The Velodrome was built on the site of the former Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle. It was planned by the internationally known French architect Dominique Perrault during the Berlin candidacy for the 2000 Olympic Games.
Berlin is known as the international Mekka of track cycling, especially because of the Winterbahn - today's 6-day race.
After the Velodrome was opened in 1997, the brand new Velodrome hosted several high-profile competitions such as the Track European Championship in the same year, the 1998 Track World Cup and the 1999 UCI Track World Championships. Since 1997 the Velodrome is also the new home of the traditional Berlin 6-day race.
In preparation for the 2017 European Track Championships, this very fast track has been rebuilt due to UCI's new safety rules. Also, the driving surface was completely laid with new Siberian wood.