Today, SVT has announced that the Host City of ESC 2016 is Stockholm. It is for the third time in its history.
The capital city’s Globe Arena will be hosted for the colorful organizations, concerts and meetings. The Semi Finals will be held on 10&12 May, and also The Grand Final on 14 May for next year.
Although it will be third time for Stockholm, for Globe Arena it will be second. Before, Eurovosion 2000 had organized in Globe Arena after the Charlotte Nilsson’s victory.
“Stockholm is music. Our city seethes with activity revolving music. Creativity is close to our hearts and is something that we want to emphasise and be noticed even more clearly in the city,” says Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm. “To be the Host City for the Eurovision Song Contest gives us the opportunity to reinforce and stimulate the involvement which the music creates for people in Stockholm and all that will travel here to take part of the Swedish musical wonder,” the proud Mayor added.
The venue’s regular capacity is between 14,000 and 16,000 audiences. It was already hosted many organizations as ice hockey & concerts. Doubtlessly we wish good hospitality from this versed city.