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AIK Fotboll

13 May - 28 August  Friends Arena

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Hammarby Fotboll

16 May - 29 August  Tele2 Arena

Sports

Djurgården Fotboll

23 May - 23 August  Tele2 Arena

Sports

Swedish men’s national football team

29 May - 12 October  Friends Arena

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Globen Padel

31 May  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Alicia Keys

15 June  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

KISS

19 June  Tele2 Arena

Music/Show

Elton John

17 - 18 September  Tele2 Arena

Other

The 1975 - canceled - Copy

24 - 25 September  Annexet

Music/Show

Deep Purple

25 September  Hovet

Music/Show

Al Pitcher

23 October  Hovet

Music/Show

Crossroads - Symphonic Rock In Concert

23 October  Ericsson Globe

Sports

CS:GO Major

4 - 7 November  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Heilung

4 November  Annexet

Sports

Sweden International Horse Show

25 - 28 November  Friends Arena

Music/Show

Takida

11 December  Hovet

Music/Show

Brockhampton - postponed

18 January  Annexet

Music/Show

Cirque Du Soleil Corteo

3 - 6 February  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Ozzy Osbourne

19 February  Friends Arena

Music/Show

Hans Zimmer Live

20 February  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Seven Worlds One Planet (BBC)

6 March  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Bryan Adams

21 April  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Sparks

29 April  Annexet

Music/Show

Suede

10 May  Annexet

Music/Show

Trevor Noah

25 May  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Jeff Dunham

28 May  Hovet

Music/Show

Isaac and The Soul Company

4 June  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Gabriel Iglesias

9 June  Hovet

Music/Show

Green Day

11 June  Tele2 Arena

Music/Show

Pet Shop Boys

15 June  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Céline Dion

20 August  Friends Arena

Music/Show

The Weeknd

13 September  Ericsson Globe

Music/Show

Den lilla sjöjungfrun

19 March  Ericsson Globe

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One of Sweden's most traditional arenas was inaugurated as early as 1955 as an open arena. The roof was added in 1963 and today it is a multi-arena which, in addition to many hockey games, is also popular for concerts as well as other events.

 

Facts

 

Inaugurated: November 4, 1955
Architects: Paul Hedqvist (responsible architect), David Jawerth (roof designer)

...DN announced a competition to find a name for the arena? Among many suggestions were "The refrigerator" and "Finally" (from someone who was tired of waiting for a hockey arena).

The arena was eventually named Johanneshovs isstadion and in 1989 it was officially renamed Hovet (the nickname for Johanneshovs isstadion)

 

 

Audience capacity sport: ca 8 100

 

Audience capacity concert: ca 9000

Wow-moments

 

Sweden-Norway, 1955

The first hockey game was played at the inauguration - an international game that Sweden won with 7-2. The World Cup tournament at the same venue 8 years later became a great sporting and financial success that contributed to the interest in hockey exploding in Sweden.

ABBA, 1979

One of the world's most successful and beloved pop groups of all time got the whole Hovet dancing. It was ABBA's last arena gig in Sweden and "… ovations and applause after almost every song.",as it says in a newspaper review from then.

European Championship in boxing, 1957

Hovet has been used for other sports than hockey. Look closely at the picture and you see the boxing ring where Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson himself defended his title by a knockout in the fifth round against Henry Cooper.

The Beatles, 1964

"Twist and shout", "I want to hold your hand", "Can´t buy me love", "A hard day´s night". For 8 kr, the Swedish audience could experience these classics when The Beatles performed with 4 concerts during two summer evenings.

Lauryn Hill, 2019

The late 90's most influential album "The miseducation of Lauryn Hill" celebrated 20 years and one of the biggest R&B/hip hop stars of our time chose to celebrate at Hovet. A crowded arena witnessed her still unfailing flow between rap and great soul.

 

Stevie Wonder

We wish those days could come back once more - the two times the living legend was on the stage of Hovet. The first time was on his 31st birthday in 1981, followed by a long-awaited return in 1989.