|Former names||Stockholmsarenan (2008–2012)|
|Location||Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Owner||City of Stockholm via SGA Fastigheter|
28,000 (When the police is in charge of the max capacity, football only)
|Record attendance||39,338 (Madonna, 14 November 2015)|
31,810 (Hammarby–BK Häcken, 4 November 2018)
|Broke ground||10 September 2010|
|Opened||20 July 2013|
|Construction cost|| SEK 2.7 billion (estimated) |
| Djurgårdens IF (2013–)|
Hammarby IF (2013–)
Tele2 Arena (Swedish pronunciation: [tɛlɛˈtuː aˈrěːna, - aˈrêː-]) is a retractable roof multi-purpose stadium in Stockholm Globe City, Johanneshov, just south of Stockholm City Centre, Sweden. It is used mostly for concerts and football matches, hosting the home matches of Allsvenskan teams Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens IF. The arena has a capacity of 30,000 to 35,000 spectators for football matches, depending on the number of people standing, and its facilities fulfill the requirements of FIFA and UEFA for hosting international games and tournaments. When configured for concerts, the arena has a capacity of 45,000. [ non-primary source needed ]
With a maximum capacity of up to 40,000 and a retractable roof, the arena is able to host concerts, equestrian, motor sport, ice sports, banquettes, exhibitions, company events and shareholder meetings, in addition to football.[ citation needed ]
The cost was calculated to be 2.7 billion SEK including land appropriation and a new parking garage under the arena. The cost was balanced against income from sales of building rights and rental from the operator who runs the arena. Financing was mostly covered by sale of land, mainly the lot where Söderstadion was situated, and associated building rights for commercial premises. The owner is the City of Stockholm via subsidiary SGA Fastigheter AB.[ citation needed ]
The arena was planned to host the opening game of the ice hockey World Championship 2013, but the construction was delayed and the arena was not finished until July 2013, two months after the tournament.Initially, it was intended that the stadium would stage the finals of the Swedish Super League, but after the delay, it was decided that the finals in 2013 and 2014 would be moved to Malmö Arena. It is decided that Tele2 Arena will be the national stadium of Swedish speedway and American football.
It is also possible to have artificially frozen ice on the ground. The bandy team of Hammarby IF has practiced on the ice when this possibility was tried for the first time, but the team will so far still use Zinkensdamms IP as its home ground for bandy. "Bandyns dag" ("Bandy Day") was supposed to be arranged at the arena on 14 December 2013 with a match against IFK Vänersborg as the climax but had to be cancelled due to problems with preparing the ice.Instead, the match against Sandvikens AIK on 10 January 2014 was played in Tele2 Arena.
On 27 June 2013, just days before Hammarby IF's first football game in their new arena, an explosive device was found outside the stadium. Former players from rival club Djurgårdens IF were to play an exhibition game that evening in front of approximately 3,000 spectators, but the game was cancelled due to the threat. The culture commissioner for the City of Stockholm has stated that the city council "has authority over who gets to play there, and that power will be used" if the situation does not get under control.
The first event at the stadium was a football match between Superettan sides Hammarby IF and Örgryte IS on 20 July 2013. The match, which ended in a 0–0 draw, brought in 29,175 spectators, setting a new record for highest attendance at a Superettan match.The following day, a crowd of 27,798 attended Djurgårdens IF's inaugural match at Tele2 Arena, a 1–2 defeat by IFK Norrköping.
