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Malmo Arena – Malmo Redhawks

Photos by Sasa Grujic, Stadium Journey

Stadium Info FANFARE Score: 3.43

Malmo Arena Hyllie Stationstorg 2 Malmo, Sweden 21532

Year Opened: 2008

Capacity: 12,600


Hockey in Malmö

Malmö is Sweden`s third biggest city beautifully situated by the Baltic Sea.

The Malmö Redhawks are a Swedish professional ice hockey club based in Malmö, founded in 1972. The club has won two Swedish Championship titles, in 1992 and 1994, and the 1993 European championship. The club is currently playing in Sweden’s premier hockey league, the SHL and they play their home games at Malmö Arena.

Malmö Arena offers sports, entertainment and cultural events all year round in one of Sweden`s biggest indoor arenas. Malmo Arena has hosted diverse events such as the Eurovision Song Contest, World Men’s Handball Championships, and the Junior Hockey World Championships.

Food & Beverage 3

It is not allowed to bring food or beverages into the arena from the outside.

Malmö Arena offers a selection of food and drink in its three restaurants, and one of them has a unique panoramic view of the ice rink. The restaurants open no later than 2 hours prior to the start of a game.

Located around the arena, bars, kiosks and fast food are open during the games and offer a wide range of drinks, snacks and sweets as well hot meals such as hamburgers. In addition to the friendliness of service, the lines move relatively quickly. Depending on the type of hamburger and whether it includes soft drinks, prices range from 45 to 90kr (10kr = €1 or 8kr= $1). Overall, the concessions are exactly what you would expect from a match day food experience.

The only beers that are on offer are Heineken and Norlands. It looks like the Sportsbar is a bit more expensive than the rest, so the whiskey is 95kr (4cl) or 130kr (6cl), Heineken is 65kr (33cl) and Norlands is 60kr (33cl) or 75kr (50cl) while in the Arena Xpress Norlands beer is 45kr (50cl).

Atmosphere 3

Malmö Arena is an overall good place to see a game, and provides a typical game day experience.

RedZone is Malmö Redhawk’s most popular area for all supporters. In the heart of RedZone there is Fans Corner. Here, old and young fans spend time together before release, period breaks, and after the end signal.

The arena has a stand on each side. The northern part of the arena has two tiers for seating, while the south stand has only one tier for seating, while the upper tier is reserved for executive suites and restaurant. The southern stand also has place for disabled persons.

The main concourse is wide and with a lot of entrances, and it is easy to find it inside the arena. And once inside the seating bowl, you’ll also get bit a sense of spaciousness, from the wide seats. However, legroom could be greater, especially for tall people. Seats are not that far away from the game action in the lower levels.

Located across the main entrance area you will find everything in RedZone, from Fans Corner, with puck shooting, table hockey, photo wall and anything else to the Redhawks shop. A variety of product offerings are available at the store, with scarf or t-shirt for 200kr, puck with logo for 80kr or a replica jersey for 700kr.

The announcer is excellent, with generally good sound quality, he raises the atmosphere.

Interaction with the hawk’s mascot during breaks is mandatory, especially for children.

The scoreboard is usually turned on all sides, showing live match action, and all the important situations in replay.

Neighborhood 5

Malmö Arena is located in the new district of Hyllie. The neighborhood is loaded with interesting spots. Just a few hundred meters away is one of the biggest shopping centres in Scandinavia, Malmö`s newest, largest and most exclusive shopping centre, Emporia.

In addition to the typical food supply for shopping center in the immediate surroundings of the arena there are kebabs, Subway, and McDonalds.

Because Malmo Arena is less than 100m away from the Hyllie Station you are able to travel by train to Malmö center for just 7 minutes! Stortorget and Lilla Torg are the older parts of the city centre and they abound with restaurants, bars, and cafés. Lilla Torg is Malmö`s most picturesque square, established in 1592.

Sweden`s only gondola can be found in Malmö. Ribersborg beach is in the centre of the city with a view at Turning Torso, the highest, most twisted building in Scandinavia. For history lovers there is the beautiful St Petri church form the early 14th century.

Almost all hotels in Malmö are centrally located, which means that you are close to most things wherever you choose to stay. If you decide to stay in Hyllie, you can choose between several hotels while the Malmö Arena Hotel is situated in direct connection with Malmö Arena.

Fans 3

In general, fans are loyal but they don`t stay involved, only cheering during big moments. With average attendance, they do exactly what you expect fans to do.

With an average of some 6,000 visitors, the lower tiers of the stand are quite filled, but a proper noise is heard only during big moments like shots on goal, goals, etc.

Access 5

Generally Malmö Arena is very accessible both in terms of getting to the arena and moving around the arena once inside.

The arena is less than 100m away from the Hyllie Station and by train you can get to Copenhagen Airport in 12 minutes, or 25 minutes to the Malmö Airport. Bus nr.8 to the Malmö center operates every 5-10 minutes. Several taxi companies offer a fixed fare system for rides within Malmö and the surrounding area. Always agree on the price before getting into a taxi.

Parking is possible in the underground garage within the arena at a cost of 20 kr per hour.

Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster can be delivered in various ways, but all tickets must be printed out. Also you can buy or pick up your tickets at the box office at Malmö Arena beginning two hours before the event.

The main concourse is wide, but without a view of playing surface. Traffic flow is excellent, without any significant retention. It’s easy to get in for those who need assistance with mobility.

For the time being it is not possible to organise guided tours.

Return on Investment 4

In Malmö Arena everything is around the price you can expect in Sweden.

The range for ticket prices are from 75kr for standing places up to 410kr. Since there is no other option, parking within the arena is worth the cost. The prices of drinks are within the Swedish average. There is no program available, but a team sheet is provided free of charge.

Extras 1

One extra point for loyalty. It’s staggering when you see a couple with two small children including a baby born just a few weeks ago to the game of the beloved team.

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