Race begins for Eurovision 2022 city

Italian Broadcaster Rai begins the battle for a city to host 2022 event.

The race is on to find a Host City for Eurovision 2022 following the win by Italian rockers Måneskin.

The 2022 Contest will be organised by Host Broadcaster Radiotelevisione italiana (Rai) under the supervision of the European Broadcasting Union, with the Italian broadcaster selecting a Host City at the end of a bidding process.

But the Host City must meet certain criteria:

An international airport no more than 90 minutes from the city.

Over 2,000 hotel rooms in the area close to the event.

An infrastructure (stadium/venue/centre) capable of hosting a large-scale live broadcast with the following minimum requirements:

  • 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.

All Italian cities only have until Monday 12 July to indicate their interest. Mamma Mia!

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