Over one million people pass through the gates of GelreDome every year. The event complex is an annual home base for more than sixty large-scale events.
At the opening on March 25, 1998, the Arnhem GelreDome is the first multifunctional event accommodation worldwide that has a retractable football field. This flexibility makes GelreDome the largest theater in the Netherlands. In five hours, the complex changes shape. For example, a football stadium in a pop temple or a tennis arena in a stock exchange building.
Dozens of world stars were already on the shelves in GelreDome. Amongst others Madonna, Janet Jackson, U2, Backstreet Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Britney Spears, Spice Girls and Paul McCartney gave sparkling shows. Dutch top artists such as Marco Borsato, Anouk, André Rieu and Frans Bauer also feel at home in the largest theater in the Netherlands and chose GelreDome as a backdrop for their shows.