After Måneskin had won the Eurovision Song Contest last May, RAI were enthusiastic about organising the contest next year and have even already met up with the EBU in Geneva, Switzerland to take the first steps.
Today they officially open the bidding process for cities in Italy interested to organise the Eurovision Song Contest next year!
The search for the Eurovision 2022 Host City is ON! 🔍🇮🇹https://t.co/o9cH9Sg1OG
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) July 7, 2021
Twelve different cities, among which Rome, Turin and Milan, have already declared they’d be more than willing to do it, but there are some requirements for host cities the EBU have laid out.
The most important ones are:
The Host City must have:
- 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 minimum requirements listed below.
And about the venue, it should:
- 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.
There are more rules to abide by, but those will be sent to Italian cities that indicate their interest with RAI. More information on how to do that can be found here.
Måneskin are bringing the Eurovision Song Contest back to Italy due to their victory in Rotterdam with ‘Zitti e buoni’:
Which city do you hope will indicate their interest for sure?