Taipei Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Taipei, Taiwan. Built in 2005, the large multi-purpose stadium can accommodate major international sport events such as ice skating, ice hockey, gymnastics, handball, basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, indoor soccer, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo and wrestling. It is currently operated by the Eastern Media Group (東森集團), which won the bid to operate the arena for nine years. However, the Eastern Media Group is involved in the bid scandals. Taipei City Government has cancelled the right of operation.
The Zhongshan Soccer Stadium is Taipei's football-specific stadium that hosts the Chinese Taipei national football team.
Since opening in 2005, the arena has held more art and cultural activities (such as live concerts) than sporting events, which it was originally designed and built for. These have included Disney on Ice and Cirque du Soleil. Moreover, games have to be played with the large-sized electronic scoreboards as they have not yet been set up.
Show Luo was the first singer to hold his concert in the Taipei Arena.
Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai (2006 November), Hong Kong singer Jacky Cheung's "Snow Wolf Lake," (2007 March 24).
Olivia Newton-John played Taipei Arena on April 21 and 22, 2007 on her Asia exclusive Body Heart & Spirit Tour.
Japanese singer Ayumi Hamasaki's Asia Tour, which had more than 10,000 tickets sold out in 1 hour.
Taiwanese Aborigine pop star Chang Hui-mei's STAR TOUR world tour.
Backstreet Boys played Taipei Arena on March 2, 2008 as part of their Unbreakable Tour.
Taipei Arena played host to the inaugural ceremony and celebrations of President Ma Ying-Jeou and Vice-President Vincent Siew on May 20, 2008.
On October 8, 2009, Taipei Arena hosted the first ever NBA game in Taiwan. The two teams were the Indiana Pacers versus the Denver Nuggets.
Taiwanese boyband Fahrenheit held their concert on the 24th and 25 October 2009 for the first time in the Taipei Arena. Their concert is made into a DVD (Fahrenheit's Fantasy World Tour Taipei Special).
Taiwanese pop star Elva Hsiao played Taipei Arena on December 31, 2009, and less than 12 hours later her mother died.
American super boy band Backstreet Boys played Taipei Arena on February 25, 2010 during the Asian leg of their This Is Us Tour.
Super star Coco Lee hold her "East to west world tour" concert in Taipei Arena on March, 27, 2010.
On April 24, 2010, Rainie Yang's first ever concert, named "Whimsical World" was held in Taipei Arena. Her concert tickets were sold out and received great responses from her fans and other Taiwanese artists such as Wilber Pan, Wu Chun, Mike He, Jiro Wang, Ariel Lin and Jerry Yan.
Show Luo also known as "Asia's Dancing King" held his concert (Dance Storm 舞法舞天) in the Taipei Arena on the 15th of May 2010. He is the first ever artist who held 3 concerts in 24 hours. For this concert's theme, he also broke a record which is becoming the first ever artist with a 3D music video for his song Dance Storm 舞法舞天. This concert can be viewed in 3D by using a naked eye.