The world’s largest spherical building
Ericsson Globe, the world’s largest spherical building, opened in 1989. A symbol both for Stockholm and Sweden, this is the arena that has hosted almost all major events during the past decades.
Ericsson Globe is the national arena for the Swedish national hockey team. This is the arena where Sweden won the hockey world championships (2013), the European handball championships (2002), where Nelson Mandela held a speech in 1990 and where world-class artists like U2, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have performed sold-out events. The heavy rockband Metallica set the attandence record on May 7th, 2018: 17 303 fans visited Ericsson Globe. In March 2016 a new WiFi network in the arena.
Facts Ericsson Globe
Inaugurated: February 19, 1989
Architects: Berg Arkitektkontor AB
Audience capacity sport: 13 850
Audience capacity concerts: +16 000
Known for: Its enormous flexibility and its red interior