With the situation regarding electricity consumption taking into consideration, Swedish Professional Football Leagues together with tv right owner Discovery have agreed to reduce electricity consumption during the matches in Allsvenskan and the Superettan.
“Swedish Professional Football Leagues and the clubs in Allsvenskan and Superettan take in these times their social responsibility to save energy.”, says Ola Rydén, league manager at Swedish Professional Football Leagues.
The floodlights will only be on at full capacity from the beginning of the warm-up, 45 minutes before kick-off, and until the end of the tv broadcast, in the vast majority of cases around 15 minutes after the final whistle. The arena lighting is then lowered.
During the early weekend matches (1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.) the pitch lighting does not need to be switched on at all as long as it has not started to get dark, as it will do later this autumn.
Swedish Professional Football Leagues works actively with social issues on the theme of sustainability. The leagues of Allsvenskan and Superettan and the 32 member clubs today work in a goal-oriented and multifaceted way with their community involvement.
It is a fact that the work of Swedish elite football, leagues and clubs, produces results for the entire society. In 2019 EY announced that Swedish elite football contributes over SEK 1.2 billion to Swedish society each year, of which SEK 775 million in social benefits and SEK 493 million in tax money as a direct revenue to the state.
Together, we can create better conditions for the entire Swedish society.