Avicii Arena is the new name of the iconic globe shaped arena in Sweden. Avicii Arena becomes a symbol and meeting place for an initiative focused on young people’s mental health.
The Ericsson Globe is one of the most significant venues in Sweden and Avicii’s legacy will continue to live on with the new name. Commonly referred to as the Globe, the arena houses more than 16,000 seats for concerts and it is shaped like a large white ball.
“It was a significant milestone in Tim’s career when he played here nine years ago, and he would be extremely proud that this iconic building from today will bear his name,” Avicii’s father, Klas Bergling, said in a statement.
Celebrating the renaming, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra played a beautiful rendition of Avicii’s ‘For A Better Day’, with 14 year old Ella Tiritiello providing touching vocals.
Andreas Sand, the CEO of ASM Global’s Stockholm Live which manages AVICII ARENA, said “being able to use one of Sweden’s most famous and visited buildings as a symbol and meeting place for one of the most important societal issues of our time in the way we now do together with our partners feels fantastic.”