Mercedes-Benz Arena is Shanghai’s premier live entertainment venue and the centerpiece of a mixed use entertainment complex. With 18,000 seats, 82 luxury suites, various clubs and meeting rooms the Mercedes-Benz Arena offers state-of-the-art technology and amenities for staging the biggest and most popular events in China. The entertainment complex includes a 700 seat theater, public ice skating rink, a six screen cinema, and 20,000 square meters of retail space featuring a variety of shops and restaurants.
The Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai is operated by AEG China in partnership with OPG and defines world class management – delivering unprecedented entertainment and customer service which exceeds the expectations of artists, sponsors, guests and business partners. The Mercedes-Benz Arena is also host to national and international events including Hong Kong, Taiwanese, Western, and Mainland stature. These internationally known performers include The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Metallica, J Lo, Usher, NBA Global Game China, Fist of Power Boxing Game, BigBang, EXO, Jacky Cheung, Faye Wang, Eason Chan, Jay Chou, Jonathan Lee, Jolin Tsai and more. The Mercedes-Benz Arena hosts 270 events and 920,000 attendances, with 5.2 million visitors annually presenting events ranging from professional sports, live music, family shows, boxing and special events.
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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 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.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, with offices on five continents, operating in several business segments.
AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with, owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world, with landmark venues including The O2 Arena (London), STAPLES Center (Los Angeles), T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas) and Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai and Berlin); AEG Live, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift and Metallica.
AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, AXS.com ticketing platform, AXS cable television channel and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually.
AEG China combines outstanding venue management with strong sales, marketing and live events promotion to become the leading sports and entertainment provider in China. Under the AEG China umbrella are the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, the LeSports Center in Beijing, and the Damai Center in Dalian, three of the country’s most important venues. AEG also provides design and construction advice to numerous cities in China who are in the process of building arenas, which shall become part of the AEG network in the country.
More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com
The NBA’s entity that conducts all of the league’s businesses in Greater China was formed in January 2008 after its first office opened in Hong Kong in 1992. The NBA has interacted with Chinese basketball for decades, including first hosting the Chinese National team in 1985. The NBA currently has relationships with a strong network of television and digital media outlets in China, including a partnership of 30 years with national broadcaster CCTV. The league hosts hundreds of touring basketball events for fans, conducts community enrichment programs, and maintains marketing partnerships with a combination of world-class China-based corporations and U.S.-based multinationals.
NBA China is headquartered in Beijing and also has offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. NBA licensed products such as apparel and footwear are available through various retail networks and authorized online stores on e-commerce and social media platforms, including Tmall.com, JD.com and WeChat. In 2004, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to play games in China, with two games between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Following NBA Global Games China 2016, 13 NBA teams have played 22 games in Greater China.