Odessa became the first Ukrainian city to announce its plans for the main locations of Eurovision 2017.
In its official bid for the right to host Eurovision 2017 Odessa has presented stadium “Chernomorets” as the main Arena of the contest. Since the main requirement for the Arena is that the venue should be covered, Odessa city council has already held preliminary talks with potential construction partners regarding the design and installation of necessary structures allowing to cover the football field of the stadium.
The official opening ceremony of the contest: the red carpet part can be organized on the modernized Arcadia alley that leads straight to the Black Sea. The official part of the opening ceremony and entertainment program can be carried out at the choice of two entertainment clubs in the nearby tourist and recreational area of the city – Arcadia.
Official Eurovision parties can be held in the proposed open locations of Euroclub: Quarantine arcade or Green theater located in Central Park named after T.Shevchenko or at the stadium “Spartak”.
For Eurovillage location also proposed Primorskiy boulevard (Promenade) and also Central Park named after T.Shevchenko.
In addition, Odessa proposed to organize a special route of the cruise liner, which will be bringing tourists and visitors of the contest from Europe to Odessa. During the event itself liner can be used as a hotel or another location of Euroclub/Eurovillage.
Odessa as one of the most attractive cities in Ukraine during the Eurovision Song Contest-2017 is ready to provide more than 50 excursions for participants and guests of the competition, so every guest of the city will find entertainment for his own taste.
Specially for the contest city has developed Eurovision brand that will be united with the brand of Odessa, which will be used on advertising-information materials and souvenirs.
To accommodate the delegations and fans Odessa is ready to provide more than:
240 objects of temporary accommodation with a capacity of 6.7 thousand rooms and 23 additional housings with the capacity of 14.7 thousand people, among them:
– Hotels – 85 units (Number of rooms – 5497, beds – 11370)
– Mini-hotels, boutique hotels, etc. -. 88 (Number of rooms – 1005, Beds – 1904)
– Apartment hotels and apartments – 36 (Number of rooms – 172 beds – 407)
– Hostels – 32 (1032 seats).
One of the main requirements for the host cities is to provide convenient transport facilities. According to this criteria Odessa meets the requirements of the host city of the Contest, as Odessa can be reached by all means of transport. In September 2016 will be opened a new terminal of the International Airport of Odessa, is operating Odessa Sea Port, the railway station, 3 international bus stations.
The total area of the new four-storey Odessa International Airport terminal is 28 thousand square meters, the area of the departure halls provide a comfortable accommodation of passengers of 12 flights at the same time, the capacity of the terminal complex will be 3 million passengers per year.
Connections to the Arena and the official hotels will be provided with the help of public transport (trams, trolley buses, taxis).
At this moment several cities, including Kyiv and Kherson have cited confidentiality rule as reason for not disclosing details on the proposed venues.