Ericsson Globe, Stockholm. Picture by Jockatim
|Location||Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden|
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Ericsson Globe, originally known as Stockholm Globe Arena and commonly referred to in Swedish simply as Globen (pronounced [ˈɡlǔːbɛn] "the Globe"), is an indoor arena located in Stockholm Globe City, Johanneshov district of Stockholm, Sweden.
The Ericsson Globe is the largest hemispherical building on Earth and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large white ball, it has a diameter of 110 metres (360 ft) and an inner height of 85 metres (279 ft). The volume of the building is 605,000 cubic metres (21,400,000 cu ft) and it has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts, and 13,850 for ice hockey. In the upper area there are 40 VIP boxes and a restaurant.
The steel, concrete and glass construction designed by the architects Berg Arkitektkontor AB is supported by a MERO space structure. It represents the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, the world's largest scale model of the Solar System.