Donnerstag | 23.12.2010

O2 World Hamburg - General Information

The O2 World Hamburg is Northern Germany’s biggest multipurpose state-of-the-art arena. Opened on November 8, 2002 the arena has hosted more than 1,000 concerts, shows and sporting events. The O2 World Hamburg fits up to 16,000 people. About 140 events take place every year with more than one million visitors in attendance.

The arena is home to two sports teams. The Hamburg Freezers (hockey), also part of the Anschutz Entertainment Group, and HSV Handball (handball) celebrate goals and victories in the arena. It has also hosted many other sporting events including basketball games, motocross shows and many boxing world championships, such as Vitali Klitschko’s legendary fight against Shannon Briggs in October 2010.

Since the re-naming process in April 2010 the arena has undergone a variety of remodeling to make one of Europe’s most modern arenas even more attractive. A state of the art 360 degree LED board was installed below the upper gallery. It is 13,232 pixels wide, 40 pixels high and has an overall length of 295 yards (270 meters). It presents a unique advertising opportunity for sponsors and partners, and offers a new way to interact with the crowd.

24 of the 66 suites were also renewed. Now guests can choose between three different styles: classic, lounge and high table. The state-of-the-art show suite can host up to 48 guests. With the perfect view of the stage the show suite also can be separated into two suites (24 people each). The suites as well as the three theme restaurants are ideally for private events or company banquets.

The O2 World Hamburg is located right next to the Volksbank arena, also an Anschutz Entertainment Group facility. Coupled with Berlin's O2 World, AEG owns the two top arenas in the third largest entertainment market in the world.

Date venue opened and first event:
November 8, 2002

Capacity Totals:
Maximum capacity: up to 16,000 seats
Capacity for hockey and handball games: up to 13,000 seats
Capacity with covered up upper deck: up to 8,000 seats
Capacity amphitheater: between 3,000 and 4,000 seats
66 suites including 24 remodeled with room for 12 to 15 guests
1 show suite for up to 48 guests (can be separated into two suites for up to 24 guests each)
1 business club suite for 56 guests
3 group suites for up to 120 guests
Space for 79 wheelchairs plus 79 seats for accompanying persons

Venue Address and main telephone number:
O2 World HamburgAnschutz Entertainment Group Arena Hamburg GmbH
Sylvesterallee 10
D-22525 Hamburg
Tel: +49-40-88 163-0
Fax: +49-40-88 163-163