The large multipurpose Hartwall Arena is the favorite venue for major sporting events and concerts in Helsinki. With a capacity of over 13,000 seats for a range of events, most major music acts and sports teams visiting the Finnish capital come to this indoor arena. This is also a good place for event planners looking to host a small private party of 20 people or a huge corporate event with hundreds, even thousands of people.
Star-studded concertsHartwall Arena hosts events of all kinds but the majority of them involve music or sports. Many international musicians and bands perform here when they are in Finland, including headliners such as Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Aerosmith and more. This was also the site of the last Spice Girls concert to feature the full line up until the girls reformed in 2007. Families will love to experience the breathtaking Disney on Ice show, visiting annually.
Action-packed sportsConcerts and shows are not the only thing to excite you at Hartwall, in fact the arena is the home stadium of the Finnish elite hockey team Jokerit. The team play their home games here, and the stadium has also hosted the Ice Hockey World Championships. In addition to ice hockey, the World Figure Skating Championships and the Men’s World Floorball Championships have been held here, as well as action-packed motoring events.
If you are planning to attend an event at Hartwall Arena, do as many other visitors and stay in the city center with good transit links within easy reach, as well as close proximity to other attractions. The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Helsinki puts guests close to the action in the central area of the capital. Located near Kaisaniemi Park in the city center, this hotel makes a great jumping-off point for events and sightseeing in the city. With great conference facilities and modern amenities, this is the perfect accommodation for both business and leisure.