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|Public transit||Metro: Jernbanetorget stasjon
Tram: Jernbanetorget stasjon
Bus: Oslo Bus Terminal
Train: Oslo S
|Architect||LPO Arkitektkontor AS|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1996
Vålerenga (Eliteserien) (1990–1993)
Spektrum Flyers (Eliteserien) (1994–1996)
Oslo Spektrum is an indoor multi-purpose arena in east central Oslo, Norway. It opened in December 1990. It is currently owned and operated by Norges Varemesse. Oslo Spektrum is primarily known for hosting major events such as the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, Eurovision Song Contest, and concerts by artists of national and international fame, such as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Muse, Rammstein, a-ha, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown.
Oslo Spektrum was part of a large-scale redevelopment of the formerly industrial Grønland/Vaterland area. It was designed by LPO Arkitektkontor AS, and its exterior walls were decorated with ceramic tiles containing fragments of prints by the artist Rolf Nesch. Since this artist died in 1975, permission was obtained from his living relatives, and the decorating was supervised by painter Guttorm Guttormsgaard and ceramic artist Søren Ubisch. In 2004 Oslo Spektrum was awarded the Oslo City Council's award for outstanding architectural achievement.
At the time of opening it was Norway's largest indoor arena, with a capacity of 9,700 at concerts and 6,500 during sporting events). It has since been expanded several times. In Greater Oslo both Vallhall Arena (capacity 13,000 for concerts/4,000 for sporting events) and Telenor Arena (capacity 25,000/15,000) provide larger venues. Oslo Spektrum was conceived as a multi-purpose arena although it was intended primarily for ice hockey. In this capacity it was intended as the home of both Vålerenga Ishockey and Furuset Ishockey, but this did not work out as expected and the venue was soon left to rely on other means of generating revenue.
One of Oslo Spektrum's prime attributes is its location in the middle of Downtown Oslo, next to the Central Station, long and medium haul bus terminal, Jernbanetorget public transportation hub and only a short distance from international ferry terminals. This makes it easily accessible and minimizes traffic problems when crowds arrive at events and disperse afterwards, which has been an issue with other venues such as the more remotely located Telenor Arena.
|Year||Date||Nationality||Artists||Tours||Opening/Supporting Acts||Attendance||Box Office|
|2011||March 9||United States||Taylor Swift||Speak Now Tour||8,650 / 8,650||$815,246|
|2013||September 1||United States||Selena Gomez||Star Dance||N/A|
|2015||March 17||Trinidad & Tobago||Nicki Minaj||Pinkprint Tour||N/A|
|March 23||Ireland||The Script||No Sound Without Silence||Colton Avery
|May 22||United States||Ariana Grande||Honeymoon Tour||Rixton||N/A|
|October 20||United States||Imagine Dragons||Smoke + Mirrors Tour||N/A|
|Eurovision Song Contest