Tele2 Arena 10 Years

Once upon a time…

there was a missing link in the arena infrastructure in our area. To meet the citys need for a modern multi-arena the decision to build Tele2 Arena was finalized in 2009. The following year, the first groundbreaking took place, marking the official start of constructionand the rest is history. A 10-year long history filled with fantastic moments and events. 

Tele2 Arena

The Making of a Modern Multi-Arena

In its finished state, the arena stood 35 meters high, 240 meters long, and 140-180 meters wide. The design was carried out by White Arkitekter, whose biggest challenge was the size of the plot – a strong and large structure had to be created on a very limited area. The solution? To make the arena smaller at the bottom and gradually larger higher up, giving the impression that it was hanging over its surroundings.

From Bandy Final to Football Match in 24 Hours

Over the years, the arena has hosted events on all types of surfaces, from grass and gravel to ice and parquet, with quick changes in between. Check out the video – where a bandy final turns into a football match the next day. The retractable roof has allowed us to offer concerts, sports, and shows year-round for 10 years, regardless of the weather.

Did you know...


Since we first opened our doors, we have had approximately 600 events and nearly 8 million visitors here.


Tele2 Arena meets UEFA’s and FIFA’s regulations for international football. All in all, there have been nearly 40,000 hours of football played here.


The arena was the first in Sweden to be classified as a “Miljöbyggnad” (Environmental Building) at the GOLD level – the highest rating in sustainable urban development.

Cool concerts

Tele2 Arena is truly the venue for the big global artists. Just take a look at the lineup below – and it’s just a selection.


Robbie Williams, 2017


Harry Styles, 2022


Celine Dion, 2017


The Rolling Stones, 2014


Aerosmith, 2014


PINK, 2019


KISS, 2017 och 2022

Rihanna Anti

Rihanna, 2016


Iron Maiden, 2018


Justin Bieber x 2, 2016


Adele, 2016


Swedish House Mafia x 3, 2019

Public Attendance Record

Pop icon Madonna made history in 2015 when she attracted 40,557 visitors to the arena, setting the attendance record for the Tele2 Arena. This fall, she is making a long-awaited comeback to the arena with her Celebration Tour, featuring her greatest hits from four decades. Welcome back! 

Major sporting events

As the home base for two of Stockholm’s Allsvenskan football teams, football takes center stage here. But not exclusively. Important ice hockey finals and major championships on both floors and gravel have also been hosted. 

Handbolls EM Sverige

European Handball Championships, 2020

Sporthändelser nitro circus

Nitro Circus, 2013 & 2018


Bandy Finals, 2015 & 2017


Svenska Cupen Final (Hammarby-BK Häcken), 2023


Supercross, 2014 & 2016


UFC, 2015

innebandyfinal NY 2016

Indoor Floorball Final, 2016

Handbolls VM Sverige

World Handball Championship, 2023

Sweden’s World Cup Matches – on Europe’s Largest TV Screen 

In 2018, we invited thousands of fans to watch the Swedish national football team during the World Cup – on an 800 square meter screen. Together through hope, despair and euphoria, we witnessed how the World Cup heroes made it all the way to the quarter-finals. 

The World’s Biggest Idol Final 2022 

When Sweden crowned the country’s next big star in 2022, it was done in a historical way – by holding the final at Tele2 Arena. The result? The BIGGEST Idol final in world history! 

Photo: TV4

Crowd party when Hammarby became Cup Champions

17,623 football fans were present to witness the National Day’s womens cup final between Hammarby and Häcken in 2023. Hammarby defeated Häcken with 3-0, with historically strong support from the stands, and Madelen Janogy made the arena erupt with her two goals.

Photo: Mattias Saaranen


Full fart framåt 💛❤️💙

Djurgården has been playing their home matches here since the summer of 2013. The first match was held on July 21st, where 27,798 spectators witnessed the club take on IFK Norrköping. The atmosphere was fantastic, and the new home arena’s acoustic qualities came in handy when “Kämpa Djurgården” (Fight Djurgården) echoed throughout the arena.

Blue-striped gold 🏆

The 14-year wait was finally over. Djurgården secured the gold after coming back from a 0-2 deficit to draw 2-2 against Norrköping, thus becoming the Swedish champions in 2019. The club could look back on a season where they set an all-time points record for the club in Allsvenskan with 66 points and carried those points all the way to victory.

Just idag 💚🤍

Since 2013, Hammarby has been playing their home matches at Tele2 Arena. One of the strongest memories since then, not surprisingly, is when the Hammarby icon, Kennedy Bakircioglü, scored and led Hammarby back to Allsvenskan in front of 30,129 spectators after five years in Superettan (second division).

Photo: Mattias Saaranen

Historic Cup Title 🏆

After the title match against BK Häcken went all the way to penalty shootouts, Hammarby remained the coolest when it was decided from the penalty spot. When David Ousted saved a penalty in the fourth round, Astrit Selmani could decide it in the fifth. And he did – Bajen won the 2020/21 Svenska Cupen for the first time in the men’s history!

Photo: Mattias Saaranen