The Mercedes-Benz Arena is one of the most successful multifunctional arenas in the world. Since its opening in September 2008, it has changed the entertainment landscape in Germany's capital. With a capacity of up to 17,000 visitors, and a full range of modern comforts, the arena is a must-play venue for all national and international stars. Annually flow around 1.3 million visitors to more than 130 sports, music and entertainment events. Events include concerts by Metallica, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Elton John, U2, Barbara Streisand, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna and Depeche Mode and sporting highlights like the boxing matches of Vitali Klitschko and Arthur Abraham, the Euro League Basketball Final Four, guest performances of the NBA and NHL and the Games of the two anchor tenants and Eisbären Berlin ALBA Berlin.