Tele2 Arena

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Tele2 Arena
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Tele2 Arena
Former namesStockholmsarenan (2008–2012)
Location Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates 59°17′27″N18°05′07″E / 59.29081°N 18.08534°E / 59.29081; 18.08534
Owner City of Stockholm via SGA Fastigheter
Operator AEG Live
Capacity 45,000 (concerts)
30,000 [1] (sports)
28,000 (When the police is in charge of the max capacity, football only)
Record attendance39,338 (Madonna, 14 November 2015)
31,810 (HammarbyBK Häcken, 4 November 2018)
Surface Artificial turf
Broke ground10 September 2010 [2]
Opened20 July 2013
Construction cost SEK 2.7 billion (estimated) [3]
€290 million
Main contractors Peab
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, [4] [5] 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. [6] [ non-primary source needed ]



During construction in June 2012. Tele2 Arena Globen.jpg
During construction in June 2012.

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. [7] 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. [8] It is decided that Tele2 Arena will be the national stadium of Swedish speedway and American football. [9]

Aerial view of Tele2 Arena and Avicii Arena, then Ericsson Globe, April 2018. Tele2 Arena and Ericsson Globe.jpg
Aerial view of Tele2 Arena and Avicii Arena, then Ericsson Globe, April 2018.

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. [10] Instead, the match against Sandvikens AIK on 10 January 2014 was played in Tele2 Arena. [11] [12]

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. [13] [14]

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. [15] The following day, a crowd of 27,798 attended Djurgårdens IF's inaugural match at Tele2 Arena, a 1–2 defeat by IFK Norrköping. [16]

List of concerts

27 July 2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Gyllene Tider 2013 Summer Tour23,082
24 August 2013 Flag of Sweden.svg Kent, Lars Winnerbäck, Robyn Inauguration concerts39,714
26 November 2013 Flag of Denmark.svg Volbeat Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Live 9,152
28 February 2014 Flag of Sweden.svg Avicii True Tour 69,725
1 March 2014
10 May 2014 Flag of the United States.svg Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience World Tour 26,602
1 June 2014 Flag of the United States.svg Aerosmith Global Warming Tour
1 July 2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg The Rolling Stones 14 On Fire 37,009
9 July 2015 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Paul McCartney Out There 23,579
14 November 2015 Flag of the United States.svg Madonna Rebel Heart Tour 40,557
29 April 2016 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Adele Adele Live 2016 31,069
4 July 2016 Flag of Barbados.svg Rihanna Anti World Tour 34,956
10 September 2016 Flag of the United States.svg Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway World Tour
29 September 2016 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour 79,380
30 September 2016
15 December 2016 Flag of Sweden.svg Kent Avskedsturnén113,400
16 December 2016
17 December 2016
6 May 2017 Flag of the United States.svg Kiss The KISSWORLD 2017 Tour 24 334
17 June 2017 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Celine Dion Celine Dion Live 2017 21,699
1 June 2018 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast World Tour 37,221
2 May 2019 Flag of Sweden.svg Swedish House Mafia Save The World Reunion Tour 2019 114,629
3 May 2019
4 May 2019
5 June 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Bon Jovi This House Is Not For Sale Tour 35, 419
8 June 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Eagles 2019 World Tour
3 August 2019 Flag of the United States.svg Pink Beautiful Trauma Tour 33,943

Highest attendances

40,557 Madonna Concert 14 November 2015 [17]
40,000Iron Maiden Concert 1 June 2018 [18]
40,000 Avicii Concert 1 March 2014 [19]
39,714Kent, Lars Winnerbäck, Robyn, Zhala Concert 26 August 2013 [20]
38,209 Swedish House Mafia Concert 2 May 2019
37,009Rolling Stones Concert 2 July 2014 [21]
35,000Avicii Concert 28 February 2014 [22]
31,756Hammarby IF vs Östersunds FK 2016 Allsvenskan 4 April 2016 [23]

Average attendances

SeasonDjurgårdens IFHammarby IFRef
DivisionGPSeason AverageHighest GateLowest GateDivisionGPSeason AverageHighest GateLowest Gate
2013Allsvenskan815,85827,798vs IFK Norrköping 10,079vs Åtvidabergs FF Superettan814,14529,175vs Örgryte IS 7,886vs Östersunds FK [24] [25]
2014Allsvenskan1513,14525,175vs AIK 7,454vs Örebro Superettan1520,45131,074vs Ljungskile SK 11,936vs Husqvarna FF [26] [27]
2015Allsvenskan1515,48227,428vs Hammarby 8,772vs Helsingborgs IF Allsvenskan1525,50730,869vs Kalmar FF 18,173vs Gelfe IF [28]
2016Allsvenskan1513,39324,900vs Hammarby 6,724vs Jönköpings SIF Allsvenskan1522,88531,756vs Östersunds FK 18,119vs Falkenberg FF [29]
2017Allsvenskan1516,24126,648vs IK Sirius 10,255vs AFC Eskilstuna Allsvenskan1522,13730,671vs Kalmar FF 17,403vs IK Sirius [30]
2018Allsvenskan1512,30724,396vs Hammarby 7,608vs IF Elfsborg Allsvenskan1523,68031,810vs BK Häcken 17,896vs IF Elfsborg [31]
2019Allsvenskan1515,95828,258vs Örebro 9,609vs Östersunds FK Allsvenskan1524,23231,337vs Kalmar FF 18,475vs FF Falkenberg [32]


Tele2 Arena lit up in green during a Hammarby football game in 2016 Tele2 Arena May 2016.jpg
Tele2 Arena lit up in green during a Hammarby football game in 2016

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. [33]

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.

The national bandy final for women in 2015 Kareby IS-AIK, 13 mars 2015 32.jpg
The national bandy final for women in 2015

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. [34] [ 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.

See also

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