Hovet

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Hovet
Hovet exterior 2009.JPG
Former names Johanneshovs Isstadion (1955-2000)
Location Johanneshov
121 77
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Globe City
Opened 4 November 1955 (1955-11-04)
Renovated 1962, 2002
Owner SGA Fastigheter
Operator AEG Live
Capacity 9,000
Website Venue website
Tenants
AIK (HockeyAllsvenskan)
Djurgårdens IF (SHL)

Hovet ("The Court"), formerly known as Johanneshovs Isstadion, is an arena in Stockholm mainly used for ice hockey, concerts and corporate events. It was opened in 1955 as an outdoor arena. A roof was added in 1962, and the arena interior has also been a subject to major renovation in 2002. The arena's main tenants are ice hockey clubs AIK and Djurgårdens IF. The official capacity is 8,094 spectators for ice hockey events and 8,300 during concerts.

The arena was officially inaugurated on 4 November 1955 with an ice hockey game between Sweden and Norway, which Sweden won 7–2. The original designer was Swedish architect Paul Hedqvist. A roof was added for the 1962 World Ice Hockey Championships. During the fall of 2002, every chair was replaced and a restaurant area was added at one of the short ends.

Other than AIK and Djurgårdens IF, Hovet has been the regular home arena in different periods for IK Göta, IFK Stockholm, Stureby SK, Mälarhöjden/Västertorp, Brinkens IF, AC Camelen, and Hammarby IF. Since its inaugural year in 2008, Bajen Fans IF, renamed Hammarby IF after the former club, plays one game annually at Hovet.

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Coordinates: 59°17′41.5″N 18°4′55″E / 59.294861°N 18.08194°E / 59.294861; 18.08194