Friends Arenaback to project overview
About this project
The Friends Arena is new multipurpose stadium with a capacity of 50,000 seats and a retractable roof. The stadium opened on 27 October 2012 and became the home of AIK and the national team of Sweden at the start of the 2013 season. The Friends Arena is located in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm situated about five kilometers north of the city center.
Period2007 - 2011
ServicesStadium development & management
Nya Nationalarenan (City of Solna and Swedish Football Association) appointed us to advise on the development and management of the stadium.
We executed a comprehensive review of the planning documents and design of the stadium and provided a business plan. We also organized numerous workshops for diverse specialists in the design team, management team and governmental organizations regarding starting points of feasibility analysis, stadium planning, safety and security, event planning, in- and outsourcing strategies, financing, the multipurpose retractable roof, versatility of the venue and so forth.