Tele2 Arena claimed the prestigious Venue of the Year Award at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2014, beating off competition from Allianz Arena, CenturyLink Field, Fischt Olympic Stadium, Goodison Park, Madison Square Garden and  Wembley Stadium.

THE WINNER COMMENTED…

Ted Mattson, Project & Development Director, Tele2 Arena: “It felt great to win! Winning this award in the toughest possible competition was confirmation for us that we have created a high-class arena/stadium hybrid.”

“At Tele2 Arena, we have a created a constant season for all kinds of events, irrespective of the weather. The focus on the visitor (for both event and non-event days), will make the Tele2 Arena an attractive and sustainable venue for all.”

“We are still a new venue and the implementation phase will continue. We see this Award as a springboard for that and further successes”.

“We are extremely proud of this Award – I’d compare it to the ‘Oscar for best Movie’, for the stadium business world.”

“The trophy will be placed in the arena for each and every visitor to see”.

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THE JUDGING PANEL COMMENTED…

“Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena represents the next stage of urban stadium development – integrating a retractable roof, multi-use event space, leading technology and diverse on-site hospitality offers.”

“Within just one year the ‘arena stadium’ has established a new benchmark not only in venue design and operations, but also technology, notably with free WiFi throughout.”

“In addition the 12,000m2 Tolv development of shops and restaurants beneath the arena heralds new-thinking in enhancing both the matchday and non-matchday experience. A blueprint for future sports and entertainment destinations.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO TELE2 ARENA ON WINNING THESTADIUMBUSINESS AWARDS’ VENUE OF THE YEAR 2014!

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