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.
On February 19, 1989, Prince Bertil cut the ribbon and the world’s largest spherical building was inaugurated, then named Stockholm Globe Arena.
The arena was designed by Berg Arkitektkontor AB and built in just 2,5 years.
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.
Audience capacity concert
At concerts, the capacity is 16,500+ depending on the position of the stage and the production of the event.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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, 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.