Kyiv 2017

For all the news about the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv.

Ukraine set to announce host city the 24th of August

Ukraine set to announce host city the 24th of August

It’s been a long journey since Ukraine started their bidding process for selecting the host city of Eurovision 2017, but it seems that we have to wait a little more, so let’s rewind to the beginning. 6 cities were selected back in July and two of them emerged as the hot favourites: Lviv and Kyiv. After all of them showed their proposals to host the contest to the public in a two-hour TV broadcast, “City Battle” three of them were eliminated, including fan-favourite Lviv. Kyiv, Dnipro and Odessa were officially the three cities that were eligible to host Eurovision 2017, and they all started to shape their proposals; venues, airports, Euro-Club and Press Centre locations… Kyiv proposed two arenas, the Palace of Sports, which already hosted Eurovision 2005 and Junior Eurovision 2009, but it requirs a serious revamp. Also, it has only a capacity of 10.000 seats. The other proposed arena, the International Exhibition Centre with 24 meters of height and with a proper remodeling could host up to 18.000 seats,  and it seems that the EBU prefer this option rather than the outdated Palace of Sports.              Odessa proposed the Chernomorets Arena, which lacks a roof but after …
Can Kiev host Eurovision 2017?

Can Kiev host Eurovision 2017?

Yesterday’s news whittled down the six hosting cities down to three, with Dnipro, Kyiv and Odessa being the three lucky cities to still be in the race to host Eurovision 2017. Dnipro proposed to host the contest in the DniproEuroArena, which has a capacity of approximately 9,500. Quite modest but nonetheless it definitely has potential. Odessa is the other potential city, proposing to host in the ‘Chornomorets Stadium which has a slightly larger capacity than Dnipro of 10,000-12,000. Someone to not shy away from giving her opinion as to where she would like the contest to be hosted is the woman who has brought the contest back to the country, Jamala. About Odessa she said “It’s delightful, the people are delightful, the air from the sea.” The final country and one that we will look at in further detail is Kyiv. Kyiv have proposed the ‘Palace of Sports’, which is the same arena that hosted ‘Eurovision 2005’ and ‘Junior Eurovision 2009’ and has an approximate capacity of 10,000. Now that all sounds promising considering the Eurovision history in the city and arena, but wait for it. The 2017 IIHF World Championship tournament is due to take place between 22nd- 28th …
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