Kempehallen

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Kempehallen
Kempehallen
Location Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Owner Örnsköldsviks kommun
Construction
Opened 1964
Renovated 1995
Tenants
Modo Hockey (SEL) (1964-2006)

Kempehallen is an indoor sporting arena located in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, built in 1964. The capacity of the arena is currently 5,114. It was however opened already in 1939 as an outdoor rink, and in 1958 artificial ice was installed. In 1964 it was turned into an indoor arena, with a capacity of 10,000 (standing only). About 2,000 seats were installed in 1969, and the capacity was lowered to 6,700. In 1995 the arena got an overhaul, with a few luxury boxes added among other improvements.

It is the former home arena of the Modo Hockey ice hockey team, replaced in 2006 by the new downtown Swedbank Arena. Kempehallen will however remain in use by the club's younger teams and other clubs in the area.

The all-time record attendance for Kempehallen is roughly 9,900 for a Sweden vs. Canada game in February 1965. Record attendances for Modo games stands at 9,153 for the outdoor rink (vs. AIK, 1964) and 8,778 for the indoor version of Kempehallen (vs. Brynäs IF, 1965).

Kempehallen hosted the 2004 Sledge Hockey World Championships, and some notable music acts include Motörhead and Europe.

Coordinates: 63°16′40″N 18°40′56″E / 63.27778°N 18.68222°E / 63.27778; 18.68222