Löfbergs Arena

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Löfbergs Arena
Löfbergs Arena
Former names Löfbergs Lila Arena (2001–2013)
Location Norra Infarten 78
651 08 Karlstad
Broke ground June 19, 2000
Opened September 15, 2001
Renovated 2008–2009
Expanded 2002, 2004, 2009
Owner Färjestad BK
Operator Färjestad BK
Construction cost 160 million SEK
Architect Ulf Bergfjord, Bergfjord & Ivarsson Arkiteter Karlstad
Capacity Ice hockey: 8,647
Concerts: 10,300
Tenants
Färjestad BK (SHL) (2001–present)
Löfbergs Arena during period break

Löfbergs Arena is an arena located in Karlstad, Sweden, situated just above the river delta of Klarälven. It is primarily used for ice hockey, and is the home arena of Färjestad BK. It opened in 2001 following a complete overhaul and major expansion of the previously existing arena Färjestads Ishall. It replaced Färjestads Ishall as the home of Färjestad and has a capacity of 8,647 people.

In 2004 and 2006, the arena hosted a semi-final of Melodifestivalen. Other notable music artists and groups who have performed at the arena include Elton John, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, Bryan Adams, Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart, Motörhead and Judas Priest.

On September 30, 2009, Färjestad BK faced off against the NHL's Detroit Red Wings in an exhibition match from the arena, losing 6–2.

The arena was named the host of the 2010 Men's World Inline Hockey Championships, as well as the 2012 European Curling Championships.

The name of the arena comes from the coffee roastery Löfbergs.

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Coordinates: 59°24′27″N 13°30′03″E / 59.40750°N 13.50083°E / 59.40750; 13.50083