Husqvarna Garden

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The Husqvarna Garden, formerly Kinnarps Arena, is an ice hockey venue in Jönköping, Sweden.

Husqvarna Garden
Husqvarna Garden east side.jpg
Husqvarna Garden in October 2020
Former namesKinnarps Arena (2000–2020)
Location554 54 Jönköping, Sweden
Coordinates57°47′13″N 14°13′57″E / 57.78694°N 14.23250°E / 57.78694; 14.23250Coordinates: 57°47′13″N 14°13′57″E / 57.78694°N 14.23250°E / 57.78694; 14.23250
OwnerHV71 Fastighets AB
OperatorHV71
CapacityIce hockey: 7,000 (of which 1,100 standing)
Field sizeIce hockey rink: 30 x 60 meters
Construction
Broke ground17 September 1999
Opened26 September 2000 (first ice hockey game)
21 October 2000
Expanded2004
Construction costSEK 135 million
EUR € 15 million
ArchitectFlensborns arkitektkontor
Main contractorsSkanska
Tenants
HV71 (Hockeyallsvenskan)

HistoryEdit

The arena, which is located in the Rosenlund district of Jönköping, was built between September 1999 and September 2000. It was literally built around and on top of the old arena Rosenlundshallen while HV71 was still playing their regular season games.

Kinnarps Arena was designed by Flensborns arkitektkontor and Skanska as contractor, with Kinnarps AB financing the project. Future proprietor and owner of the arena is HV71 Fastighets AB, a subsidiary to HV71.

HV71 played its first Swedish Elite League game inside the arena on 26 September 2000, defeating Luleå HF, 6–4. The official inauguration occurred on 21 October the same year. [1]

To improve HV71's youth programme a training facility connected to Kinnarps Arena was built and stood ready for use in May 2001. In December 2003 the decision to expand the arena for season 2004–05 with another 1,000 seats, a restaurant, a sports bar, a café, a sky bar, new conference rooms and boxes, was made.

In the pre-season of 2007–08 HV71 invested in a new LED scoreboard, measuring 6.2 by 10.5 feet, capable of a display surpassing any LED scoreboards currently installed in Sweden. The scoreboard is a Daktronics Prostar Video 10 mm indoor display and resembles the boards used in General Motors Place and Enterprise Center in NHL, and in Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in France.[2]

In August 2020, the arena was renamed from Kinnarps Arena to Husqvarna Garden.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tommy Maltell. "Kronologi över Jönköpings historia" (in Swedish). Kronologi över Jönköpings historia. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  2. ^ Gustafsson, Daniel (29 June 2007). "Nya bildskärmar till mediakuben" (in Swedish). HV71.se. Archived from the original on 15 August 2007. Retrieved 29 June 2007.
  3. ^ Freijd, Johan. "Husqvarna Garden nytt arenanamn för HV71". hv71.se. HV71.
  4. ^ "Osäkert med Lövgren i World Cup" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. 10 November 2004. Retrieved 26 August 2020.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Husqvarna Garden at Wikimedia Commons