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Ericsson Globe: Home away from home for the Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche will spend the week at the very unique Globe Arena in Stockholm

For forty games this season, the Pepsi Center will be the home for the Colorado Avalanche. This season, thanks to their trip to Sweden, the Avs will be playing their other ‘home game’ at the Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm.

It’s a pretty unique building and not something you would see in North America - especially not for a professional sports team. The Globe is the largest hemispherical building on the planet and is normally used as the home arena for Djurgårdens IF of the SHL.

There have been eight previous NHL regular season games played at The Globe, however, these will be the first since 2011.

This isn’t the first time the Colorado Avalanche have played in The Globe. Back in 2001, they were a part of the NHL Challange and played in Stockholm against Brynäs IF before the rest of the scheduled games were canceled.

For this Avs visit, they had to install a completely new ice surface to match NHL rink dimensions - one that is smaller than the ice surface that is normally housed in the building.


The Building

Commonly referred to as simply Globen

Built in: 1989

Diameter: 110 metres (361 feet)

Inner height: 85 metres (279 feet),

Volume: 605,000 cubic metres (21,188,800 cubic feet)

Capacity: 16,000 (13,850 for hockey)

Record capacity: 16,531 - Spice Girls (May 19, 1998)

Detroit Red Wings v St. Louis Blues Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Previous NHL Games at Globen

2000

Vancouver Canucks beat Modo Hockey 5-2

Vancouver Canucks beat Djurgårdens 2-1 in overtime

2001

Colorado Avalanche beat Brynäs IF 5–3

2003

Toronto Maple Leafs beat Djurgårdens 9-2

Toronto Maple Leafs beat Färjestad BK 3–0

2008

Pittsburgh Penguins beat Ottawa Senators 4-3 (OT)

Ottawa Senators beat Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1

2009

St. Louis Blues beat Detroit Red Wings 4-3

St. Louis Blues beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3

2010

San Jose Sharks beat Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2

Columbus Blue Jackets beat San Jose Sharks 3-2 (OT)

2011

Los Angeles Kings beat New York Rangers 3-2 (OT)

Anaheim Ducks beat New York Rangers 2-1 (SO)

2017