Göransson Arena

Göransson Arena is an indoor arena in Sandviken, Sweden. It opened in 2009 and holds up to 10,000 people at music events and 4,000 spectators for bandy.

Göransson Arena
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LocationSandviken, Sweden
Coordinates60°36′30″N 16°46′10″E / 60.60833°N 16.76944°E / 60.60833; 16.76944Coordinates: 60°36′30″N 16°46′10″E / 60.60833°N 16.76944°E / 60.60833; 16.76944
OwnerGöransson Arena AB
CapacityBandy: 4,000
Concerts: 10,000
Construction
Broke groundMay 2007
Opened30 May 2009
Construction costSEK 210 million
EUR € 22,5 million
ArchitectHåkan Wikström
Tenants
Sandvikens AIK (2009–present)

HistoryEdit

The building of the arena was financed by the Göransson Foundations, established by Göran Fredrik Göransson who founded the Sandvik corporation. It was then sold to Sandviken Municipality for a symbolic sum of 1 SEK.[1]

It is the home arena for the bandy team Sandvikens AIK and the Bandy World Cup has been played there since 2009. The A Division of the 2017 Bandy World Championship was also played in the arena.[2]

The second Semi-Final of Melodifestivalen 2010 took place there.

International, multi-platinum pop singer Britney Spears performed to a sold out crowd at the arena as a part of her Piece of Me Tour on August 11, 2018.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nej, det blir inte en hall till" (in Swedish). Idrottens affärer. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Bandy-VM 2017" (in Swedish). Göransson Arena. 2015. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Göransson Arena at Wikimedia Commons

Events and tenants
Preceded by Bandy World Championship
Final Venue

2017
Succeeded by