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Globe Arena, Stockholm

Information and visiting-experiences by Andreas, Sweden (

The Globe Arena, the largest spherical building in the world with an inside-height of up to 85 meters, stands out as a symbol for the city of Stockholm and Sweden. With more than a million visitors passing through the gates on approximatly 130 event-days it is also one of the busiest facilities of the continent. Two teams from the swedish Elite League call the Globe Arena their home, AIK and Djurgårdens IF. 

Built in a 2 ½-year-span and inaugurated on the 19th of February 1989 the arena has not only been used for the home-games of both Stockholm teams but also served as a site for the annual World Hockey Championships in 1989 and 1995. Right next to the Globe Arena one can also find an exhibition center (called "Annexet"), another older indoor-sports arena which can also be used for hockey (the "Hovet Arena") and Stockholm´s soccer-arena (the "Soederstadion").

The first ever hockey-game at the Globe Arena was played in front of a sold-out building between AIK and Djurgårdens IF. While AIK scored the honorable first goal ever at the new shrine of swedish hockey it was Djurgårdens that won the first game by a final score of 5:2. 

With a seating capacity of 13.850 for hockey and up to 16.300 for other events the arena itself is one of the largest arenas in european hockey but still rather small compared to NHL standards, off course the visitor will also find corporate suits between the seating-levels for the normal spectators.

Tips vor visitors

Due to the spherical construction of the building one doesn´t have to fear any obstructed seats anywhere in the arena, all seats are basically great and the price-tag decides how far off the ice you are. Due to the smaller size compared to many NHL-arenas there isn´t really a seat that would be a scary long distance from the ice.

Normally getting tickets shouldn´t be a problem at all for both clubs, even though attendance figures for Djurgårdens IF are slightly higher than for AIK, which captured the title seven times during it´s history since being founded in 1921.

The number of real supporters and die-hard-fans of both clubs is probably very much alike, but due to the fact that Djurgårdens captured the title both in 2000 and 2001 the team attracts more visitors than AIK which is more of a middle-of-the-pack-team at the moment and won it´s last title in 1984.

Tickets should only be ordered in advance for playoff-games and off course meetings between the two arch-rivals during the regular season, for all other games there should be enough tickets at the box-office prior to the game.

While there are no official standing-room tickets sold at the Globe Arena the supporters of both clubs always stand at one of the short sides of the rink and turn that part of the arena in a standing-room section, chanting and singing throughout the event.

Tickets for both teams are priced about the same and should sell between 80 and 250 swedish crowns in the regular season. Top-games such as a DIF vs AIK are always priced a bit higher, the same can be said for playoff-games where the cheapest seats sell around 180 swedish crowns. There might also be special family-packages for certain games in order to get more families into the arena.

The whole sports-complex in Stockholm

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1. Globe Arena
2. Annexet
3. Hovet (other multi-purposes arena)
4. Söderstadion (soccer-stadium)


Seating-chart of the arena

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By phone:
phone-number: +46 8 600 34 00
Monday Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: closed

At the box-office:
Globentorget 2
The box office has the same hours as the telephone booking service.

Note that the Globe Arena box office is also always open in connection with scheduled events


Directions to the arena

The Stockholm metro (tunnelbanan) is the quickest and easiest way to reach the Globen area. Line 19 towards Hagsätra and Högdalen goes directly to the Globen metro stop. Line 17 or 18 goes to Gullmarsplan, a short walk to the Globen arenas.

Many different buses go to Gullmarsplan, a few minutes' walk from the Globe Arena.
For example: Number 4, the blue bus, goes from the Radiohuset stop
via Odenplan, Fridhemsplan and Hornstull.
Number 164 goes from the South Hospital via Skanstull.
Number 150 goes from Nacka Strand via Sickla and Södra Hammarbyhamnen.
Number 807 goes from Brandbergens Centrum, via Norra Sköndal.
Number 803 and 805 goes from
Tyresö Centrum.

If you are approaching on the E4 from the north, drive up onto Essingeleden
and almost immediately exit towards Nynäshamn. You will be on Söderleden
which you follow over the Skanstull bridge. Then turn off at the signs
marked Globen.

If you are approaching via Årstalänken just follow the signs marked Globen.
If you are coming from the south, take Nynäsvägen northwards and turn off at
the signs marked Globen.

Links to the teams and the arena (Djurgårdens IF, team-page on (official Djurgårdens-page, seems to be only for their soccer-section) (official AIK-site) (the Globe Arena)