Royal Arena set to open in 2016

Set to open in 2016, Royal Arena is starting to look like another venue for concerts in Copenhagen. Currently under construction close to Field's, it will have a capacity of 15,000. For comparison, Parken can hold up to 55,000. 

Renamed from Copenhagen Arena due to a sponsorship with its upcoming main supplier Royal Unibrew, the 35,000 sqm venue is being built by Arena Cphx P/S. 

The budget is 1.25 billion kroner, financed by Realdania, the municipality of Copenhagen and banks LR Realkredit and Arbejdernes Landsbank.

The arena will be operated by Danish Venue Enterprise, who are owned by Live Nation. CEO Dan Hammer tells Jyllands-Posten that the first events can be expected in late 2016. 

The first sport event expected for Royal Arena is the 2018 IIHF World Championship. The multi-use arena is predicted to host 100 events a year.

Along with the forthcoming cinema in Field's, the arena will be an incentive to keep people out late in Ørestad.