The Friends Arena opened its doors in October 2012 and has quickly established itself as an important cultural and sporting venue in Stockholm. Friends Arena is the largest indoor arena in Europe and its retractable roof means visitors can enjoy a host of cultural and sporting events come rain or shine.
The 65,000 maximum capacity venue hosts Sweden's national football team, as well as the top-tier AIK team. Owners Swedbank, named the Friends Arena after a non-profit organisation of the same name which tackles school bullying.
Catch events at Friends Arena
Throughout the year an impressive array of events are planned for Friends Arena. Music lovers will be flocking to watch Melodifestivalen, a singing competition and one of Sweden's most popular TV shows, being filmed in the venue. Iron Maiden, Kiss and One Direction are just few of the big names planning to grace the Friends Arena stage in 2013.
Sports enthusiasts can catch the high-octane Speedway Grand Prix, while football fanatics can watch the competition heat up in both the Svenska Cupen and UEFA Women's Euro championships.
Visit Friends Arena
Found next to Lake Råstasjön in Solna, just north of your hotel in Stockholm City Centre, Friends Arena is easily accessible by public transport and also offers parking for up to 4,000 cars.
Choose Radisson Blu Strand Hotel as the perfect accommodation Stockholm has to offer close to Friends Arena.