A multipurpose hall for superb events

With an area of 12,500 m² and a total capacity of up to 14,000 visitors, the dm-arena is one of the biggest event halls in Germany. Impressive in its size, its high-quality materials, and its modern design, its distinctive atmosphere is further enhanced by the elegant construction of its timber ceiling.

A special stage for the big emotions. Sport, shows, corporate events, or TV extravaganzas, variable room concepts and the latest technology leave nothing to be desired in this multipurpose hall.

Facts and data at a glance

  • Flexible layout and seating concepts
  • Its own entrance with a foyer and service centre
  • Infrastructure appropriate for TV recordings
  • Suspended structure for sound and lighting systems with a loading capacity of up to 30 t
  • Backstage area with performers’ dressing rooms and changing rooms


  • Width: 74.50 m
  • Length: 162.50 m
  • Usable height: 22.00 m

Hall capacity

  • 12.500 m2
  • Maximum number of visitors (seated): 10,000
  • Maximum number of visitors (standing): 14,000


  • Sports events
  • Concerts
  • Cultural events
  • Film and TV productions
  • Company presentations
  • Annual general meetings
  • Receptions
  • plus many more




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