|27 July 2013||Gyllene Tider||2013 Summer Tour||23,082|
|24 August 2013||Kent, Lars Winnerbäck, Robyn||Inauguration concerts||39,714|
|26 November 2013||Volbeat||Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Live||9,152|
|28 February 2014||Avicii||True Tour||69,725|
|1 March 2014|
|10 May 2014||Justin Timberlake||The 20/20 Experience World Tour||26,602|
|1 June 2014||Aerosmith||Global Warming Tour|
|1 July 2014||The Rolling Stones||14 On Fire||37,009|
|9 July 2015||Paul McCartney||Out There||23,579|
|14 November 2015||Madonna||Rebel Heart Tour||40,557|
|29 April 2016||Adele||Adele Live 2016||31,069|
|4 July 2016||Rihanna||Anti World Tour||34,956|
|10 September 2016||Red Hot Chili Peppers||The Getaway World Tour|
|29 September 2016||Justin Bieber||Purpose World Tour||79,380|
|30 September 2016|
|15 December 2016||Kent||Avskedsturnén||113,400|
|16 December 2016|
|17 December 2016|
|6 May 2017||Kiss||The KISSWORLD 2017 Tour||24 334|
|17 June 2017||Celine Dion||Celine Dion Live 2017||21,699|
|1 June 2018||Iron Maiden||Legacy of the Beast World Tour||37,221|
|2 May 2019||Swedish House Mafia||Save The World Reunion Tour 2019||114,629|
|3 May 2019|
|4 May 2019|
|5 June 2019||Bon Jovi||This House Is Not For Sale Tour||35, 419|
|8 June 2019||Eagles||2019 World Tour|
|3 August 2019||Pink||Beautiful Trauma Tour||33,943|
|40,557||Madonna||Concert||14 November 2015|
|40,000||Iron Maiden||Concert||1 June 2018|
|40,000||Avicii||Concert||1 March 2014|
|39,714||Kent, Lars Winnerbäck, Robyn, Zhala||Concert||26 August 2013|
|38,209||Swedish House Mafia||Concert||2 May 2019|
|37,009||Rolling Stones||Concert||2 July 2014|
|35,000||Avicii||Concert||28 February 2014|
|31,756||Hammarby IF vs Östersunds FK||2016 Allsvenskan||4 April 2016|
|Season||Djurgårdens IF||Hammarby IF||Ref|
|Division||GP||Season Average||Highest Gate||Lowest Gate||Division||GP||Season Average||Highest Gate||Lowest Gate|
|2013||Allsvenskan||8||15,858||27,798||vs IFK Norrköping||10,079||vs Åtvidabergs FF||Superettan||8||14,145||29,175||vs Örgryte IS||7,886||vs Östersunds FK|
|2014||Allsvenskan||15||13,145||25,175||vs AIK||7,454||vs Örebro||Superettan||15||20,451||31,074||vs Ljungskile SK||11,936||vs Husqvarna FF|
|2015||Allsvenskan||15||15,482||27,428||vs Hammarby||8,772||vs Helsingborgs IF||Allsvenskan||15||25,507||30,869||vs Kalmar FF||18,173||vs Gelfe IF|
|2016||Allsvenskan||15||13,393||24,900||vs Hammarby||6,724||vs Jönköpings SIF||Allsvenskan||15||22,885||31,756||vs Östersunds FK||18,119||vs Falkenberg FF|
|2017||Allsvenskan||15||16,241||26,648||vs IK Sirius||10,255||vs AFC Eskilstuna||Allsvenskan||15||22,137||30,671||vs Kalmar FF||17,403||vs IK Sirius|
|2018||Allsvenskan||15||12,307||24,396||vs Hammarby||7,608||vs IF Elfsborg||Allsvenskan||15||23,680||31,810||vs BK Häcken||17,896||vs IF Elfsborg|
|2019||Allsvenskan||15||15,958||28,258||vs Örebro||9,609||vs Östersunds FK||Allsvenskan||15||24,232||31,337||vs Kalmar FF||18,475||vs FF Falkenberg|
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Two football teams from Stockholm, Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens IF, have played their home games at Tele2 Arena since July 2013. Another Stockholm club, IF Brommapojkarna, have occasionally played matches against the other Stockholm teams at Tele2 Arena instead of at their usual home ground, Grimsta IP.
The official inauguration took place on 24 August 2013, featuring Swedish artists Robyn, Lars Winnerbäck and Kent, but the first concert at Tele2 Arena had already taken place on 27 July 2013, with Swedish band Gyllene Tider performing.
Paul McCartney played at Tele2 Arena on 9 July 2015 as part of the European leg of his Out There Tour.
Madonna visited Tele2 Arena with her Rebel Heart Tour on 14 November 2015, attracting over 39,000 people.
On 28 February and 1 March 2014, Swedish super star Avicii made two sold-out concerts with 35,000 and 40,000 spectators, respectively.
The Rolling Stones played at Tele2 Arena on 1 July 2014 as part of the European leg of their 14 On Fire tour. It was the band's 26th ever appearance in Sweden.
In 2015, the American football World Championship was to be hosted in Stockholm, with Tele2 Arena as the only venue.
