Friends Arena

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Friends Arena, also known as Nationalarenan, is a retractable roof multi-purpose stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.wikipedia
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Friends Arena, also known as Nationalarenan, is a retractable roof multi-purpose stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. Initially there were plans to build a new national stadium close to the indoor venue Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, but on 1 April 2006 the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) made the decision to build the new stadium in Solna.
Sweden's national football arena is located north of the city centre, in Solna.

Sweden national football team

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The main tenants of the stadium are Sweden's men's national football team and Allsvenskan football club AIK; both relocated from their previous home at the Råsunda Stadium. Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the first goal at Sweden's new national stadium in the 4–2 victory against England.
Sweden's home ground is Friends Arena in Solna and the team is coached by Janne Andersson.

AIK Fotboll

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The main tenants of the stadium are Sweden's men's national football team and Allsvenskan football club AIK; both relocated from their previous home at the Råsunda Stadium.
AIK's home ground is Friends Arena, located in Solna, a municipality in central Stockholm County.

Råsunda Stadium

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The main tenants of the stadium are Sweden's men's national football team and Allsvenskan football club AIK; both relocated from their previous home at the Råsunda Stadium.
In November 2012 it was closed down and replaced by the newly built Friends Arena about 1 km from Råsunda Stadium.

Råstasjön

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Located next to the lake Råstasjön in Solna, just north of the City Centre, it is the biggest stadium in Scandinavia.
Råstasjön is a lake next to the Friends Arena in Solna north of Stockholm, Sweden.

Swedish Football Association

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Initially there were plans to build a new national stadium close to the indoor venue Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, but on 1 April 2006 the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) made the decision to build the new stadium in Solna.
SvFF was the sole owner of Sweden's national stadium, the Råsunda Stadium in Solna, from 1999 until it was replaced in 2012 by Friends Arena, located about 1 kilometer away and also in Solna.

Naming rights

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Swedbank acquired the naming rights to the stadium in a 153 million kronor (about 20.5 million euro) deal that will last until 2023.
Probably the most notable example of this is Friends Arena, a major stadium in Stockholm.

Allsvenskan

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The main tenants of the stadium are Sweden's men's national football team and Allsvenskan football club AIK; both relocated from their previous home at the Råsunda Stadium.

One Last Tour

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Swedish House Mafia made three concerts during their One Last Tour in the arena.
Part of the tour saw the trio play three nights at Stockholm's Friends Arena, performing to over 100,000 people across the three nights of November 2012.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Final

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The final of the UEFA Women's Euro were played at 28 July 2013.
The UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Final was an association football match on 28 July 2013 at the Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden, to determine the winner of UEFA Women's Euro 2013.

List of national stadiums

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Since its opening, the venue has served as Sweden's national stadium for men's football, hence its name.

Melodifestivalen 2013

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The arena has also hosted the final of Melodifestivalen since 2013.
The final took place at the Friends Arena on 9 March 2013.

2017 UEFA Europa League Final

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The stadium was chosen as the venue for the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final in 2015.
It was played at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden on 24 May 2017, between Dutch side Ajax and English side Manchester United.

Swedish House Mafia

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Swedish House Mafia made three concerts during their One Last Tour in the arena.
Part of the tour saw the trio play three nights at Stockholm's Friends Arena, performing to over 100,000 people across the three nights of November 2012.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013

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The final of the UEFA Women's Euro were played at 28 July 2013.
The tournament soon surpassed the previous ticket sales record of 129,000 set in 2009, which prompted the organisers to open up the entire 50,000 seats of the Friends Arena for the final, in contrast to the original plan to place only 30,000 tickets on sale.

Zlatan Ibrahimović

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Zlatan Ibrahimović scored the first goal at Sweden's new national stadium in the 4–2 victory against England.
Ibrahimović won his first major European title when Manchester United defeated Ajax in the Europa League Final at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, before being named in the UEFA Europa League squad of the season.

2012–13 Elitserien (bandy)

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A spectacular new record for Swedish bandy was set at the 2013 Swedish Bandy Championship Final, when Hammarby IF defeated Sandvikens AIK ahead of an audience of 38,474 persons under the closed roof.
The crucial final was played at Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm at March 17, 2013.

Melodifestivalen

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The arena has also hosted the final of Melodifestivalen since 2013.
In 2013, the final moved to the newly built Friends Arena in Solna Municipality, Stockholm County.

Global Spirit Tour

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The show was the opening night of the band's Global Spirit Tour in front of a sold-out crowd of 36,400 people.

UEFA Women's Championship

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The game set a new attendance record for a Women's Euro fixture.

Wrecking Ball World Tour

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band played three sold-out concerts at Nationalarenan between 3–11 May 2013 on their Wrecking Ball Tour, breaking the venue's attendance records with over 55,000 attendees at each show.

Hammarby IF Bandy

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A spectacular new record for Swedish bandy was set at the 2013 Swedish Bandy Championship Final, when Hammarby IF defeated Sandvikens AIK ahead of an audience of 38,474 persons under the closed roof.
They also won the gold medal in 2013, beating Sandviken, as the final for the first time was played indoors at Friends Arena.

The Formation World Tour

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On 26 July 2016, Beyoncé performed at the stadium to a sold-out crowd of 48,519 for her The Formation World Tour.
Some Swedish fans were left unhappy due to the speed tickets sold out for the Friends Arena date of the tour, with complaints being made about the queueing system implemented by Ticketmaster.

Bandy

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A spectacular new record for Swedish bandy was set at the 2013 Swedish Bandy Championship Final, when Hammarby IF defeated Sandvikens AIK ahead of an audience of 38,474 persons under the closed roof.
In 2013 and 2014 the final was played indoors in Friends Arena, the national stadium for football in Solna, Stockholm, with a retractable roof and a capacity of 50 000.