Gavlerinken Arena

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Gavlerinken Arena
LäkerolArena.jpg
Former names Läkerol Arena (2006–2014)
Gavlerinken (1967–2006)
Location Gävle, Sweden
Owner Brynäs IF (2005–present)
Gävle Municipality (1967–2005)
Capacity Ice hockey: 8,585
Construction
Opened 28 September 1967
Renovated 2006
Tenants
Brynäs IF (SHL) (1967–present)

Gavlerinken Arena, formerly known as Läkerol Arena (2006–2014) and Gavlerinken (1967–2006), is an indoor sporting arena located in Gävle, Sweden. The capacity of the arena is 8,585 for ice hockey games and 11,000 for concerts which makes it the 5th largest ice hockey arena in Sweden. The arena is the home arena of the Brynäs IF ice hockey team.

Originally named Gavlerinken, the arena was opened on 28 September 1967.[1] In 2005, the municipality of Gävle sold the arena to Brynäs IF which re-built it and sold the naming rights to Leaf Candy Company, manufacturer of the Läkerol pastilles, and it re-opened as Läkerol Arena on November 13, 2006. After the municipality of Gävle re-acquired the naming rights in June 2014, they changed the name of the arena to Gavlerinken Arena for the following five seasons (through 2018–19).[2]

The arena is partly powered by two 4 kW vertical axis wind turbine manufactured by Urban Green Energy.[3]

In 2007 and 2016, the arena hosted a semi-final of Melodifestivalen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viktor Alner (28 September 1967). "Gavlerinken – en anrik 50-åring" (in Swedish). Svenska fans. Retrieved 19 March 2018. 
  2. ^ "Gävle kommun går in som huvudpartner till Brynäs IF" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Snurr på taket i Gävle". ETC (in Swedish). 18 March 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Gavlerinken Arena at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 60°41′28″N 17°07′56″E / 60.69111°N 17.13222°E / 60.69111; 17.13222