Eurovision 2022: Italy’s cities express interest to host next year’s contest
More and more cities in Italy are expressing their desire to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, after Maneskin’s victory in Rotterdam.
10 cities have so far confirmed their interest in hosting the 66th Eurovision Song Contest next year in Italy. Italian cities that declared their desire to host the next competiton, as soon as Maneskin were crowned winners in Rotterdam, are included the list of cities joining the race and confirmed their intention to take part in the host city bid.
So far the 10 cities that have confirmed their interest in hosting Eurovision 2022 are:
- Reggio Emilia
- San Remo
According to EBU, there are conditions that must be met for the organization of Eurovision. The structure where Eurovision will be held must be evaluated , as well as the possibility of hosting thousands of tourists and especially the international connections.
Τhe fundamental requirements by the EBU ( European Broadcasting Union) for a city to be able to host the competition are.
- Arena or other closed construction with a capacity of at least 10.000 active seats and a height of at least 18 meters.
- Convenient to one or more international airports.
- Adequate hosting capacity (to accommodate tens of thousands of people, including tourists, journalists and delegations).
The process for the host city will unfold over the next 2-3 months and is expected to reach to a final decision by the end of summer if we take into account the host city bid for the previous contest but an earlier date cannot be excluded.