The arena

This is Avicii Arena

The world’s largest spherical building

One of Sweden’s most beloved and visited arenas and an iconic part of the capital’s skyline. A landmark for Stockholm and Sweden.

Many have experienced the goals, songs, performances and magic since the opening ceremony in 1989. Over 25 million visitors, actually. When David Bowie and Whitney Houston were on stage, when Sweden won the World Cup in ice hockey or when the Pope held a Mass.

On May 19, 2021, the arena was named Avicii Arena – not only a tribute to one of the greatest Swedish artists of our time, but the iconic building is now also a symbol and hub for initiatives focused on young people’s mental health.

Avicii Arena
Prins Bertil inviger

Inauguration

On February 19, 1989, Prince Bertil cut the ribbon and the world’s largest spherical building was inaugurated, then named Stockholm Globe Arena.

Rekordsnabbt bygge

Record-breaking construction

The arena was designed by Berg Arkitektkontor AB and built in just 2,5 years.

Det första evenemanget

The first event

The first major event was the World Cup in ice hockey in 1989. The arena was built with the aim of getting it ready for that championship.

Kapacitet koncert

Audience capacity concert

At concerts, the capacity is 16,500+ depending on the position of the stage and the production of the event.

Kapacitet sport

Audience capacity sport

At sporting events, the capacity is 13,000+. It takes about 8 hours to transform the arena from hockey rink to concert.

Skyview

Take a ride

SkyView was inaugurated in 2010. It´s the world-class attraction that takes you to the top of Avicii Arena with a fantastic view encompassing all of Stockholm.

Mia Skäringer

Wow-moments

Mia Skäringer, 2019

She can be proud of the largest number of sold shows for one touring production in the arena. With the performance Avig Maria – No More Fucks To Give, Mia Skäringer sold out Avicii Arena 6 (!) times.

Nelson Mandela

Wow-moments

Nelson Mandela, 1990

The arena had existed for around a year when one of the greatest freedom fighters in history gave a speech in the arena. Nelson Mandela had been a free man for a month and Sweden became the first country outside Africa he visited.

Metallica

Wow-moments

Metallica, 2018

The hard rock giants broke the audience record – for the third time. Just two days after Metallica took back the audience record, the band broke their own record when 17,303 fans came to the second gig of their Worldwired Tour.

Tre Kronor

Wow-moments

Tre Kronor, World Cup 2013

Hockey history was written when the gold heroes lifted the trophy in front of a home crowd in euphoria – as the first country to win the World Cup on home ground since 1986.