New floorball exhibit at the Sports Museum in Gothenburg

10/13/2014 7:59:54 AM -

An exhibit displaying the history of floorball. In connection to the upcoming World Championship, the Sports Museum in Gothenburg has decided to pay tribute to the sport. Take the opportunity to meet well-known floorball personalities at the grand opening on Wednesday.      

The exhibit, the result of collaboration between the museum and the Swedish Floorball Federation, is a journey through time from when floorball came to Sweden during the 1960’s and up until today.
– Both text and materials will be used to tell the history, says curator Hans Elbel. There will be sticks, balls and goalie masks which will showcase how the sport has developed through time. We have also borrowed trophies, won by the Swedish national team, as well as trophies and photos from Pixbo, a team from Gothenburg.

Several well-known floorball personalities will be there and among others, the multiple World Championship gold-medallist Niklas Jihde and Martin Östholm, who plays for Pixbo and the Swedish national team. Moreover, “the founder of floorball”, Carl-Åke Ahlqvist, will attend.
– He is the one who brought the sticks to Sweden in the late 1960’ and he worked hard to get them distributed to schools. Then the whole culture exploded, mainly because of him, says Elbel.
The former coach Kristina Landgren-Carestam is also coming to the grand opening.
– She will give a lecture and talk about how it is to be a coach and to be a female coach to a male team, says Erik Nilsson, delegate of the Swedish Floorball Federation.        

The sports museum, located in the barracks in Kviberg, Gothenburg, opened in 1993 and is run by the non-profit association Idrottsmusei Vänner. There is a total of over 15 000 objects and 30 000 photos displaying different sports and athletes from Gothenburg through the years, among others Ingemar Johansson and Eric Lemming.

The exhibit will be open for three months and will, during the World Championship, be moved to the Fun Zone at Svenska Mässan, the Swedish exhibition and congress centre. 

All guests at the opening will receive free tickets to the derby between Pixbo and Warberg that evening.


When: October 15th at 1 o’clock.

Where: We will meet at the restaurant Kantinen, the exhibit is at the Sport Museum.

Address: Övre Kaserngården 12, Kviberg


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