Eurovision 2022: Five cities continue in the race of the host city ESC 2022
A total of 5 cities remain out of the 17 that applied to host the next competition.
17 cities had initially applied to take part in the process of hosting the Eurovision 2022 city. On July 14, RAI handed over to the candidate cities the book that will include all the terms and conditions for hosting the next Eurovision song contest.
After the first evaluation of the submitted books, six cities were excluded with 11 cities continuing in the race. Following further evaluation, local media reported that five cities were still vying for the next Eurovision Song Contest.
According to Corriera di Romagna and Resto del Carlino, Milan, Turin, Bologna, Rimini and Pesaro are the five remaining cities in the host city race. Italian media reported that representatives of the Italian national broadcaster and the EBU first visited the city of Rimini to inspect the candidate sites to host the next competition and then visit the other candidate cities.
EBU’s requirements of hosting Eurovision
The EBU requirements for the organization of Eurovision
To be eligible to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, a city must meet a certain number of requirements.
Specifically, the host city must have:
An international airport no more than 90 minutes away from the city.
More than 2,000 hotel rooms in the area close to the event.
An infrastructure (stadium / space / center) capable of hosting large-scale live broadcasts with the minimum requirements listed below.
In addition, the infrastructure should:
Be indoors with air-conditioning and have a well defined perimeter.
Have an audience capacity in the main hall of around 8,000 – 10,000 during the event (which corresponds to 70% of maximum capacity of that venue for regular concerts, taking into consideration the specific stage and production needs of the Eurovision Song Contest).
Have a main hall with the capacity to house the set and all other requirements needed to produce a high level broadcast production (this includes good specifications of load capacity in the roof, clearance to low beams, easy load in access, etc).
Have ample space within easy access of the main hall to support additional production needs, such as: a press centre, delegation spaces, dressing rooms, artist facilities, staff facilities, hospitality, audience facilities, etc.
Be available exclusively for 6 weeks before the event, 2 weeks during the show (which will take place in May) and a week after the end of the event for dismantling.
In previous years, when the competition was hosted in Italy, it took place in Naples in 1965, after the victory of Gigliola Cinquetti, and in Rome in 1991, after the victory of Toto Cutugno.
News Source: Corriera di Romagna/ Resto del Carlino/ Eurovisionin
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