Globe celebrates 30 years, February 2019
|Former names||Stockholm Globe Arena (1989–2009)|
|Location||121 77 Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Owner||City of Stockholm via SGA Fastigheter|
|Capacity||13,850 (ice hockey)|
|Record attendance||17,303 (Metallica, 5 May 2018)|
|Broke ground||10 September 1986|
|Opened||19 February 1989|
|Architect||Svante Berg, Lars Vretblad|
|Sweden men's national ice hockey team|
Djurgårdens IF Hockey
Ericsson Globe, originally known as Stockholm Globe Arena and commonly referred to in Swedish simply as Globen (pronounced [ˈɡluːbɛn] (listen); "the Globe"), is an indoor arena located in Stockholm Globe City, Johanneshov district of Stockholm, Sweden.
The Ericsson Globe is the largest hemispherical building on Earth and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large white ball, it has a diameter of 110 meters (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 meters (279 feet). The volume of the building is 605,000 cubic meters (21,188,800 cubic feet). It has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts, and 13,850 for ice hockey.
Globen was inaugurated on 19 February 1989 after a construction period of less than three years. The first major sporting event was the 1989 World Ice Hockey Championships.
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 has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 and Eurovision Song Contest 2016. It will host several matches of the 2023 World Men's Handball Championship with Sweden co-hosting alongside Poland.
|Gary Moore After the War Tour||1989|
|Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour||1989|
|European Men's Volleyball Championships||1989|
|Ice Hockey World Championships||1989, 1995, 2012, 2013|
|Eric Clapton's Journeyman World Tour||1990|
|Tina Turner – Foreign Affair: The Farewell Tour||1990|
|Monsters of Rock festival||1990|
|Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion World Tour||1991|
|Janet Jackson's Janet World Tour||1995|
|Tina Turner – Wildest Dreams Tour||1996|
|World Cup of Hockey||1996, 2004|
|Men's World Floorball Championships||1996, 2006|
|Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope Tour||1998|
|Spice Girls' Spiceworld Tour||1998|
|Backstreet Boys' Into the Millennium Tour||1999|
|Britney Spears' Oops!... I Did It Again Tour||2000|
|NHL Challenge Series||2000, 2001, 2003|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2000||2000|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||2000|
|Eminem Anger Management Tour||2001|
|Westlife Where Dreams Come True Tour||2001|
|European Men's Handball Championships||2002|
|European Men's Basketball Championships||2003|
|Shania Twain's Up! Tour||2004|
|Anastacia's Live at Last Tour||2004|
|Britney Spears's The Onyx Hotel Tour||2004|
|Cher's Living Proof: The Farewell Tour||2004|
|Westlife's Turnaround Tour||2004|
|Cirque du Soleil – Delirium||2007|
|Swedish Idol Final||2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Celine Dion's Taking Chances World Tour||2008|
|Kylie Minogue's KylieX2008||2008|
|Tina Turner – Tina!: 50th Anniversary Tour||2009|
|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|
|Top Gear Live||2012|
|Starcraft II World Championship Series European Finals||2012|
|Born This Way Ball Tour||2012|
|Jennifer Lopez's Dance Again World Tour||2012|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Mariah Carey's The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour||2016|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2016||2016|
|The Dixie Chicks's DCX MMXVI World Tour||2016|
|Marcus and Martinus Together Tour||2017|
|Green Day's Revolution radio tour||2017|
|The Weeknd's Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour||2017|
|Ed Sheeran's ÷ Tour||2017|
|Enrique Iglesias's Sex and Love Tour||2017|
|Bruno Mars's 24K Magic World Tour||2017|
|Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool Tour||2017|
|Sam Smith's The Thrill of It All Tour||2018|
|Katy Perry's Witness: The Tour||2018|
|Shania Twain's Shania Now Tour||2018|
|Marcus and Martinus Moments Tour||2018|
|Kygo, Kids in Love Tour||2018|
|DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018||2018|
|Nicki Minaj and Juice Wrld's The Nicki Wrld Tour||2019|
|NHL Global Series||2019|
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 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.
American rapper Eminem performed in 2001 with "The Anger Management Tour". The first appearance in Sweden for the rapper Eminem owing to cancellation of the 2005 tour. He was back in the arena in 2018 with "Revival Tour".
Justin Timberlake performed for 15,000 fans in 2007 with the show of his tour FutureSex/LoveShow. Nine years later in the same arena, he was invited to an interval act of Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Soundgarden performed in September 1995.
Gary Moore was the first rock act to appear The Globe on 8 April 1989, as part of his After The War world tour.
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[who?] 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.
Skyview is an exterior inclined elevator which transports visitors to the top of the arena for a virtually unobstructed view of Stockholm.
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.
Skyview opened in February 2010 and carried 160,000 people during its first year of operation.
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