Entertainment centre will host ice hockey, basketball and music concerts for audiences of 17,000

German entertainment centre the O2 World in Berlin is opening today.

The €170m (£137m) scheme, designed by German firm J.S.K. Architects was project managed by UK consultant ChandlerKBS.

The 17,000-capacity arena will become home to Berlin’s ice hockey and basketball teams as well as hosting music concerts.

The developer behind the scheme, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), also owns The O2 centre in London, the Staples Centre in LA and the Colosseum at Caesars’ Palace in Las Vegas.