Spread over 168,578 square meters (1,814,560 square feet) in Chiba, a few miles outside of Tokyo, Makuhari Messe is a sprawling convention center. Comprised of 11 exhibition halls, an expansive conference hall which contains 22 rooms, and a massive event hall that can accommodate a large number of people, 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 also serves as a cultural venue which has played host to events such as the Live8 concerts and the heavy metal Ozzfest. Makuhari Messe also features many shops and restaurants within its premises.