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Söderstadion Pitch and north stand.jpg
Full name Söderstadion
Capacity 12,800–
Field size 105 x 65 m
Built ?–1966
Opened 1966
Closed 2013
Demolished 2015
Hammarby IF

Söderstadion (translated in English as Southern Stadium) was a football and bandy stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened in 1966 and closed in 2013, being replaced by nearby Tele2 Arena.

Söderstadion had a capacity of 12,800–16,197 depending on usage. The record attendance was 15,626 and was set 6 April 2004, when Hammarby IF faced Malmö FF.

There had already existed stadiums at the site, the earliest opened in 1918 under the name Johanneshovs Idrottsplats, and a first stadium with the current name was built in 1950. After the stadium was closed, the site will now be used for new apartment buildings.

Bandy was played at Söderstadion wintertime until 1989. The Bandy World Championship 1987 final was played here[1] (2nd half of the video). The home team Hammarby, the 2010 Swedish champions, now plays at Zinkensdamm. The arena has also been used for ice hockey.


Before the Stockholm municipal elections of 2006, the right wing parties of Stockholm stated that a new stadium would be built if the municipal elections were won. On June 28, 2007, plans for a new stadium were officially announced.[2] The last football game at Söderstadion was played on the 23 June 2013 when Hammarby IF played against Ängelholms FF in the 13th round of Superettan. The game ended 1-1 with Hammarby securing a late draw when Kennedy Bakircioglu scored the last ever goal at Söderstadion.


The stadium is mentioned by its old name in the movie My Life as a Dog (1985), where the main character tells the audience of a motorcycle accident that occurred during a motorcycle show performed there. The stadium is located just next to the Ericsson Globe. It is most easily reached from the Stockholm metro stations Gullmarsplan or Globen.

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  2. ^ "Hammarby will build new stadium". euFootball.BIZ. 2007-06-28. Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 

Coordinates: 59°17′45.5″N 18°4′55″E / 59.295972°N 18.08194°E / 59.295972; 18.08194