Dnipro City Council has published details of its bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Dnipro guarantees an investment of UAH 500 million (EUR 18 million) and is ready to start necessary works already on 18 July.
The only venue option proposed in the application is DNIPROEUROARENA. This is a location formerly known as Entertainment and Sports Palace “Meteor”. The neighbouring buildings of “Meteor” sports complex are also proposed to host press-center and Euroclub.
Area: 35 389 sq.m.
Full capacity almost 9500 people
Modern air-conditioning system
Power – 5MW
Surrounding area – 5.37 ha.
Area: 6443 sq.m.
1600 members of the press
Working area with 750 seats (access to the Internet and the power, technical equipment)
Separate entrance and passage to the main arena
Area: 5905 sq.m.
Capacity – 3000 people
Events in the Europarty format
The modern sound, lighting, stage equipment and special effects
Eurovillage will be located in the central part of Dnipro – on the “Heroes of Maidan Square”, which will house the concerts location, corners of official and national sponsors, as well as auxiliary platforms.
The second proposed fan-zone is the Festival pier: It will house stage area, chill-out zone, coworking area, gaming-land, foodcourt, art gallery. Visitors will be offered a full program: The festival of colors, an exhibition of vintage cars, the parade of bikers, workshops, competitions and performances.
The main slogans, under which Dnipro is bidding:
Dnipro: a city that stopped the “Russian spring”
Space and business capital
The fourth largest city in Ukraine (about 1 million inhabitants)
The longest promenade in Europe (nearly 30 km)
2 railway station, the main station is located in the city center (12 platforms, 70 trains daily)
3 international roads, 4 national roads
International airport “Dnipropetrovsk”, 2 terminals, 15 km from the city
Airport Kryvyi Rih, 170 km from Dnipro
73 objects, 2020 rooms, 3747 beds
The first category, “3 stars” – 1562
The second category, “4 stars” – 383
The third category of “5 stars” – 75
11 hotels in Dnipropetrovsk region: 248 rooms, 25 km to the city of Dnipro
14 tram routes (246.0 km)
17 trolleybus routes (309.9 km)
136 bus routes (2030.0 km)
1 subway line (7.9 km)
Dnipro became the second city after Odessa to publish details of its bid application. Some cities, such as Kyiv and Kherson, for the moment refuse to publish details of the proposed venues for the competition citing confidentiality requirements.