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Basic facts Scandinavium

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Scandinavium is the second largest indoor arena in Sweden and accommodates sporting events, concerts, shows, exhibitions, trade fairs and corporate functions.

The arena was built in 1971 and receives over 700 000 visitors every year. The situation of Scandinavium is just in the city of Göteborg, surrounded by hotels, shops and restaurants. It’s impossible to list all the spectacular concerts and shows that have been held at Scandinavium since opening in 1971. Among the stars you recognize Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Deep Purple, Santana, ABBA, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Niel Young, U2, Depeche Mode, Prince, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, Back Street Boys, Sting, Sarah Brightman, Britney Spears, AC/DC etc.

Scandinavium has been selected as a championship arena approx. sixty times, hosting World Championships, European Championships, World Cup Finals and Davis Cup Finals. In 2002 the Ice Hockey World Championship was played at Scandinavium and in 2008 we welcome The World Figure Skating Championships.

The arena is the home of the annual Göteborg Horse Show, first held in the spring of 1977. Since then, almost 1.9 miljon visitors have seen the great stars competing in Göteborg, in showjumping as well as in dressage.

Scandinavium has three public restaurants and bars, Arena Restaurant & Bar, Brasserie Time Out and Pub Rinkside as well as a daily open McDonald´s restaurant.
Scandinavium offer´s a box office were you can buy tickets to almost every bigger event in Sweden.

CONTACT: +46 (0)31-368 45 00 (switchboard)

Basic facts

  • Opened 1971

  • Audience capacity for sport: 12 000

  • Audience capacity for music: 14 000
    (2 000 on arena floor)

  • Conference facilities: 20 – 2 000 delegates

  • VIP Gallery, VIP Lounge with 3 bars

  • Press Gallery: Places for disabled

  • Restaurant & Bar: 225 guests

  • Pub Rinkside

  • Brasserie: 250-300 guests

  • Kiosks

  • McDonald´s
    Arena floor:
    - Ice hockey 1 800 sq m.
    - Entire floor 4 100 sq m.

  • Public foyer: 3 000 sq m

  • TV facilities: Complete TV studio to
    broadcast quality.

  • Video wall

  • Unobstructed roof height: 14 m

  • Ice hockey sideboards made of tempered glass, designed for
    switch to NHL rink dimensions.



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