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Location Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Owner Örnsköldsvik Municipality
Capacity Hockey: 5,114
Opened 1964
Renovated 1995
Closed June 2012
Demolished August 2012
Modo Hockey (SEL) (1964-2006), 1976 Winter Paralympics

Kempehallen was an indoor sporting arena located in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden, built in 1964. The capacity of the arena was 5,114 during the last years. 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 was the home arena of the Modo Hockey ice hockey team, replaced in 2006 by the new downtown Swedbank Arena. Kempehallen then remained in use by the club's younger teams and other clubs in the area.

The all-time record attendance for Kempehallen was 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.

On 15 June 2012, Örnsköldsvik Municipality decided to shut down the arena following bricks in the ceiling.[1] In August 2012, the arena was demolished.[2]


  1. ^ Bo Wallin (15 June 2012). "Sprickor stänger klassisk arena". Västerbottens-kuriren. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Torbjörn Berlin (11 July 2012). "Snart rivs Kempehallen". Örnsköldsviks Allehanda. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Kempehallen at Wikimedia Commons

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