Former names Shanghai World Expo Cultural Center Location EXPO Avenue, Pudong, Shanghai, China Built 2007 Opened 2010 Operator AEG Surface Flooring Architect ECADI Capacity 18,000
Resting on the Southern bank of the Huang Pu river, the Mercedes-Benz Arena glows like a fresh tumescent pearl. As one of the remaining structures after the Shanghai World Expo, the Mercedes-Benz Arena stands proudly nestled among the China Pavilion, Shanghai Exhibition Center, and the Shanghai Theme Pavilion. A shining beacon of architectural achievement, the Mercedes-Benz Arena is a leader, steering Shanghai entertainment towards new and interesting shows, events and sports culture. An international landmark, the curtain will never fall on what will become Asia’s one and only art, lifestyle, leisure, and live entertainment mecca.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena boasts an 18,000 seating multi functional performance space. Using only the most current equipment available to the industry, the main arena can be partitioned and divided to host any number of shows and satisfy any lighting, sound, and seating arrangement request. Also available in visitors is the Mixing Room, an intimate and private theatre / club designed with state of the art technology to guarantee that shows deliver a unique experience to each guest. Below the arena is a 20,000 square meter combined interactive retail, entertainment, dining, and leisure area. Open everyday, visitors will enjoy shopping in of our many stores, browsing the Mercedes-Benz Showroom, or maybe ice skating on Shanghai’s largest public ice skating rink. Afterward, visitors can go to the 6th floor and catch a movie in our 5 star movie theatre cineplex and enjoy a harbor view while dining in one of our premiere restaurants.
During the Shanghai Expo, the Mercedes-Benz Arena hosted not only the opening and closing ceremonies but over 200 other cultural shows and events; attracting more than 2 million visitors. The Mercedes-Benz Arena’s performance and reputation earned during the Shanghai Expo is a benchmark and example of what our arena has to offer visitors in terms of art, lifestyle, leisure, and live entertainment.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena is operated by a Chinese-American joint that which includes Oriental Pearl Group, AEG, and the NBA. Each company combines their unique skills and experiences to create one of the most successful partnerships in Shanghai. Together they pledge to present a first class arena and impart on the people of Shanghai an experience like none other.
Public Transportation: Guests can take metro Line 7, 8 to Yaohua Road and proceed to Exit 4. All guests will need to display their tickets at the Shangnan Road gate for entrance. Guests will walk down Expo Boulevard until they reach Celebration Square and then following the signs to the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Public Bus: 82, 314, 454, 734, 786, 818, 974, 981 and 978. Guest driving their own vehicles may find designated parking lots on Shangnan Road, formerly Expo Parking # 13, 14, 15, and 16. Limited Parking.