In 1950, the arena hosted Germany's first international match after the World War II. The game was played against Switzerland and was witnessed by the record number of spectators (103,000).
The Mercedes-Benz Arena is primarily a football stadium. It is located in Stuttgart, Germany and is the home to the German Bundesliga clubVfB Stuttgart. The stadium was opened on 23rd July 1933 and has a maximum capacity of 60,469 for league matches. Initially, the stadium was known as the "Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion" (1993-2008) and as "Neckarstadion" before 1993. It has natural grass surface.
The Mercedes-Benz Stadium was one of the stages to host the 1974 FIFA World Cup matches. It hosted four group matches of the tournament.
The stadium hosted the finals of the European Cup (now known as the UEFA Champions League) twice: in 1959 (between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims) and 1988 (PSV Eindhoven and S.L. Benfica).
In 1993, it hosted the World Athletics Championship.
In 1988, Mercedes-Benz Arena hosted one group stage match and a semi-final match of the UEFA Euro Championship.
It was one of the venues to host significant matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
From 2006 to 2008, the facility was the host to the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) World Athletics Final.
On 3rd June 2013, the stadium witnessed the mesmerizing performance of Depeche Mode during her "Delta Machine Tour".
In 1977, Klaus Fischer (a German former footballer) scored Germany's "ARD Goal of the Century" at the stadium.
In 1986, the stadium hosted the European Athletics Championship. In this tournament, Yuriy Sedykh (a former track and field athlete) set the world record in hammer throw event.