The newspaper Corriere Torino has released more information about how the logistics of Eurovision 2022 will work in Turin. Given the Semi Final Allocation Draw and Insignia Ceremony is only a few days away, Italian media are reporting more information about plans for this year’s Contest, as we are some 100 days away from first rehearsals in PalaAlpitour (Olimpico)!
Starting on 29th April, Turin is set to welcome 41 delegations from across Europe and Australia, in addition to 1,500 members of the international press and another 180 commentators. All these people will need somewhere to work, that is close to the arena, and at present, no such site exists. Therefore, on 15th March, work will commence to build a village of two structures approximately 300 meters from the PalaAlpitour itself.
The first structure will be the so-called “Delegation Bubble” and will take up 3,000 m². This space will host the artists and their entourage – heads of delegation, heads of press, dancers, back-up singers, etc. The second structure will be even bigger, some 5,000 m² and will host the international press.
Both structures are due to be completed by the end of April, and will be connected via a bridge that will only be accessible to accredited persons. The general public will have access to the PalaAlpitour through a dozen gates around the venue.
A Covid area will be set up for the artists as well. More information will be provided on this as the health authorities of the region of Piedmont are working with the municipality of Turin to create a customized health protocol specifically for Eurovision 2022.
The countdown is on! Under 100 days to the first rehearsals! Are you going? Let us know your thoughts about the preparations so far!