In the south of Stockholm you will find the largest spherical building in the world. Officially the name is Avicii Arena (previous: Ericsson Globe) but you will usually hear the nickname “Globen”. The sphere is part of a complex with several event halls, a shopping center, a hotel,… It is also one of the places where you can see Stockholm from the air.
National hockey matches are held in Globen. Several teams have already played their home games here. Other indoor sports competitions are also played in Globen. It is also home to concerts of major international artists from The Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. In 2016 the Eurovision Song Contest was held there (and I was there!). Also in 2000, the Eurovision Song Contest took place here.
Fun fact: Globen represents the sun in the solar system that you find, at a scale of 1:20 million in Sweden.
Stockholm Globe City
Building this globe took 2.5 years. When the building opened on February 19, 1989, it was called Stockholm Globe Arena. On February 2, 2009 the name changed to Ericsson Globe and in May 2021 it was renamed Avicii Arena, in tribute to the Swedish DJ and to bring mental health under the attention.
In addition to Globen, Hovet, Annexet and Tele2 Arena are also part of the complex.
Globen in numbers
- Height: 85 meters
- Diameter: 110 meters
- Volume: 605,000 cubic meters
- Capacity: 16,000 people for concerts, 13,850 for ice hockey matches
Globen practical information
How do you reach Globen?
Globen is located about 5 km from the center of Stockholm in the Johanneshov district. The easiest way is to take the green metro line to the “Globen” stop. From here you can easily reach the entrance of the event hall.
Address: Globentorget 2, Stockholm
In the neighborhood
- Quality Hotel Globe
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