Spread over 75,098 square meters (80,835 square feet) in the Chiba city, a few miles outside of Tokyo, the Makuhari Messe stands majestically. Comprising of eleven exhibition halls, a huge conference hall which has 22 rooms inside it and a massive event hall that can accommodate 9000 people easily, this convention center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1989 it is the home of the annual Tokyo Auto Salon, Tokyo Game Show and Jump Festa. It is also a musical venue and was used for the Live 8 concerts and the yearly heavy metal Ozzfest. Makuhari Messe also features many shops and restaurants in its premises.