Stockholm International Fairs

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Stockholmsmässan
Stockholmsmässan, okt 2019c.jpg
LocationÄlvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates59°16′40″N 18°00′55″E / 59.277778°N 18.015278°E / 59.277778; 18.015278Coordinates: 59°16′40″N 18°00′55″E / 59.277778°N 18.015278°E / 59.277778; 18.015278
Owner
Built12 November 1966 to 1971
ArchitectELLT [sv] (1970)
Opened20 March 1971
RenovatedSeveral times since 1992
ExpandedSeveral times since 1977
Banquet/ballroom16–810
Theatre seating
45–9,000
Enclosed space
 • Total space114,000 m2 (1,230,000 sq ft)
 • Exhibit hall floor70,000 m2 (750,000 sq ft)
Parking2,000 spaces
Public transit accessÄlvsjö railway station
Website
www.stockholmsmassan.se

Stockholm International Fairs (Swedish: Stockholmsmässan) is a large exhibition facility that arranges trade fairs in Stockholm, Sweden.[1]

History[edit]

The idea of starting a trade fair in Stockholm started with brothers Börje and Folke Claeson in 1942.[citation needed]

Initially, the Royal Tennis Hall (Kungliga tennishallen) was rented for this purpose. In 1964, the City of Stockholm and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce took over as owners and operators. The main building was constructed in 1971 in the Älvsjö suburb of Stockholm Municipality.[citation needed]

Events[edit]

The facility has hosted international congresses, seminars, general assemblies and musical events. It played host to the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen 1996 and Melodifestivalen 1999.[2][3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stockholmsmässan". Trade Fairs International. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Verksamhet sedan 1942". stockholmsmassan.se. Archived from the original on July 12, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Stockholmsmässan International Congress & Exhibition Center". Cvent, Inc. Retrieved March 1, 2020.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Eurovision Song Contest
Venue

1975
Succeeded by