In early October a group of researchers from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies visited the Tele2 Arena, one of the world’s most advanced international stadiums located in the city of Stockholm, in order to plan future pilot actions within the LIFE TACKLE project’s framework.
The Arena, inaugurated in August 2013, is one of the most modern multi arenas in the world that can accommodate approximately 30,000 people for sports and 40,000 for concerts. It has a world-class design, with free high-speed Wi-Fi, 600 digital screens, Stadium Vision-technology, sliding roof, transparent facade and it offers a superior visitor experience with only six meters separating the first seat row from the sideline of the football field. In June 2014, the stadium won ”Venue of the Year” in the global TheStadiumBusiness Awards, and it took the top honors in competition with world arenas such as Madison Square Garden in New York and Wembley in London.
Tele2 Arena is also one of the world’s most accessible venues. It is built using locally Scandinavian materials that root the building within a cultural context and reduce its environmental impact. Its construction has spurred the regeneration of the Johanneshov district and has contributed to its urban development. Connectivity to neighbouring areas was promoted through environmentally conscious ways to get to and from the Arena: pedestrian connections to nearby subway stations were strengthened and 1,000 new bicycle parking spaces were introduced.
The impact of Tele2 Arena on the locality was mapped through comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment; risk and safety, traffic, air quality and noise were assessed and findings incorporated into design. Tele2 Arena was awarded the Miljöbyggnad Guld environmental standard.
We are glad to have Tele2 Arena onboard!