Tele2 Arena is a retractable roof multi-purpose stadium in Stockholm Globe City, just south of Stockholm City Centre, Sweden. It is used for concerts and football matches, hosting the home matches of Allsvenskan teams Djurgårdens IF and Hammarby IF; the arena has a capacity of 30,000 to 35,000 spectators for football matches, depending on the number of people standing, its facilities fulfill the requirements of FIFA and UEFA for hosting international games and tournaments. When configured for concerts, the arena has a capacity of 45,000. With a maximum capacity of up to 40,000 and a rectractable roof, the arena is able to host concerts, motor sport, ice sports, exhibitions, company events and shareholder meetings, in addition to football; the cost was calculated to 2.7 billion SEK including land appropriation and a new parking garage under the arena. The cost was balanced against income from sales of building rights and rental from the operator who runs the arena. Financing was covered by sale of land the lot where Söderstadion was situated, associated building rights for commercial premises.
The owner is the City of Stockholm via subsidiary SGA Fastigheter AB. The arena was planned to host the opening game of the ice hockey World Championship 2013, but the construction was delayed and the arena was not finished until July 2013, two months after the tournament, it was intended that the stadium would stage the finals of the Swedish Super League, but after the delay, it was decided that the finals in 2013 and 2014 would be moved to Malmö Arena. It is decided that Tele2 Arena will be the national stadium of Swedish speedway and american football, it is possible to have artificially frozen ice on the ground. The bandy team of Hammarby IF has practiced on the ice when this possibility was tried for the first time, but the team will so far still use Zinkensdamms IP as its home ground for bandy. "Bandyns dag" was supposed to be arranged at the arena on 14 December 2013 with a match against IFK Vänersborg as the climax but had to be cancelled due to problems with preparing the ice. Instead, the match against Sandvikens AIK on 10 January 2014 was played in Tele2 Arena.
On 27 June 2013, just days before Hammarby IF's first football game in their new arena, an explosive device was found outside the stadium. Former players from rival club Djurgårdens IF were to play an exhibition game that evening in front of 3,000 spectators, but the game was cancelled due to the threat; the culture commissioner for the City of Stockholm has stated that the city council "has authority over who gets to play there, that power will be used" if the situation does not get under control. The first event at the stadium was a football match between Superettan sides Hammarby IF and Örgryte IS on 20 July 2013; the match, which ended in a 0–0 draw, brought in 29,175 spectators, setting a new record for highest attendance at a Superettan match. The following day, a crowd of 27,798 attended Djurgårdens IF's inaugural match at Tele2 Arena, a 1–2 defeat by IFK Norrköping. Two football teams from Stockholm, Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens IF, have played their home games at Tele2 Arena since July 2013.
Another Stockholm club, IF Brommapojkarna, have played matches against the other Stockholm teams at Tele2 Arena instead of at their usual home ground, Grimsta IP. The official inauguration took place on 24 August 2013, featuring Swedish artists Robyn, Lars Winnerbäck and Kent, but the first concert at Tele2 Arena had taken place on 27 July 2013, with Swedish band Gyllene Tider performing. Paul McCartney played the Tele2 Arena on 9 July 2015 as part of the European leg of his Out There Tour. Madonna visited Tele2 Arena with her Rebel Heart Tour on 14 November 2015, attracting over 39,000 people. On 28 February and 1 March 2014, Swedish super star Avicii made two sold-out concerts with 35,000 and 40,000 spectators, respectively; the Rolling Stones played the Tele2 Arena on 1 July 2014 as part of the European leg of their 14 On Fire tour. It was the band's 26th appearance in Sweden. In 2015, the American football World Championship was to be hosted in Stockholm, with Tele2 Arena as the only venue.
On 24 January 2015, the Arena hosted UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson, a mixed martial arts card headlined by Swedish fighter Alexander Gustafsson and American fighter Anthony Johnson. In 2015 and 2016, the Swedish Bandy Finals have been held at the arena. In addition, Hammarby IF have played single matches here. Adele performed at the arena as a part of her Adele Live 2016 Tour on 29 April 2016. Rihanna performed at the arena as a part of her Anti World Tour on 4 July 2016. Super star Justin Bieber performed at the arena as a part of his Purpose World Tour on 29 and 30 September 2016. On June 17, 2017, for her Celine Dion Live 2017 tour, Canadian superstar Celine Dion performed in front of a crowd of a less than average 21,699, Selling out instantly, she interestingly decided to divide the stadium in half for her show, citing “Better experience for the audience and for logistical reasons”. The Swedish superstar trio Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello performed three reunion shows as the Swedish House Mafia at the Tele2 Arena on May 2–4, 2019, after they split up in March 2013 ending their One Last Tour at the Ultra Music Festival.
Tickets for these shows sold out fast - more than 120,000 tickets were sold within 5 minutes. Stockholm Globe City Media related to Tele2 Arena at Wikimedia Commons Official site of Tele2 Arena SGA Fastigheter AB Stockholm Globe Arenas
Aaron Kraten is a mixed media artist from Costa Mesa, California. Aaron Kraten was born March 1974, in San Francisco, California; as a child, he moved to Huntington Beach in Southern California. As a teenager, Aaron was interested in skateboarding and counter culture. After high school, he worked full-time jobs while establishing himself as an artist, taking jobs in factories and working a stint as a courier, he gained recognition in the early 2000s, subsequently set up a studio in a Costa Mesa loft on the East side. Kraten is a mixed media artist, using found objects such as refrigerator doors and discarded windows to dismantled doghouses and old street signs as well as using nontraditional paint media such as correction fluid, he prefers giving a textured quality to the work. Aaron is a self-taught artist. One of his best known paintings is Coast 2007, It was fingerpainted. Kraten grew up in Huntington Beach and spent many of his formative years drawing in 100-page sketchbooks, a practice he continues to this day.
