With seating for up to 11,000 people, the Max-Schmeling-Halle is one of Berlin’s largest sports arenas. Designed by Joppien Dietz Architekten, it was built from 1993 to 1997 in the context of Berlin’s bid to host the 2000 Olympic Games. Originally designed as a boxing venue, it was converted to a multipurpose arena with one large and two small halls after Berlin’s Olympic bid was rejected.