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Friends Arena: All you need to know - Tickets, Direction, Weather (2022)

The Friends Arena is Sweden's recently opened new national stadium. It replaced the old RÃ¥sunda Fotbollstadion.


Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Saturday, 02.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

The newly built Friends Arena, in Sweden, replaces the old RÃ¥sunda Fotbollstadion. The original plan was to rebuild RÃ¥sunda stadium but this soon proved not to be viable, and instead it was decided to build a new stadium altogether.

The proposed new stadium was first given the sponsor name of Swedbank Arena, but in 2012, sponsor Swedbank decided to rename the stadium to Friends Arena after a charity.

Construction of the stadium began in May 2009, and the Friends Arena officially opened on October 27th with a concert night of Swedish artists.

The first football match at the stadium was played on Thursday, November 14, 2012 when the Swedish national team took on England.

The Friends Arena has been chosen as the home of local side AIK from the start of the 2013 season in a referendum. The club's fans chose the arena over the Tele2 Arena.

The stadium has been selected to host the 2017 Europa League final, which is a significant honor. However, it was not selected to host the Euro 2020 Championships.

The arena is located in Stockholm, Sweden.

How to get to the Friends Arena

The Friends Arena is located in Solna, a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. It is about 5 kilometres north of the city centre and central railway station. The arena lies in a predominantly residential neighbourhood, just north of the old RÃ¥sunda Fotbollstadion. If arriving by car from the E4/E20, take exit 167 and drive toward Solna/Sundbyberg. Turn right after the railway station and park as close to the Friends Arena as possible during construction works on the adjacent shopping centre and hotels.

The best way to get to the stadium is by train. The station where Solna is located is close to the arena. Trains run regularly from Stockholm's central station (T-Centralen). The journey only takes 7 minutes.

Metro stations Solna Centrum and Näckrosen are also located at a reasonable walking distance from the stadium. Take line T11 from Stockholm's central station.

Address: Friends Arena, Solna

Eat, drink, and sleep near the Friends Arena

The Friends Arena is located in a new area of development, which includes a large shopping centre, hotels, and residential buildings. Surrounded by quiet residential neighbourhoods, railway tracks, and some light industry, it is an excellent location for events. The adjacent Mall of Scandinavia shopping centre provides a significant number of eating and drinking options. The city centre of Solna is located an approximate 20-minute walk away, but is of little interest, and the vibrant city centre of Stockholm is only a quick train away.

The Quality Hotel Friends is located right next to the Friends Arena and is the best option if you want to stay close to the stadium. Park Inn Hotel and Maude's Hotel are alternatives situated in Solna's centre and thus also at walking distance.

The Ibis Styles Jarva, Scandic Järva Krog, and fancy Winery Hotel are close to the E4 and are therefore conveniently located for people arriving by car. They are also only 15 to 20 minutes walking away from the Friends Arena.

Looking for a hotel near the Friends Arena? You're in luck! There are plenty of options available within easy walking distance of the venue. Additionally, taking public transportation will not take long, so you can stay in the center of Stockholm all while attending your event.

AIK Tickets

Tickets for AIK matches can be bought online, at the ticket office of the Friends Arena, or from the stadium 2 hours before the start of the match. Ticket prices vary depending on the location in the stadium. The cheapest seats are located at the third tier and cost 150 Swedish Krona, or $18. The most expensive seats are located at the first tier and cost 450 Swedish Krona, or $56. Tickets for derby matches cost 50 Swedish Krona to 100 Swedish Krona more.

Relevant Internet links

The official website of the Friends Arena is The website is dedicated to all things Friends: news, events, guides, and more! Stockholmers can find information on Stockholm here, including details on public transportation. is also a great resource for everything Stockholm! Despite being a top of the table clash, the stadium was remarkably empty. The Ultras section and the Malmo support did their best to provide an atmosphere, but it felt as though it was diminished in comparison to other matches.

I attended the AIK vs Malmo game on 30/06/19. I took the train from the main station in Stockholm to Solna and then followed the crowds through the shopping centre that stands between the station and the stadium.

I bought a ticket at the window of the stadium. As with what seems like everyone in Sweden, the gentleman behind the ticket window spoke perfect English. My seat was in the second tier on the side directly opposite the main stand. The stadium is very modern and has a lot of nice amenities. In this way, it almost feels like visiting a NFL or MLB stadium in the US rather than a football match.

The stadium is too big for AIK's needs. The attendance was less than half full even though this match was a top of the table clash, and the Ultras section, along with the Malmo support, provided a decent atmosphere but it felt somewhat lessened in what seemed like a cavernous stadium due to its emptiness.

Wojciech wrote: On May 25, 2017, at 3:42pm, I went to watch the Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax. The stadium is very nice and modern- it's easily accessible by train (station only a few minutes' walk away). The view from the top tiers is great. There is another modern stadium in Stockholm- Tele2arena, but I think it's worth visiting the old Olympic Stadium to see it!

I went to watch the 2017 Europa League final between United and Ajax. The stadium was very nice and modern, and easy to get to by train. It has a great view from the top tiers, and there is another modern stadium in Stockholm- Tele2arena, but Old Olympic Stadium is a must see! It's open to the public!

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