Ericsson Globe

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Ericsson Globe
Ericsson globe logo.jpg
Globen Stockholm February 2007.jpg
The Ericsson Globe during night
Former names Stockholm Globe Arena (1989-2009)
Location Johanneshov, Stockholm
Owner SGA Fastigheter
Capacity 13,850 (ice hockey)
16,000 (concerts)
Record attendance 16,531 (Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson, 5 June 2014)[1]
Broke ground 10 September 1986 (1986-09-10)
Built 1986–1989
Opened 19 February 1989 (1989-02-19)
Architect Svante Berg, Lars Vretblad
Sweden men's national ice hockey team

Ericsson Globe (originally known as Stockholm Globe Arena) is the national indoor arena of Sweden, located in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm (Stockholm Globe City). The Ericsson Globe is currently the largest hemispherical building in the world and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large white ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 metres (279 feet). The volume of the building is 605,000 cubic metres (21,188,800 cubic feet). It has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts, and 13,850 for ice hockey.

It represents the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, the world's largest scale model of the Solar System.[2]

On February 2, 2009, the naming rights to the Stockholm Globe Arena were officially acquired by Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, and it became known as the Ericsson Globe.[3]


The Globe is primarily used for ice hockey, and is the former home arena of AIK, Djurgårdens IF, and Hammarby IF. It opened in 1989 and seats 13,850 for ice hockey games, but is also used for musical performances as well as other sports than ice hockey, for example futsal (indoor football). It is owned by FCA fastigheter. The third team to play a home game in their league was Huddinge IK (three home games there, all in 1993), followed by Hammarby IF (20 home games in The Globen to this day) and AC Camelen (one game in 1998, in the sixth level league, with 92 spectators). The first international game played in Globen was 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 1977) and it was a friendly game. The arena has been the home of the finals of Sveriges Television's yearly music competition Melodifestivalen since 2002. Ericsson Globe also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 and has been chosen to host it again in 2016.

Notable events

Event Year
European Men's Volleyball Championships 1989[4]
Ice Hockey World Championships 1989,[5] 1995,[6] 2012,[7] 2013
Melodifestivalen 1989,[8] 2002–2012[9]
Eric Clapton's Journeyman World Tour 1990[10]
Monsters of Rock festival 1990,[11]
World Cup of Hockey 1996, 2004[12]
Men's World Floorball Championships 1996,[12] 2006
Spice Girls's Spiceworld Tour 1998
NHL Challenge Series 2000, 2001, 2003
Eurovision Song Contest 2000, 2016[12]
MTV Europe Music Awards 2000[12]
Eminem Anger Management Tour 2001[12]
European Men's Handball Championships 2002[12]
European Men's Basketball Championships 2003[12]
Anastacia's Live at Last Tour 2004
Cher's Living Proof: The Farewell Tour 2004
Cirque du Soleil - Delirium 2007
Swedish Idol Final 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Celine Dion's Taking Chances World Tour 2008
Metallica's World Magnetic Tour 2009
Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown World Tour 2009
Britney Spears's The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009
Britney Spears's The Femme Fatale Tour 2011
Rihanna's Loud Tour 2011
Rammstein's Made In Germany 1995-2011 Tour 2012
Ultimate Fighting Championship 2012[13]
Top Gear Live 2012
Starcraft II World Championship Series European Finals 2012[14]
Born This Way Ball Tour 2012
Jennifer Lopez's Dance Again World Tour 2012[15]
The Killers's Battle Born World Tour 2013
The Truth About Love Tour 2013
Beyoncé's The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013
Rihanna's Diamonds World Tour 2013[16]
Justin Bieber's Believe Tour 2013
Depeche Mode's The Delta Machine Tour 2013
Bruno Mars' The Moonshine Jungle Tour 2013
Miley Cyrus' Bangerz Tour 2014
Pharrell Williams's Dear Girl Tour 2014
Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball 2014
Ed Sheeran's x Tour 2014
2015 European Figure Skating Championships 2015
Kylie Minogue's Kiss Me Once Tour 2015
Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour 2015
Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint Tour 2015
Ariana Grande's The Honeymoon Tour 2015
U2's Innocence + Experience Tour 2015
Imagine Dragons's Smoke + Mirrors Tour 2015
Muse's Drones World Tour 2016
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 2016

NHL ice hockey

The NHL premiere 2011-2012. Anaheim vs NY Rangers.

