Stockholm city bans masks at big sports arenas

The city of Stockholm is instituting a ban on wearing masks to three big stadiums in order to discourage violence among sports fans.

"We will even require our guests, for example, at the Tele2 Arena, to report visitors who are breaking the law to the police," writes the city's culture and property commissioner Madeleine Sjöstedt, in a press release.

"Criminality and masked hooliganism has to leave Stockholm sports," she writes.

There is already a ban on wearing masks to political demonstrations.

The stadiums covered are Tele2 Arena, Globen and Hovet.