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 construction – and the rest is history. A 10-year long history filled with fantastic moments and events.

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, 2016

Iron Maiden, 2018

Justin Bieber x 2, 2016

Adele, 2016

Swedish House Mafia x 3, 2019

Major sport 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.

European Handball Championships, 2020

Nitro Circus, 2013 & 2018

Bandy Finals, 2015 & 2017

Svenska Cupen-final (Hammarby-BK Häcken), 2023

Supercross, 2014 & 2016

UFC, 2015

Floorball Final, 2016

World Handball Championship, 2023