Eurovision 2017 in Dnipro, Kiev or Odessa
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The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Dnipro, Kiev or Odessa. That was this afternoon at a press conference announced by officials of the EBU and NTU, the host broadcaster of next year. (Source: ESCKaz)
After the special television broadcast of the day before yesterday, in which six Ukrainian cities were allowed to their bid proposals, was behind closed doors a first culling. Against the odds were there not two, but three cities announced that are still in the race to the Organization of the Eurovision song contest 2017.
Now members of the EBU go on Mondays and Tuesdays prospecting in the three cities, and on Monday 1 August (not Wednesday 27 July as first said) around noon is the final decision. Then we will know where the song contest to be held next year. Eventually became known that we have to wait longer for the decision. The three contenders can be found below in a row. The following map shows the location of the cities:
The Northern Kiev is the capital and largest city of Ukraine. She has approximately 2.9 million inhabitants. The city previously housed the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 and songfestivals of the Junior Eurovision 2009 and 2013. The Palace of Sports, previously the location of the ESF and the 2005 JESC 2009, is with 9800 places one of the possible locations, but at the end of april next year is already booked for hockey games. A second option is the slightly less central International Exhibition Center, which according to various sources between up to 13000 50000 spectators may have. Also the city of Kiev was already an advertising message:
The port city of Odessa is located in the South of Ukraine, not far from Moldova. With 1.1 million inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city of the country. The Chernomorets Stadium (photo) would be the place of the Eurovision happen to be, with a capacity for more than 30000 spectators. A look at Odessa you can find here:
Dnipro is situated in the South-East of Ukraine and is the third largest city, with about 1.2 million inhabitants. The DniproEuroArena, built in 1983, with up to 9500 public places for a suitable location. Watch the promotional video by and for Dnipro: