

Arena Size

  • 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

other rooms

  • 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
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