Globe City, Johanneshov and the Ericsson Globe
Globen, since 2009 officially the Ericsson Globe (formerly Stockholm Globe Arena), is located in the district Johanneshov,
just south of Södermalm from Skanstullsbron, a tall bridge. The Globe is a large arena for sports (mostly hockey) and big concerts (rock concerts and Eurovision). The Globe
is the world´s largest spherical building and was built in 1988 and opened in 1989. The diameter of the structure is 110m, and it is 85 meters to the top of Globen, and since 2010 you can use the Skyview, two external elevators to the top to watch views over Stockholm. In September 2014 I visited the Skyview, you can see the pictures from the top of the ride here. They are also spherical and rides on the outside of the Globe. The capacity is 13 850 visitors at hockey events and 16 000 during concerts. In 2013 the new Tele2 stadium was completed opposite Globen.
almost contains a city of its own in the district Johanneshov. It is called Stockholm Globe City and contains a shopping galleria,
a hotel, offices and two highrises. The district on the opposite side of the highway is called Hammarby, a normal residential area just like Johanneshov.