Ericsson Globe is the world's largest spherical building. It regularly hosts concerts of world stars and sporting events.
In 2009, the Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson acquired the right to give its name to this arena. So today, in everyday life, its common name is Ericsson Globe. And residents of Stockholm and Sweden call it Globen.
Ericsson Globe is a part of the Sweden Solar System, where it symbolizes the Sun. The essence of the project is as follows: spherical objects are located throughout the entire territory of Sweden symbolizing the planets of the solar system. Their size and the distance between them is made at the scale 1:20 000 000.
One can reach the Ericsson Globe from the Central square of Stockholm in ten minutes by metro. The height of the arena is 85 meters and its diameter is 110 meters. The main purpose of the Ericsson Globe arena is hockey matches. In addition, it regularly hosts concerts of world performers, musical performances, mini-football tournaments and other events.
There is a good news for tourists who have decided to explore this attraction. Since 2010, the SkyView funicular was built outside the arena. It consists of two transparent spherical gondolas accommodating up to 16 persons.
They can lift people to the top of the Stockholm arena. Ericsson Globe is remembered by joyful events. For example, the year 1989 was the year of the Grand opening of the arena and of the ice hockey world championship. In 2000, the Eurovision song contest was held in Ericsson Globe.
Globentorget 2, 12177 Stockholm, Sweden
59° 17′ 36.8″ N, 18° 4′ 59.65″ E