ONE CITY,
ONE ARENA

Gothenburg is an old harbour city located on the Swedish west coast. It is the second largest in Sweden with 560,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area.

Throughout history we have embraced people and influences from abroad, and the city has developed with ideas and knowledge from around the world. We love events Gothenburg is not just one of Sweden’s main event cities. The passion and motivation that are evident here have spread far beyond Sweden’s borders and made a strong impression on the international events map.

Considering the size of Gothenburg it has an impressive list of hosted events. This success is the result of collaboration and a united vision in the way the city organises events. It is also thanks to a wonderful public, who are dedicated, curious and loyal. This is a city that has the ideal arenas and infrastructure for hosting events, as well as bold, creative and professional organisers.

Gothenburg has truly set a new standard for how to organise a major sport event.

JONATHAN EDWARDS DURING 2006 EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

VENUES

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SLOTTSSKOGSVALLEN

PRIMARY STADIA VENUE
A multi-use stadium located in the beautiful surroundings of the Slottsskogen City Park, located in the southwestern parts of the city center. Only a 15 minute tram ride away from the Ullevi Stadium.
  • The annual GöteborgsVarvet, the world’s largest half marathon, use the arena as start- and finish venue.
  • Next to Slottsskogsvallen is the House of Athletics which houses meeting rooms, facilities for doping, medical services and the media. 
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ULLEVI STADIUM

SECONDARY STADIA
A legendary multi-purpose stadium built for the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Located right in the city center. 
  • Has hosted many international events such as the 1995 World Championships in Athletics, the 2006 European Athletics Championships and the UEFA Cup Final in 2004.
  • Ullevi houses a number of restaurants, banqueting and conference rooms, meeting all criterias. The facilities for the media, the medical service and doping control are all excellent.  
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BJÖRLANDA ATHLETIC

TRAINING AND ADDITIONAL VENUE
Björlanda Athletics will be a new arena in place for WMA 2022, located on the island of Hisingen, north west of the city center, and close to the  archipelago. 
  • Planning and construction will start during 2018. Opening 2021, at latest.
  • Will be fully equipped and one of the most modern athletic arenas in Sweden.
  • Space for multiple throwing fields surrounding the arena.
  • Facility will be designed to host national championships.
  • Stand with roof for 1000 spectators.
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SLOTTSSKOGEN CITY PARK

TERRAIN RUNNING EVENTS
Slottsskogen is a green city park and meeting space, the park where the people of Gothenburg go to relax and for exercise and recreation.
  • Extensive grassed areas for picnics and playing, a zoo and excellent jogging tracks.
  • The perfect venue for the terrain  running event.
  • The House of Athletics offers all indoor facilities needed.
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ÅBY ATHLETICS

TRAINING AND ADDITIONAL VENUE
This venue is the home of Mölndals Athletics, one of the biggest athletics clubs in the Gothenburg region.
  • An excellent additional venue and training venue.
  • Located just south of Gothenburg, with bus and tram you travel from the city center to Åby in approximately 30 minutes.
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FUNZONE & MEETING POINT

A PLACE FOR MEETINGS AND CEREMONIES
We will create a fun zone at the main event info center in the Slottsskogsvallen area.

  • For all athletes, officials and sponsors

  • A place to meet the people of Gothenburg and other visitors.

  • Medal ceremonies, entertainment, food and drinks and other activities. 

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ACCOMMODATION
JUST AROUND
THE CORNER

Greater Gothenburg offers over 12,000 hotel rooms ranging from budget to five-star. More than 10,000 of these are located in the city. Virtually all hotels are environmentally certified, making Gothenburg the greenest hotel city in the world.
Preliminary reservations of 8 000 hotel beds have been made from the 17-27 of August.

WMA OFFICIAL HOTEL
AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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GREATER GOTHENBURG HOTELS 2018
- GENERAL STANDARD RATES

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Gothenburg has an almost unbelievable concentration of big-city attributes all contained within a pocket-sized format.

BALTIC OUTLOOK 2014

ENJOY
GOTHENBURG

A characteristic feature of Gothenburg is the compact city area. Event venues, hotels, restaurants, museums and shopping are all in close proximity to each other and easily accessible from the airport, ferry terminals and railway station. This also makes it natural for the WMA Champion-ships athletes to interact with the people of Gothenburg, not only at the arenas but all over the city center.

The highlights of Gothenburg and its surroundings are an exceptional combination of city life, culture and nature - most of them are found within comfortable walking distance. 

Fruits of the sea
Gothenburg has an almost religious relationship with the fruits of the sea. Prawns, lobster and a wide selection of fish are ranked amongst the finest in the world. Since 1910, daily catches are unloaded at the Fish Auction Hall and guided tours are available in the early morning hours. 

Set course for a great meal
Enjoy cuisine from all over the world at reasonable prices. Innovative and traditional kitchens lie side by side with hip food trucks and gourmet restaurants; several named in the Guide Michelin as well as the Swedish White Guide. Gothenburg is the only Swedish city in the international gastronomic network Delice.

Shopping
Gothenburg is a lively shopping destination with a fun mix of modern department stores and fashionable boutiques, picturesque markets, pedestrian streets, malls and arcades. 

Museums
Around 25 museums offer something for every taste. Visit the Göteborg City Museum for cultural history from ancient times to the present, and the Museum of World Culture for contemporary issues about the world we live in. If you love design, pay a visit to Röhsska.

Liseberg Amusement Park
Liseberg Amusement Park is the biggest visitor’s attraction in Scandinavia. Go on thrilling rides, listen to concerts or just stroll in the park to see the beautiful gardens and sculpture exhibitions.

Gothenburg is the most sustainable meeting and event destination in the world.

LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNER
GLOBAL DESTINATION SUSTAINABILITY INDEX 2016 AND 2017
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This is as much Scandinavia as you can get for your money.

LONELY PLANET’S BEST IN TRAVEL 2013 VOTES GOTHENBURG THE NO. 2 BEST VALUE DESTINATION.
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