ITALY – EBU’s Eurovision account on Twitter stated that the decision on Eurovision 2022 host city is about to be reached and announced.
It is no secret that out of the 17 bids (11 now proceed to the final phase), Turin, Milan and Bologna are fully fulfill the RAI requirements for the hosting job.
There is information reaching our newsdesk from secure sources, claiming that Turin is the chosen city for hosting the music event next year. This is no surprise for us if it proves to be right.
On several occasions since Italy’s return to the contest in 2011, press and media representatives, while discussing a potential victory of Italy in Eurovision were told that the only desirable and viable solution for them would be Turin, the city which hosted the Winter Olympics. Somehow, they are promoting the city at any chance they get.
THE HOSTING TENDER
On 7 July 2021, Italian host broadcaster RAI and the EBU launched the bidding process and published a list of criteria and requirements for the host city and venue:
- The venue must be available for at least 6 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest;
- The venue must be indoors with air-conditioning, have a well-defined perimeter and an audience capacity in the main hall of around 8,000 – 10,000 during the event;
- The venue must have a main hall with the capacity to house the set and all other requirements needed to produce a high-level broadcast production and have ample space within easy access of the main hall to support additional production needs, such as a press center, delegation spaces, dressing rooms, artist facilities, staff facilities, hospitality, audience facilities, etc.;
- The host city must have an international airport no more than 90 minutes from the city;
The host city must have over 2,000 hotel rooms in the area close to the event.
The city is bidding with PALA ALPITOUR as the venue of the event. The venue hosted the ice hockey events at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the opening ceremony of the 2007 Winter Universiade; from 2021 to 2025, it will host the tennis ATP Finals. The candidacy is supported by the Turin city council and the Regional Council of Piedmont.
The decision is expected typically by the end of the month but somehow we have the feeling that we might have the news sooner than we all expected.
Is Turin really chosen already? Well, let’s read this info with caution and wait for the official announcement…
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— OIKOTIMES (@theoikotimes) July 15, 2021