In 1999, while Kraten was working as a Vespa motorcycle mechanic, he experimented with painting on found objects. Kraten's first sales emerged after starting to display work in the thrift store, Stateside, at The Lab Anti-Mall where he was employed at the time, sold a fair amount of it. Soon after, Kraten began submitting his work to museums in Southern California. Kraten's work has been shown in museums such as the Laguna Art Museum. Kraten shows posts new work on his website often. Kraten has created over 350 paintings, he paints full-time. Orange County Museum of Art - Newport Beach, California "10/10" October 11, 2002 Gallery 23 - Costa Mesa, California "Dee Dee Ramone" May 12, 2002 The Camp - Costa Mesa, California "Remix" June 27, 2003 7 degrees - Laguna Beach, California "Latest Works" September 1, 2003 Laguna Art Museum - Laguna Beach, California "21-art pack" October 13, 2003 Gallery C - Redondo Beach, California "Nine" July 29 - September 11, 2003 Subject Matter - Costa Mesa, California "Chapter 10" September 18, 2004 The Kutting Room Gallery - Santa Monica, California "Fontana Meets Kraten" October 2, 2004 Wax Poetic - Burbank, California "Latest Works" January 22, 2005 Arena Gallery - Huntington Beach, California "Latest Works" November 12, 2005 Wax Poetic - Burbank, California "Latest Works" January 22 - February 22, 2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - "Fresh" June 4, 2005 Venice Art Walk - Santa Monica, California "This is Art" May 20, 2006 Subject Matter - Costa Mesa, California "Collabro" May 20, 2006 Alpha Cult - Long Beach, California "Exhibit A" August 26, 2006 Gallery 1988 - Los Angeles, California "I am 8bit" April 18 - May 19, 2006 Think Space - Los Angeles, California "pick of the harvest" September 8, 2006 Alpha Cult - Long Beach, California "Interdirectional" May 12, 2007 Jack Flynn Gallery - Costa Mesa, California "Urbanism" August 11, 2007 The Pinch Gallery - Costa Mesa, California "The White Album" August 27, 2007 Alpha Cult - Long Beach, California "21-art pack" October 13, 2007 Koos Gallery - Long Beach, California "Pop Music" December 15, 2007 Laguna Art Museum - Laguna Beach, California "100 Artist" February 9, 2008 The Box Gallery - Costa Mesa, California January 12, 2008 Wax Poetic - Burbank, California "Latest Works" March 22, 2008 Swiv Gallery - Oceanside, California "Keep" November 12, 2008 Project Artist Gallery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 7, 2008 Suite100 Gallery - Seattle, Washington November 14, 2009 The Box Gallery - Costa Mesa, California January 17, 2009 Halogen Gallery - Seattle, Washington June 10, 2009 Neue Transit Studio - Santa Ana, California June 10, 2009 Neue Transit Studio - Santa Ana, California June 10, 2010 Rothick Art Haus - Anaheim, California "Doll Haus" April 9 - May 7, 2011 Art Wino - Richmond, Virginia "G40 the Summit" March 1–30, 2012 Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles - "Fresh" March 24, 2012 Rothick Art Haus - Anaheim, California "7 Deadly Sins" April 14, 2012 The Brink Gallery - Missoula, Montana "On Deck" May 2, 2014 Laguna Art Museum - Laguna Beach, California "California Cool" February 7, 2015 Rivet Gallery - Columbus, Ohio "Be My Valentine" February 7, 2015 Woot Bear Gallery - San Francisco, California "Art on Guard" May 29, 2015 Artist's Personal Website Video Interview OC Weekly Cover May 2001 OC Weekly Cover June 2001 Razor Magazine vol. 3 no. 3 March 2003, *Ramones article* Razor Magazine vol. 3 no. 4 April 2003, *HP Lovecraft article* Razor Magazine vol. 3 no. 5 May 2003, *The Matrix article* ISM Quarterly Cover May 2003 Happy Magazine 2004 ISM Quarterly Cover 2005 Peel Magazine Issue 7 Winter 2007, *Trunk Article* ISM: Untitled Love Project Book Issue 15 December 2009 OC Weekly See Creatures With Kraken and Kraten at the Box Gallery 2009 Label 228: A Street Art Project book by
Narender Pal Singh known as N. P. Singh, is an Indian former first-class cricketer who represented Hyderabad for 14 seasons, he worked as a selector for Hyderabad Cricket Association. Born in Laksar, Singh played as a right-arm medium-fast bowler for Hyderabad, he made his first-class debut for the team at the age of 20 in the 1993–94 Ranji Trophy. He appeared in 101 first-class matches and took 319 wickets at an average less than 27, he claimed 70 wickets in 48 List A matches at 24.68. He was one of the top four wicket-takers of the 1998–99 Ranji Trophy and part of the Hyderabad team that finished runners-up in the 1999–00 Ranji Trophy, he played his last first-class match in December 2006, finishing as one of the players with most appearances for Hyderabad. Singh became a selector for the Hyderabad Cricket Association soon after his retirement, he worked as the chairman of the senior team selection panel of HCA. He was replaced in the selection panel in 2011, after which he worked as a consultant for HCA's district and satellite academies.