Globen - Globe Arena, Stockholm
Globen is the world largest hemispherical building (Wikipedia). The building has diameter of 110 meters (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 meters (279 feet). It has capacity for 16.000 spectators for concert and shows and 14,119 for Ice Hockey.
It is an interesting building and all big concert have been held here (recently: Celine Dion, Paul Mcathey, Sting, Barbara Henriksson, Elton John, Diana Krall, etc)
The Ericsson Globe (formerly known as the Stockholm Globe Arena, or nicknamed in Swedish, Globen - "The Globe") is the national indoor arena of Sweden, located in the Johanneshov district of Stockholm.
The Ericsson Globe is currently the largest hemispherical building in the world and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large golf ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 metres (279 feet). The volume of the building is 600,000 cubic metres (21,188,800 cubic feet).
On February 2, 2009, the naming rights to the Stockholm Globe Arena were officially acquired by Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, and it became known as the Ericsson Globe.
The Ericsson Globe arena was opened in 19 th february 1989.
Before I went to Globen, I had no idea what to expect. I was extremely surprised to see a huge dome that looked like a golf ball. It would have been fun to be able to go to a concert held in the Globe Arena, but I didn't have the time. It's a quick trip, but there's a mall right next to it. I highly recommend visiting Globen at night when it is lit up by changing colors of light. It really helps to have a subway pass. There's a stop at Globen right next to the dome.
This the the Globe arena, the worlds larges spherical building.
In this arena you can se concerts, horse shows and many of the bigger events in Stockholm.
But mainly is is an icehockey arena. DIF and AIK play here.
Around the arena there are plenty of bars and restaurants so if you are going here for a show or game then come early and warm up here near the arena rather than in downtown.
Like most arenas it is some way away from central sthlm but the subway takes you all the way there so you shouldn't have any problems finding it.
This is a building that you have probably( (?) heard of. The Globe arena in Stockholm is actually the largest spherical building in the world (or so the city brags).
I remember when this was built in the late 1980's, it was thought to become such a cool building, and actually I think it is in some ways.
It was inaugurated in 1989, and has since then been the arena for both huge rock concerts (a memorable one in 1992 by Bruce Springsteen drew a crowd of some 16 000 people) and hockey games.
I have been to a number of concerts here, and it is an impressing edifice.
Surrounding the Globe arena is a huge shopping complex with stores, cafes and restaurants. Get some shopping done while you're here!
In the pic: The tip was created before I got myself a digital camera, so I treat you here to my own image of the Globe...:-)
The Globe Arena is Sweden's largest indoor arena and sports facility. The Globe Arena is the world's largest spherical building and is located just south of Stockholm. The Globe Arena and neighboring venues host everything from opera to basketball.
If you don't know the sport very well, go see a game in the modern arena. Information are in the newspapers, but get someone who talks Swedish if you can't.
If you like sports like Ice hockey or Soccer and are in Stockholm when there is a hockey game in the Globen Arena, make sure you go and watch it! It is a experience!