A wide variety of cultural events fills thousands of seats in the erdgas arena every year, one of the largest event venues in the east of Germany. Concerts by Elton John, the German singer Udo Jürgens and AC/DC, including musicals, German popular country music or the annual arena singing event with more than a thousand singers: they show that there’s no limits to the number of events. The ambience of the arena balcony bears the resemblance to an Italian piazza, setting the stage for small concerts or events. There is also the monthly series of events called Live from the Balcony with excellent Live Jazz, Blues, Swing or Boogie Woogie.
Besides cultural events, there is hardly
an athletic discipline that has not been staged at the erdgas arena
including ice hockey, football, sumo, swimming, dancing,
weight-lifting, boxing, gymnastics, freestyle motocross or even
handball: this is where the world and European champions meet and
battle it out.