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Prioritet Serneke Arena is a multi-sport complex in the district of Kviberg in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Prioritet Serneke Arena
Prioritet Serneke Arena exterior
The exterior of Prioritet Serneke Arena
Former namesGöteborgs Nya Arena (2014–2015)
Änglagården (–2014)
LocationGothenburg, Sweden
Coordinates57°44′18″N 12°02′06″E / 57.738318°N 12.035002°E / 57.738318; 12.035002
OwnerPrioritet Finans and Serneke
OperatorPrioritet Finans and Serneke
TypeMulti-sport complex
Capacity3,300 (football)
Acreage45,300 m²
Construction
Broke ground1 August 2012
Built2012–2015
Opened10 July 2015 (2015-07-10)
Construction costSEK 800 million
ArchitectOkiDoki! Arkitekter
General contractorSerneke
Tenants
IFK Göteborg Academy 2015–
Website
www.prioritetsernekearena.se

The arena, located in Kviberg Park in eastern Gothenburg, is the largest multi-sport complex in the Nordic countries.[1] It has a total area of 45,300 m² spread out on seven floors, and houses amongst other things a 1.2 km long indoor all-season skiing trail and a full-size football pitch with a spectator capacity of 3,300.[2][3] There are also another two sports halls (for handball etc.), a restaurant, a hotel, conference areas, a fitness centre and a sports injury clinic.[2][4] The complex is also used by the elementary school Änglagårdsskolan connected to IFK Göteborg, the sports gymnasium Aspero Idrottsgymnasium and the football academy of IFK Göteborg.[5]

The plans to build Prioritet Serneke Arena were conceived in the mid 2000s by the contracting company Serneke, the head of the IFK Göteborg Academy Roger Gustafsson and the "Änglagårdsskolan".[2][6][4] The first names of the project were "Änglagården" (an informal nickname of the Academy) and later on "Göteborgs Nya Arena".[6][7] The first plans were to build an indoor arena and school premises with a total area of 23,000 m². In 2010, discussions with other parties started and a skiing trail, fitness centre, hotel, restaurant and conference areas were added to the plans.[3] The project broke ground on 1 August 2012 and after three years of construction, the facilities were opened to the public on 10 July 2015.[3] The current name was unveiled in connection to the opening.[3]

It is owned and operated by Serneke and the financial institution Prioritet Finans.[6][3] The complex was designed by architects Fredrik Hansson and Rickard Stark from OkiDoki! Arkitekter and the building cost was SEK 800 million.[1]

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  • Domellöf-Wik, Maria (2015-07-09). "Nu öppnar nya multiarenan". Göteborgs-Posten. Göteborg. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  • Fransson, Dag (2015-07-10). "Nu öppnar nya multiarenan". Göteborgs-Posten. Göteborg. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  • Lindqvist, Johan (2014-06-10). "Här byggs Göteborgs nya arena". Göteborgs-Posten. Göteborg. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  • Löfgren, Ingalill (2014-03-20). "Så ska Kvibergs nya arena heta". Göteborgs-Posten. Göteborg. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  • Piauger, Alexander (2015-09-04). "Här är Göteborgs nya inomhusarena". GT. Göteborg. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  • "Prioritet Serneke Arena – Om Arenan". Prioritet Serneke Arena. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  • "Serneke – Prioritet Serneke Arena". Serneke. Retrieved 2015-09-05.

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