As bits of news have come in from left and right, it is clear that many Dutch cities are eager to get the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 within their borders!
Those that have already expressed their interest have received the set of hosting requirements, set by the EBU, from the hands of the Eurovision 2020 team (a collaboration between the broadcasters AVROTROS, NOS and NPO).
This list includes: presenting the proposed venue and its redeeming features (among which the capacity and technical advantages), accomodation (hotel capacity), the infrastructure in the area and, in relation to that, the accessibility.
Here below, Jon Ola talks about what is needed to host the Eurovision Song Contest, back then leading up to, eventually, Kyiv 2017:
These cities have made their intention to host clear to the organising committee so far (their proposed venue in brackets, as you can see Amsterdam have 3 options):
- Amsterdam (Ziggo Dome, RAI, Johan Cruijff Arena)
- Arnhem (Gelredome)
- Breda (Breepark)
- Den Bosch (Brabanthallen)
- Den Haag (Cars Jeans Stadion)
- Leeuwarden (WTC)
- Maastricht (MECC)
- Rotterdam (Ahoy)
- Utrecht (Jaarbeurs)
Other interested cities are also still welcome to join with a bid book until the 10th of July.
The fact that the Eurovision 2020 team have sent out the requirements immediately means a clock starts ticking, for the duration of 1 month, and when the deadline is there (on July 10), the cities will have to have delivered a bid book to the organising team!
Re-listen the reason Eurovision is coming to The Netherlands, ‘Arcade’ by Duncan Laurence:
The Eurovision 2020 team aims to reveal the host city in August!
Where do you hope the contest ends up?