For this week’s stadium of the week we travel to Stockholm, Sweden. The ‘Friends Arena’ is home to the Swedish national football team and top flight AIK Fotboll but it is a multi-use facility that regularly hosts concerts, theatre, speedway and ‘bandy’ (kind of like Ice Hockey crossed with football). The stadium was opened in 2012 and boasts a fully retractable roof, a giant ‘media cube’ and an exterior that has enough LED lighting to be lit up in 17 million different colour schemes. Official capacity of the Friends Arena changes depending on the event, with room for up to 65,000 people for concerts and a 50,000 capacity for football.
April 30, 2015 — Siggi Jonsson