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.
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.
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 more!
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 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.
Thanks to the short distances in the city, Gothenburg is one of Europe’s premier events cities. It’s a friendly summer city with easy access to the archipelago. The people of Gothenburg are used to looking after their visitors. And we also have Liseberg, the top leisure park in Northern Europe, visited by a large proportion of all Gothia Cup participants.