On 24 January 2015, the Arena hosted UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson, a mixed martial arts card headlined by Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson and American fighter Anthony Johnson.
In 2015 and 2016, the Swedish Bandy Finals have been held at the arena. In addition, Hammarby IF have played single matches here.
Adele performed at the arena as a part of her Adele Live 2016 Tour on 29 April 2016.
Rihanna performed at the arena as a part of her Anti World Tour on 4 July 2016. [ better source needed ]
Superstar Justin Bieber performed at the arena as a part of his Purpose World Tour on 29 and 30 September 2016.
On 17 June 2017, for her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour, Canadian superstar Celine Dion performed in front of a crowd of a less than average 21,699, selling out almost instantly. She interestingly decided to divide the stadium in half for her show, citing “Better experience for the audience and for logistical reasons”.
The Swedish superstar trio Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello performed three reunion shows as the Swedish House Mafia at the Tele2 Arena from 2 to 4 May 2019, after they split up in March 2013 ending their One Last Tour at the Ultra Music Festival. Tickets for these shows sold out fast; more than 120,000 tickets were sold within 5 minutes.
Hammarby IF Fotbollförening, more commonly known as Hammarby Fotboll or Hammarby, is a Swedish football club from Stockholm founded in 1915. The club is based at Tele2 Arena in Johanneshov but founded in the neighbouring Södermalm district of Stockholm City Centre, an area the club considers its heartland.
Allsvenskan is a Swedish professional league for men's association football clubs. It was founded in 1924, and is the top tier of the Swedish football league system, operating on a system of promotion and relegation with Superettan. Seasons run from late March or early April to the beginning of November, with the 16 clubs all meeting each other twice, resulting in a 30-match season, for a total of 240 matches league-wide.
Superettan is an association football league and the second highest league in the league system of Swedish men's football. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Allsvenskan and Division 1. Seasons run from April to October, with teams playing 30 matches each, totalling 240 matches in the season.
Djurgårdens IF Fotbollsförening – commonly known as Djurgårdens IF, Djurgården Fotboll, Djurgården, and Djurgår'n, Dif or DIF – is the association football department of Djurgårdens IF. Founded 1891 on the island Djurgården, the club's home ground is Tele2 Arena, situated in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm.
Söderstadion(translated in English as Southern Stadium) was a football and bandy stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened in 1966 and closed in 2013, being replaced by nearby Tele2 Arena.
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The 2013–14 Svenska Cupen was the 58th season of Svenska Cupen and the second season with the current format. The winners of the competition earned a place in the second qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. If they had already qualified for European competition, the qualification spot would have gone to another team, determined by a number of factors.
In the 2014 season, Djurgårdens IF competed in the Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen. Per Olsson took over from Per-Mathias Høgmo as manager, after the Norwegian left the club to coach the Norway national football team. Djurgården finished 7th in Allsvenskan and in the groups stage of Svenska Cupen
The fixture between Djurgårdens IF and Hammarby IF is a local derby in Stockholm, Sweden. This important football rivalry traces its origin back to a tug-of-war tournament in 1894.
The 2015 Allsvenskan, part of the 2015 Swedish football season was the 91st season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The 2015 fixtures were released on 21 January 2015. The season started on 4 April 2015, when BK Häcken visited newly promoted Hammarby IF at Tele2 Arena and ended on 31 October 2015. Malmö FF were the defending champions from the 2014 season.
Football in Stockholm organises about 60,000 players and is governed by Stockholm Football Association since 1917. Stockholm has several of Sweden's leading football clubs, and the city is home to 39 teams in the national league system and more than 100 amateur leagues regulated by the Stockholm Football Association. At the moment there are three Stockholm teams in the first-tier Allsvenskan, four in the second-tier Superettan, four in the third-tier Division 1.
Jesper Karlström is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for Lech Poznań as a midfielder.
The 2017 Allsvenskan, part of the 2017 Swedish football season, is the 93rd season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The season began on 1 April 2017 and ended on 5 November the same year. Fixtures for the 2017 season were announced on 9 December 2016. A total of 16 teams participated.
The 2018 Allsvenskan, part of the 2018 Swedish football season, was the 94th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. A total of 16 teams participated.
The 2019 Allsvenskan, part of the 2019 Swedish football season, was the 95th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. A total of 16 teams participated. AIK were the defending champions after winning the title in the previous season.
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