The arena hosted NHL Challenge series, when teams from the NHL came to Sweden to play against Swedish teams: the Vancouver Canucks in 2000, the Colorado Avalanche in 2001 and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2003.

The first two games of the 2008–09 season of the NHL, between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins were played in the Globen, although the rink was altered to NHL specifications.[17]

The first two games of the 2009-10 season of the NHL, a home-and-home series between the St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings October 2–3.[18]

The first two games of the 2010-11 season of the NHL, a home-and-home series between the San Jose Sharks and Columbus Blue Jackets took place on October 8 and 9, 2010. The game on October 8 was won by San Jose Sharks 3-2. The second game, on October 9, was won 3-2 in overtime by Columbus Blue Jackets.

The venue once again played host to two NHL Premiere games for the 2011–12 NHL season as the New York Rangers played the Los Angeles Kings on October 7 and Anaheim Ducks on October 8.[19]

Notable appearances

Pope John Paul II held a mass in the arena in 1989 as the first pope to hold a mass in Sweden.

Other notable appearances at the arena have included Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela.

American rapper Eminem performed in 2001 with the tour "The Anger Management Tour", First and only ever appearance in Sweden for the rapper Eminem, due the cancel 2005.

American superstar Mariah Carey performed at the arena during her Charmbracelet World Tour on October 5, 2003.

American singer Cher performed during her marathon Living Proof: The Farewell Tour on June 15, 2004.

Justin Timberlake performed for 15,000 fans in 2007 with the show of his tour FutureSex/LoveShow.

Canadian Young Money-rapper Drake performed s sold-out show for his Club Paradise Tour in April 2012.

Lady Gaga performed 30th and 31 August 2012 as part of her Born This Way Ball Tour and 30 September 2014 on her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball.

Jennifer Lopez performed on the 5th of November 2012 on her Dance Again World Tour.

Soundgarden performed in September 1995.


A small cottage bolted to the top of the Globe.

A small cottage in aluminum with a 12-square-metre (130 sq ft) base was placed upon the Globe on May 26, 2009. The artist's intention with the arrangement is to illustrate two important symbols for Sweden: the high-technology Globe building and the traditional, simple small countryside cottage in Falu red with house corners painted in white. The house was positioned some distance from the exact top position of the Globe. The artist hopes he will eventually manage to place a similar cottage on the Moon. The cottage remained on the Globe until October 2009.[20][21]


Assembly using helicopter 6 November 2009

Skyview is an exterior inclined elevator which transport passengers onto the top of the arena.

It has two spherical gondolas, each able to accommodate up to 16 passengers, which travel along parallel tracks on the exterior of the south side of the globe.[citation needed]

Skyview opened in February 2010 and carried 160,000 people during its first year of operation.[citation needed] It provides virtually unobstructed views over Stockholm, and during the summer and on weekends all available tours can sell out, so pre-booking is recommended.[citation needed]

Image gallery

See also


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  2. "Sweden Solar System: English summary". Sweden Solar System. Retrieved 2009-11-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Press release for Ericsson naming rights" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-02-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Neovius, Lennart (2003-02-22). "EM 1989 - ett historiskt ögonblick". Swedish Volleyball Association. Retrieved 2009-06-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  6. Söderberg, Anna. "Drömfinalen i VM 1995" (PDF). Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved 2009-06-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  7. "Ericsson Globe -". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-05-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "80-talet" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 2009-06-06.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "2000-talet" (in Swedish). SVT. Retrieved 2009-06-06.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. see Journeyman World Tour.
  11. Monsters of rock#1990 European Tour
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 "Stockholm Globe Arenas, Company presentation, history & facts" (PDF). Stockholm Globe Arenas. Retrieved 2009-06-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "UFC Sets its Sights on Sweden". UFC. 2012-01-05. Retrieved 2012-01-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-07-27). "WCS Europe Finals to Take Place in Sweden's Ericsson Globe - StarCraft II". Retrieved 2013-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Dance Again World Tour[dead link]
  16. "Live | RihannaRihanna". p. 4. Retrieved 2013-10-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. Anderson, Shelly (2008-10-03). "Rink little short of NHL standards". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-10-03. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  19. "Premiere 2011 teams, locations revealed". 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  21. Video sequence showing the lifting of the cottage, SVT-play May 26, 2009. (The sequence starts automatically within a few seconds.)

External links

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