Metallåtervinning Arena

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Metallåtervinning Arena
Full name Metallåtervinning Arena
Former names Gränbyhallen (1974–2013)
Location Uppsala, Sweden
Broke ground 1974
Opened 1974
Capacity 2,800
Tenants
Almtuna IS, Uppsala HC

Metallåtervinning Arena (inofficial English translation: Metal recycling Arena), formerly named Gränbyhallen, is an indoor arena located in Uppsala, Sweden, and built in 1974. It consists of three arenas: "A-hallen", "B-hallen" and "C-hallen". A-hallen is the biggest part of the arena and has a capacity of 2,800 spectators and is where Almtuna IS and Uppsala HC play their home games. B-hallen has a capacity of 350 spectators, and C-hallen has a capacity of 250. The arena opened in 1974 and was renovated following Almtuna IS's promotion to the second-tier league Allsvenskan (now named HockeyAllsvenskan), prior to the 2001–02 season. The current spectator record was set on March 27, 2010, when 2,916 spectators visited the arena to see Almtuna IS meet Södertälje SK in the Kvalserien qualification for the top-tier league Elitserien (now named the SHL).[1] On November 25, 2013, Metallåtervinning AB acquired the naming rights for the arena until the end of the 2015–16 season and renamed it "Metallåtervinning Arena".[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Metallåtervinning Arena" (in Swedish). Almtuna IS. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  2. ^ Alexander A (2013-11-25). "Gränbyhallen byter namn" (in Swedish). Almtuna IS. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 

Coordinates: 59°52′48″N 17°39′26″E / 59.88000°N 17.65722°E / 59.88000; 17.65722