Gothenburg's Scandinavium will host the 2019 Champions Hockey League final, it has been confirmed. Frölunda Indians won the right to host the final, having had a better record than Red Bull Munich over the CHL campaign.
It will be the venue for the CHL's showpiece event, where the winner will be decided and the European trophy presented.
Opened in 1971, the Scandinavium has been Frölunda's home ever since. The arena has a capacity for hockey of 12,044 and as such will be the biggest venue to host a CHL final so far. During it's 48 years, the Scandiavium has hosted other notable events such as the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, 1981 and 2002 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships, 1993 and 2011 World Men's Handball Championships, 2005 and 2012 ISU World Synchronised Skating Championships, and Tennis' Davis Cup final four times (1984, 1987, 1988 and 1997). It has also played host to concerts, and has been the venue of the annual Göteborg Horse Show since 1977.
The arena is located approximately 250 meters from Korsvägen, a major public transport hub in Gothenburg, where more than 15 different bus lines, and trams four and five, all stop. Scandinavium itself has stops on tram lines six, eight, thirteen and fourteen.
This will be the second time that Gothenburg has hosted the Champions Hockey League final; in 2017, the Indians beat Sparta Prague in overtime at Frölundaborg.