Löfbergs Arena

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Löfbergs Arena
LöfbergsarenaNorr.JPG
Former namesLöfbergs Lila Arena (2001–2013)
LocationNorra Infarten 78
651 08 Karlstad
Coordinates59°24′27″N 13°30′03″E / 59.40750°N 13.50083°E / 59.40750; 13.50083Coordinates: 59°24′27″N 13°30′03″E / 59.40750°N 13.50083°E / 59.40750; 13.50083
OwnerFärjestad BK
OperatorFärjestad BK
CapacityIce hockey: 8,645
Concerts: 10,300
Construction
Broke groundJune 19, 2000
OpenedSeptember 15, 2001
Renovated2008–2009
Expanded2002, 2004, 2009
Construction cost160 million SEK
ArchitectUlf Bergfjord, Bergfjord & Ivarsson Arkiteter Karlstad
Tenants
Färjestad BK (SHL) (2001–present)

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

Events[edit]

Löfbergs Arena during period break

In 2004, 2006 and 2018, 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.

External links[edit]

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