Goodbye Globen; Melodifestivalen Organisation has announced the new venue for the 2013 edition to be held next 9th of March 2013, the new Swedbank Arena. Due to the increasing attendance of public the event will be moved to this brand new venue which will be inaugurated on 14th November with football game Sweden – England.
The closable roof allows this space to be multifunctional and to host between 15.000 and 65.000 spectators depeding on the type of event, it will give Sweden the chance to host events which were not able to visit the country due to its venues limitation.
The stadium is located in Solna a municipality part of Stockholm’s metropolitan area and will be connected by train and tram (still to be finished) with the center of the capital. A massive complex with shops, hotels, restaurants and offices it is also planned to be built beside the venue.
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