WELCOME TO ELITLOPPET 2020!
SOLVALLA - COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) STATEMENT
Due to the spread of coronavirus, the Swedish Government has decided – at the request of the Public Health Agency of Sweden – to prohibit public gatherings of more than 500 people in Sweden until further notice. It is not at present known whether this will affect Elitloppet, and for this reason we have temporarily suspended advance ticket sales. Please return to this page for future updates.
The Elitloppet Weekend 2020 will be held from May 29 to 31. The Elitloppet heats and final will be run on Sunday, May 31. Elitloppet is one of the world’s premier trotting races. It was first run in 1952 and is always held on the final Sunday in May at the Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm. The world’s finest horses are invited to compete in the heats and final over the sprint distance of 1,609 meters (one mile).
The Elitloppet Weekend attracts the biggest attendance at a trotting track of any weekend of the year.
The racing, held over three days, generally attracts around 60,000 visitors to Solvalla. Most of these come on the Saturday and Sunday. Horses, drivers, and trainers come from all over Europe, and even from the other side of the Atlantic. Elitloppet 2020 will see the crowning of the world’s best horse over the sprint distance. Sixteen horses will take part, with eight runners in each of two heats that act as qualifiers for a final that carries a winner’s purse of SEK 3 million.
RESTAURANT SEATS AND TICKETS
Admission tickets for Elitloppet are now available. All restaurant seats will be released for sale at 9:00 AM on March 2.
Entire Elitloppet Weekend May 29 to 31
Price: SEK 490 (Normal price: SEK 690).
Includes the following:
Admission Friday to Sunday.
Friday, May 29: SEK 50
Saturday, May 30: SEK 290
Sunday, May 31: SEK 350
Children and Juniors under 18 admitted free. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Tickets may only be purchased online and give you priority in the line.
We recommend that you book your hotel early for the Elitloppet Weekend as the Stockholm Marathon is also taking place that weekend.
FOOD AND DRINK
All restaurant seats will be released for sale at 9:00 AM on March 2.
In Solvalla’s restaurants, you can consume your meal while enjoying a perfect view of the track, and we promise you a fantastic experience over Sweden’s premier trotting weekend. The various restaurants serve everything from buffets, mixed grill dishes, and two-course and three-course menus, through to a gourmet menu. In the public enclosure, you can also purchase food in marquee cafés and from fast food kiosks. Of course, in our bar areas you can buy a beer, a glass of wine – or why not champagne?
Menus will be published on the website during February and March 2020. All restaurant packages include admission to the track.
Do you have any questions or requests regarding restaurant bookings? Call +46 (0)8-627 98 60, phone hours weekdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SECURITY AT THE VENUE
On this weekend, all bags will be searched at each entrance gate. To facilitate this process, please try to be prepared and cooperative. It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol into the area.
HOW TO GET TO SOLVALLA
Take the commuter rail or subway (T-bana) to Sundbyberg. From there, take SL’s normal bus route 113 to Solvalla (departures every 15 minutes).
Bus route 113 departs from Blackebergs Gård, proceeds via Islandstorget (subway), passes Solvalla, and then continues on to Sundbyberg.
SL’s timetable for bus route 113 can be found here
Bus route 112 runs from Alvik, proceeds via Solvalla, and then continues on to Spånga Station (terminus). Bus 112 calls at the Ankarstocksvägen bus stop, which is the stop closest to the entrance to the stable area and Trotting School, and to the Spånga entrance gate.
SL’s timetable for bus route 112 can be found here
It is also possible to take the subway to Rissne (blue line, direction Hjulsta), followed by a short walk of 10 to 15 minutes.
DIRECT BUS FROM CITYTERMINALEN
Direct buses from Cityterminalen to Solvalla will provide a shuttle service from the bus station throughout the afternoon. Start and finish times, as well as details about purchasing tickets, will be given nearer to the event.
GETTING TO SOLVALLA BY ROAD
E4 from south: take the exit for Bromma/Vällingby E4 from north: take the second exit for Kista/Bromma E18: take the exit from the Rissnekorset roundabout toward Bromma Airport, then after around 1 km (1,100 yds) toward Bromma/Vällingby. 2,500 parking spaces available.
GPS coordinates of stable gates: Lat. 59° 22’ 10’’ N, Long. 17° 56’ 0” E
GPS coordinates of Big Entrance Gate: Lat. 59° 21’ 55” N, Long. 17° 56’ 32” E
GPS coordinates of Main Entrance Gate: Lat. 59° 21’ 57.0” N, Long. 17° 56’ 19.2” E
Due to the limited parking available, we recommend that you leave the car at home. A parking fee applies. Payment may be made by Swish or in cash.
A small number of ATMs will be available during the weekend at Solvalla, but we recommend that you withdraw money before you arrive. The ATMs are marked on the plan. You can use your credit card to place bets at the track
You may store bags/luggage in Building A at a cost of SEK 50 per day.
LOST AND FOUND
Write to email@example.com with a description of the item that you have lost and where it may have gone missing. If you discover it on site during the event, you may contact our Service Center on Level 2 of the Kongress Building. Open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
If medical attention is required, please contact the nearest member of staff/security staff. Medical staff are on site during the weekend between Stand E and Roquépine (see plan).
PARKING FOR MOTORHOMES/CAMPERS
Solvalla has no parking lots for these vehicles. We would refer you to Ängby Camping, which offers cozy accommodation next to a lake and is just 4 km (2.5 miles) from Solvalla Racetrack. Close to buses and the subway. For bookings, please call +46 (0) 8-370 420. Find out more on their website here.
Since January 1, 2019, a new law has been in place requiring you to provide ID when placing bets. In order to place bets on our races, anyone visiting us must therefore present a valid form of ID (driver’s license, passport, or national ID card). For foreign visitors, the only valid form of ID is a passport. ID checks will be performed on foreign customers on each new day on which the customer places a bet, collects winnings, or wishes to cancel a bet.
We recommend placing bets early before each race in order to avoid queuing.
Tip: Create an account with ATG.se and deposit cash before you arrive at the track. Watch a video showing you what to do here.
DISABLED OR WHEELCHAIR-BOUND GUESTS
We recommend that people with reduced mobility mention this when booking in our restaurants. During the Elitloppet Weekend, we will have a number of specially-adapted seats for wheelchair users. Please see the designated seats on the plan.
We offer free Wi-Fi at the venue. The network is called Banguest and the password is Zoogin12
Follow Solvalla for information about Elitloppet on social media. Please feel free to share your experiences by tagging #elitloppet20. Don’t miss joining the Facebook event for the latest news about Elitloppet 2020.
MEMBERS OF MEDIA & PRESS
For press accreditation, apply no later than May 25 by sending your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RACE PROGRAM & TIMINGS
These can be purchased at the gates, Service Center, and our sales outlets. You can download the program at solvalla.se or here at elitloppet.se a few days before the start of the event.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS
Please contact email@example.com.