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Action-Packed Year Sees Mercedes-Benz Arena Smash Records in 2015
2016-01-25

2015 has been a year of milestones for the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Over the past 12 months the Mercedes Benz Arena hosted 243 events including 101 performances in the main arena and 142 in The Mixing Room breaking its previous record set in 2014 by 159 events. Attendance figures also rose to an all time high reaching over 840,000 fans compared to 600,000 in 2014. The Mercedes Benz Arena has solidified itself as the number one entertainment venue in China and Asia.


This year, the Mercedes-Benz Arena also attracted numerous domestic, regional  and international pop-superstars, including: Katy Perry & Taylor Swift, Jonathan Lee, The Years of Friendship and Ice Age. It also played host to games held by the NBA Global Games China and the first ever regular season of NCAA PAC 12 which is internationally televised.


Speaking on the successes of 2015, Mercedes-Benz Arena Chairman, Huang Jin, said: “Our partnership that pairs local resources with international management has allowed us to grow and develop at an incredible pace. It has very much been a step-by-step approach from hosting the Shanghai Expo in 2010 up to hosting over 100 events this year, but we’re just getting started.”


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AEG President of Asia and Mercedes-Benz Arena Vice-President John Cappo commented: “Mercedes-Benz Arena has now become the leading entertainment venue, not only in China, but across the whole of Asia. Breaking the 100 events barrier is a huge achievement for us and one that we intend to repeat next year by continuing to bring in a wealth of local and international artists, singers, performers and sporting events!”


On the performance front, 2015’s success has led to a huge amount of interest in the Mercedes-Benz Arena by national and international acts. Jim Foss, the General Manager of the Mercedes-Benz Arena said: “At the moment we cannot disclose any specific names, but we can confirm that we have locked in a number of unbelievable superstars in 2016”.


Since the Mercedes-Benz Arena’s inception in 2010 it has successfully grown to become a vibrant cultural center loved by all those who have visited. The Mercedes-Benz Arena will continue to work with a wide range of promoters and partners to ensure world-class entertainment continues to ensure Shanghai is a must play market.


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OPG is listed among the “Top 50 Large-scale Enterprises” by the Shanghai Municipal Government and “Top 50 Public Companies with the Most Development Potential in Mainland China.” OPG’s brand is also recognized as a Chinese Classic Brand by the State Administration for Industry& Commerce. The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Radio& TV Tower owned by OPG is a famous landmark that symbolizes the modernization of Shanghai and China. It is a window for communication with the outside world, a link for cultural interchange, and a symbol of China's policies of reform and opening up. In addition, OPG has exclusive rights for radio and television broadcasting and data transmission throughout the whole Shanghai area. Based on this unique advantage, OPG has aggressively expanded its new media businesses by building new media platforms for buses, taxis, buildings, subways and mobile phones. The company also actively invests in high quality cable television networks inside and outside Shanghai in order to achieve its goal of becoming a comprehensive inter-regional cable network operator.OPG is taking steps to become a powerful and influential large-scale cultural enterprise group by constantly improving its image in the capital market as a high quality listed company trusted by the public.


AEG China manages the top iconic multi-purpose venues in the most dynamic Asian Cities, and promotes the most compelling music, sports and culture content across the region.AEG China is the largest producer of live events in China.  Its business is made up of four divisions: Sports and Entertainment Events Promotion, Facility and Event Sponsorship Sales, AVenue Management and Operations, and Real Estate and Design Consulting.AEG China has worked hard to redefine the next frontier of arena-based entertainment and sports in China. We continue to be the trendsetters in China and have accomplished this by establishing groundbreaking naming rights deals for the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, the LeTV Sports Center in Beijing, and the Zhongsheng Center in Dalian. This is a record that is unprecedented in China.


Mercedes-Benz Arena is Shanghai’s premier live entertainment, culture, sports and lifestyle venue. The six-level complex seats up to 18,000 with state-of-the-art acoustics and production technology for staging the biggest indoor shows in China. It incorporates a public ice skating rink, a cinema with six screens, 20,000 square meter retail podium of concept shops and wide variety of food & beverage outlets, VIP Lounges and 82 luxury suites. Also available in visitors is the Mixing Room, an intimate and private theatre / club with 800 capability designed with state of the art technology to guarantee that shows deliver a unique experience to each guest. As the first entertainment destination venue in Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz Arena redefines world class management – delivering unprecedented entertainment, service and public interactions exceeding expectations of artists, sponsors, guests and business partners. For more information or reservations, please call 0086-21-38996688 or visit http://www.mercedes-benzarena.com/index.php/enhome.



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