Friends Arena

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Friends Arena
Friends Arena from inside.jpg
Former namesSwedbank Arena (2009–2012)
LocationSolna, Stockholm
Coordinates59°22′21″N 18°00′00″E / 59.37250°N 18.00000°E / 59.37250; 18.00000Coordinates: 59°22′21″N 18°00′00″E / 59.37250°N 18.00000°E / 59.37250; 18.00000
Broke ground7 December 2009[1]
Built2009–2012
Opened27 October 2012[2]
OwnerSwedish Football Association, Folksam, Solna Municipality, Jernhusen, PEAB, Fabege[3]
Construction cost2.8 billion SEK
( 300 million)
ArchitectBerg Arkitektkontor, Arkitekterna Krook & Tjäder, Populous[4]
Capacity50,000[5] (football)
65,000 (concerts)[2]
34,000 (speedway)[6]
Record attendance56,840 (Bruce Springsteen, 11 May 2013)[7] 49,967 (SwedenEngland, 14 November 2012)[8]
TenantsSweden national football team (2012–)
AIK Fotboll (2013–)
Speedway Grand Prix (2013–)

Friends Arena is a sports stadium in Solna in Sweden. It was opened in 2012, and mainly hosts soccer games.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inledande spadtag för nationalarenan" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "This is Friends Arena". friendsarena.se. Retrieved 9 April 2013.
  3. "Säljer del av Friends Arena" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television.
  4. "Frågor och svar" (in Swedish). friendsarena.se.
  5. Arena, Friends. "Vanliga frågor om Friends Arena - Friends Arena". www.friendsarena.se.
  6. "2013 Svandinavian SPG". speedwaygp.com. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  7. "Tack! Aldrig har det låtit så här bra" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.
  8. "SvFF Landslag - Svensk fotboll". www.svenskfotboll.se.

Other websites[change | change source]

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