Club: Malmö FF | Opening: 2009 | Capacity: 24,000 (6,000 standing)
History and description
Swedbank Stadion got built as a modern replacement for Malmö’s old Malmö Stadion. Plans for the new stadium, which was to be built adjacent to the old one, were approved late 2005 and building works started in April 2007.
Construction of the Swedbank Stadion was completed in early 2009 and it officially opened on the 13th of April with a league match between Malmö and Örgryte (3-0). The costs of construction had been SEK 695 million.
Swedbank Stadion is located about 3 kilometres south of Malmö’s city centre and Malmö’s main railway station.
If arriving by car from the E20/E6 motorway (south-west), take exit Malmö V (south of the city). Continue straight ahead toward the city following signs for Centrum and Malmö Arena. Go through about 6 roundabouts (for about 4 kilometres) until the crossing with the John Ericssons Väg and turn right. The Swedbank Stadion is located behind Malmö’s old stadium on the right side of the road.
If coming from the E20/E6 north, take exit Trafikplats Hindby and turn right towards the city (Centrum). Follow for about 4 kilometres until you see Malmö’s old stadium on your left.
If arriving by public transport, take bus 3 from the main railway station in the direction of Malmö Värnhem. Get off at stop Malmö Stadion. The ride takes about 12 minutes.
Alternatively one can take bus 5 in the direction of Malmö Hyllie Station. Get off after 15 minutes at stop Malmö Lorensborg. From there it’s a 10-minute walk to the stadium. Both buses go multiple times per hour.
Address: Eric Perssons Väg 31, 217 62 Malmö
Eat, drink, and sleep
Swedbank Stadion lies in a mainly residential area. It is bordered by a large park and surrounded by other sports facilities, among which Malmö’s old stadium that is still in use for athletics events.
While nearby Pildammsparken is pleasant on a summer’s afternoon, there is otherwise little around the stadium, and eating and drinking is best done in Malmö’s city centre.
If you wish to stay close to the Swedbank Stadium, Hotel Mercure Malmö will be your hotel of choice. It gets good reviews and is located only a few minutes walking away from the stadium. The cheaper Bosses Gästvåningar hostel is an alternative still at walking distance, while there are plenty of alternatives in Malmö’s city centre.
Tickets for Malmö FF games can be purchased online via Ticnet, by phone via the Ticnet callcenter +47 (0) 77 170 70 70, or at the MFF shop at the stadium.
Tickets can also be bought at the ticket windows at the stadium on the day of the match. Malmö only sell out the occasional high-profile match.
Malmö FF have divided their home matches into three pricing categories. Tickets for the cheapest matches range in price from SEK 195.00 for a seat behind the goal to SEK 345.00 for a central seat at the main stand. These prices increase to between SEK 310.00 and SEK 595.00 for the most expensive matches. Standing costs either SEK 90.00, SEK 125.00, or SEK 150.00 depending on the category.
Relevant Internet links
Mff.se – Official website of Malmö FF.
Malmötown.com – Official visitor site for Malmö.
Skanetrafiken.se – Public transport information for the wider Malmö area.
Reseplanerare.resrobot.se – Public transport journey planner.