The European Swimming Championships 2017 will be the first major sports event held at the new Royal Arena and will host around 800 contestants from 40 different countries and an expected audience of 30,000 during the five days of the championship. It is also confirmed that the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2018, which is amongst the world’s largest sports events, is to take place at the Royal Arena.
The Royal Arena will have a capacity of 12,500 people for sports events and a theatre styled conference setting and approximately 16,000 for a concert.
About the award
The ‘SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards’ are the internationally recognised and longest established rankings of the world’s top sports hosts and have been held every two years since 2006. For the first time since the awards were launched in 2006, the shortlisted cities were able to upload submissions. Over 1,100 fields of data were uploaded covering the following categories: Hosting, Venues, Transport and Infrastructure, Accommodation, Event Strategy, Legacy, Quality of Life, Public Support/Tourism, Security and Marketing/Promotional Ability/Branding.
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