Avicii Arena, originally known as Stockholm Globe Arena and previously as Ericsson Globe, but commonly referred to in Swedish simply as Globen, is an indoor arena located in Stockholm Globe City, Johanneshov district of Stockholm, Sweden.
Globen was inaugurated on 19 February 1989 after a construction period of fewer than three years. The first major events were Melodifestivalen, the Ice Hockey World Championships, and the Men's European Volleyball Championships.
Avicii Arena is the largest hemispherical building on Earth and took two and a half years to build. It has a diameter of 110 meters and an inner height of 85 meters. The volume of the building is 605,000 cubic meters and it has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts and 13,850 for ice hockey. In the upper area, there are 40 VIP boxes and a restaurant.
The steel, concrete, and glass construction designed by the architect Berg Arkitektkontor AB is supported by a MERO space structure. It represents the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, the world's largest scale model of the Solar System.
The Globe is primarily used for ice hockey and is the former home arena of AIK, Djurgårdens IF, and Hammarby IF. It is also used for musical performances as well as other sports than ice hockey, for example, futsal (indoor football).
The arena has been the home of the finals of Sveriges Television's yearly music competition Melodifestivalen until 2012. The show returns to the arena for the first three heats of the 2022 competition. Ericsson Globe hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000 and 2016.
In March 2021, it hosted the World Figure Skating Championships despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2021, it hosted the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Stockholm 2021.
SkyView is the attraction that takes you up along the outside of the Avicii Arena inside two specially designed glass gondolas. From the top, at 130 meters above sea level, you have a fantastic view of the entire city of Stockholm. Skyview is open in the Spring, Autumn, and Winter, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 am to 5 pm. There are extended opening hours in the summer.
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