Like a giant UFO, the Globe Are­na looms over south­ern Stock­holm. The Skyview cap­sule on top of the build­ing is one of Stock­holm’s most recent attrac­tions. The are­na is locat­ed in the Johan­neshov dis­trict, south of Söder­malm. Since 2009, the Globe Are­na has been offi­cial­ly known as the Eric­s­son Globe.

globe arena in stockholm

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Swe­den

The Globen Are­na was designed by Berg Archi­tects as the world’s largest hemi­spher­i­cal build­ing. Due to its dis­tinc­tive shape and vis­i­bil­i­ty for miles, it soon became a mod­ern sym­bol of Stock­holm. The are­na opened in 1989, has a diam­e­ter of 110 meters and a ceil­ing height of 85 meters.ericsson-globe

The are­na is used as a mul­ti­func­tion­al hall and orga­nizes sports com­pe­ti­tions, cul­tur­al events and con­certs. The first major com­pe­ti­tion held here was the 1989 world cham­pi­onship hock­ey. Inter­na­tion­al stars such as the Rolling Stones, Bruce Spring­steen and Luciano Pavarot­ti per­formed at the Globe Are­na to an audi­ence of 16,000 peo­ple.

Skyview attraction

In 2010, a new attrac­tion opened at the Eric­s­son Globe: the skyview attrac­tion. It con­sists of two spher­i­cal glass gon­do­las attached to rails on the side of the sphere. Each gon­do­la has room for six­teen peo­ple who can enjoy an incred­i­ble panoram­ic view of Stock­holm from the top of the Globen, 130 meters above sea lev­el.skyview attraction

The area around the Globe Are­na has been trans­formed into a new micro-city known as Globe City. The area boasts a shop­ping arcade with over 150 shops. Near­by are two more indoor are­nas (Annex­et and Hov­et), as well as two out­door sta­di­ums. The most recent, Tele2 Are­na, opened in 2013.

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The Globe Are­na is main­ly used for ice hock­ey and is the home are­na of sev­er­al Stock­holm teams. The are­na has a capac­i­ty of 13,850 for hock­ey games, but is also used for musi­cal per­for­mances and oth­er sports such as fut­sal. The first inter­na­tion­al game in Globen took place between Ham­mar­by IF (Swe­den) and Joker­it (Fin­land) a cou­ple of weeks before the grand open­ing, although the play­ers were only 12 years old at the time (born in 1977) and it was a friend­ly match. Since 2002, the are­na has been home to the finale of Sveriges Tele­vi­sion’s annu­al music com­pe­ti­tion “Melod­ifes­ti­valen”. Eric­s­son Globe host­ed the Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test 2000 and Euro­vi­sion 2016.

If you have already explored the Are­na and oth­er sights of the city, then why not take a trip around Stock­holm? Here you will find a lot of new expe­ri­ences.