The big meeting place

Gothia Heden Center

Heden is the heart of Gothia Cup. Here you will find the Central Information building, the tournament’s headquarters during the week. Heden Center in the heart of Göteborg is centraly located within walking distance from Nya Ullevi (opening ceremony arena) and the main boulevard Avenyn.
Despite of the fact that Heden is located right in the Göteborg city centre, this area accommodates 6 artificial grass fields (four 11-a-side and two 7-a-side). On two of these fields we have built up grandstands for the spectators to enjoy the games. These seven fields make Heden Gothia Cup’s third largest game centre.

The heart of Gothia Cup

The Place

Heden is a storied place in the Swedish football. It was namely here that the first football game in Swedish territory was played. The year was 1892 and the match was between Örgryte IS and IS lyckans Soldater.

The Events

Here you also find the Gothia Heden Center, a large event and exhibition area where our partners arrange fun activities and contests. You will also find souvenirs, food court, and Taste The World here!
Gothia Heden Center is the heart of the tournament for both players and our partners.
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Leader’s Lounge
Strategically and perfectly located with panorama view over the playing fields you can find the Leader’s Lounge. Team leaders and coaches meet colleagues from all over the world and discuss tactics. Coffee is for free and if you want something else to drink you can purchase it at the bar. It is here where you pick up your coach t-shirt included in your Leader’s Plus Card.
SKF Arena
SKF Arena is the center court of the tornament. With a capacity of over 10000 spectators its our biggest arena during the preliminary stages. Here you can watch top class football from all corners of the world.

At Heden you'll find Coca-Cola at Skills Arena, where you can try your football skills. In the Sponsor Village you can visit their unique photo activities.
Visit Umbro and play the fun game of bubbleball. It’s a really fun activity for you and your friends!
Check out Opels great cars! You can also find other fun activities.
Gothia Cup Foundation & Kongo
See how Gothia Cup works with different projects around the world. Get a glimpse of the Meet The World tournaments, Kim Källström Trophy and our schools in Congo.
The worlds largest and most international youth football tournament.
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