About Royal Arena
Royal Arena is the venue for big international events such as the World Championship in Ice Hockey, the European Short Course Swimming Championships, the World Men's Handball Championship, and concerts featuring international stars.
The arena is centrally located in Copenhagen, close to the city, metro, motorways to both Sweden and Germany, and the international airport.
Every year, thousands of people visit the arena to attend one of its many sports and entertainment events.
The 35,000-m2 space can accommodate up to 16,000 concert guests and 12,500 spectators at sports events, seated or standing. It includes foyer, cafés and bars. In addition, there are areas for the performing artists and athletes and the arena’s own service functions.
The design of Royal Arena reflects a strong Scandinavian tradition, in which quality, function and design give it a markedly Nordic identity. Outside the building, the large staircases provide opportunities to play or just hang out. The open ground floor invites the city in, and it is easy for everyone to enter and find their way around.
The interior of the arena is built as a concert hall with superb acoustics. The location of the stage can be changed to suit the occasion: at one end as in a traditional concert hall, or centrally placed. It can also be reduced in size to suit smaller-scale events seating as few as 3,500 guests. At the same time, the arena is so flexible that the stage area can be converted into bleachers for spectators at the likes of handball or ice hockey games.