LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ASM Global, the world’s largest producer of entertainment experiences, and Suvilahden Areena Oy have announced an unprecedented alliance to propose serving as the lead in the future reimagination of Helsinki’s sprawling iconic and historic Hanasaari power plant built in 1909.
The duo’s aim is to preserve as much of the legendary landmark building while integrating local culture and environment in combination with a state-of-the-art arena and festival area within the development.
ASM Global will anchor the music and live-entertainment venue while exploring incorporating sports programming on a major scale.
ASM Global Europe President Chris Bray said, “Hanasaaren voimala is a major next step for ASM Global in Finland. We already have a strong presence in Scandinavia and are now building on our recent expansion into Helsinki, which includes Kulttuuritalo. We believe that with our unrivalled global network, we will bring the world’s most sought-after concerts and artists to fans in Helsinki.
“Hanasaaren voimala has an exceptional location. The possibility of building a new arena and entertainment hub by the sea with a festival area and an urban culture project is an exciting prospect.”
Suvilahden Areena Oy CEO Timo Nieminen said, “Cooperation with ASM Global strengthens the credibility of our project. We get to use ASM Global’s experience and best practices regarding venue management. Basing the design on strong experience and insights is a prerequisite for a financially feasible project.
“We are now just waiting for the development reservation to be granted by the city. We aim to run a planning process working with the key players in the area, the environs and the city of Helsinki to create a new type of urban culture hub.”
ASM Global’s Stockholm Live operates seven venues in the capital city alone, and in May it announced an operation agreement with the Helsinki Cultural Centre.
ABOUT ASM GLOBAL
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and convention and exhibition centers, including The Moscone Center, San Francisco; ICC, Sydney Australia; Olympia London; Shenzhen World China; and P&J Live in Aberdeen, U.K.
ABOUT SUVILAHDEN AREENA OY
Suvilahden Areena Oy is a Finnish privately owned development company that has applied for a development reservation from the City of Helsinki in March 2023 in order to investigate the feasibility of an event and multipurpose arena intended for culture and events in the Hanasaari power plant area located in Suvilahti, Helsinki. suvilahdenareena.fi.