With the assist of a brief grandstand, occasion development specialist NUSSLI reworked Stockholm’s Tele2 Arena into an enormous 22,000-seat handball arena for the 2023 Men’s World Handball Championship.
When a venue for main sporting occasions comparable to the twenty eighth IHF Men’s World Handball Championship held in Poland and Sweden must adapt to the sport and its followers, NUSSLI has sustainable options prepared. In this fashion, present sports activities amenities could be reworked into preferrred venues to go well with the wants of the respective sports activities occasion.
The handball area at the football stadium was applied by NUSSLI. Photo: Stockholm Live, Gustaf Johansson
Ahead of the begin of the Handball World Cup, the CEO of the Swedish Organizing Committee, Krister Bergström, introduced his imaginative and prescient for an unforgettable World Cup, saying: “We will pay nice consideration to the ambiance of the occasion throughout the ultimate weekend in Stockholm. Our aim is to make the world steady when matches are performed.”
To create the ambiance of this occasion, the NUSSLI Germany venture crew developed its personal small World Cup arena in the Tele2 Arena football stadium for the 9 video games of the Handball World Cup in Stockholm. On the one hand, the present infrastructure of the Tele2 Arena may very well be used for a significant occasion, on the different hand, the arena in the stadium didn’t supply half-empty spectator stands on account of its giant area.
Best view and shut. Photo: Stockholm Live, Gustaf Johansson
Two weeks earlier than the video games in Stockholm, NUSSLI began development. 26 vehicles steadily gathered in entrance of the football stadium in Yohanneshov district and delivered a complete of 450 tons of system materials. The venture crew constructed a brief 8,000-seat grandstand in simply ten days. It match completely into the present tribune system of the stadium and shaped a specifically geared up arena round the handball court docket with rows of seats. A complete of 22,000 seats have been created for the greatest view for the followers.
On January 25 and 27, 2023, the groups competed in the quarter-finals. On January 27, semi-finals and qualifying video games for the fifth to eighth locations have been held. The ambiance in the arena reached its peak on January 29 when defending champions Denmark and Olympic champions France met in the ultimate. The well-known showdown, which showcased handball at its greatest and a 34-29 scoreline, marked Denmark’s third consecutive title win.
Today is the handball tribune, tomorrow is the medal stand
The resolution to make use of the present stadium infrastructure and briefly adapt it to the wants of the occasion additionally contributed to sustainability. Because “stadium operators profit from much more utilization alternatives if they’ll flexibly and shortly adapt their sports activities amenities to smaller occasions,” says NUSSLI. And: Material used for grandstands and different momentary infrastructure strikes from occasion to occasion in a continuing cycle over the years. Any kind of momentary construction for any measurement of occasion could be deliberate, applied and fully dismantled after the occasion with absolute flexibility utilizing the system constructing technique. The elements that made up the stands at the Handball World Cup could also be used on the medal stand of the Ski World Cup in a couple of weeks. (Stadium world, 02.02.2023)
More photographs of Tele2 Arena could be discovered right here.