The seven shortlisted cities have until September 8th to submit their complete bid to the BBC to host the next Eurovision Song Contest.
As a recall, the seven cities are the following ones :
This list has been officially published by Martin Österdhal and the EBU a few weeks ago.
These cities must complete these requirements to compete :
- Enough accomodations to welcome at least 10,000 spectators
- A press centre for 1,500 journalists
- A city served by an international airport
- Hotel accommodation for at least 2,000 delegates, journalists and spectators
Moreover, according to the EBU, “The final decision on selecting the Host City will be based on a city or region’s capacity and capability in meeting the BBC’s and the EBU’s requirements, as well as availability of resources and general experience in hosting a large and complex event such as the Eurovision Song Contest.”
The BBC and the EBU will have to visit every city, so we can expect the final decision to be announced in the next weeks.
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