The Ericsson Globe, one of the most popular arenas in Sweden, has been renamed Avicii Arena as a tribute to the late Avicii.
Avicii’s father made the announcement on Wednesday, May 19, about three years after the Swedish DJ-producer died. Avicii, born Tim Bergling, died at age 28 in 2018 by suicide.
“It was a significant milestone in Tim’s career when he played here nine years ago, and he would be extremely proud that this iconic building from today will bear his name,” Avicii’s father Klas Bergling said in a statement.
Avicii Arena is the largest hemispherical building on Earth and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large white ball, it has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators.
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