Stockholm wants to build a new arena for Eurovision 2024

Four cities are still in the running to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Sweden. Malmö, Gothenburg, Örnsköldsvik and the capital city Stockholm. According to Dagens Nyheter, a proposal submitted to SVT plans a new, temporary arena in Frihamnen in Stockholm. The executive producer at SVT, Ebba Adielsson, said the following:

We have pointed out that we want to find a climate-friendly and sustainable cooperation, so we naturally weigh this into our decision

The proposal states that as the Eurovision Song Contest continues to grow, the challenges of finding new arenas have increased. Frihamnen would therefore be the center of the event in Stockholm’s proposal and the arena will be kept some time afterwards for other events. It is planned to accomodate 11,180 to 14,700 people.

Furthermore, the proposal shows that it is planned to put Eurovision village in Kungsträdgården. It also writes that it wants to arrange a Euroclub, to benefit the city’s nightlife. It is yet to be revealed what the costs of establishing the new arena, in addition to the city being equipped with the requested functionality, would be.

Staffan Ingvarsson, the CEO of Stockholm Business Company, the city’s official investment and tourism promotion company, gave this statement:

We have very good experience in organizing major events in Stockholm. We know that we can do it well with all that is required in terms of security and good reception. From the city of Stockholm, we have submitted what we think is a very good offer

Ebba Adielsson further stated that it was SVT’s goal to reveal the host city later this summer. It is therefore likely just a matter of a few weeks, until we will know if Stockholm’s proposal was succesful.

Next year’s Eurovision Song Contest was brought to Sweden by Loreen, who wrote history as the first female to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice.

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Source Dagens Nyheter
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