Kyiv state administration is considering the sports Palace as the main arena for international contest «Eurovision» in 2017. This is stated in the press service of Kiyevgorgosadministration.
«The main arena of the sports Palace. The press center will be located at the NSC «Olympic», which is 500 metres from the main arena. Immediately next to the NSK «Olympic» is Trinity square, which is a festival town of «Eurovision», — said the Deputy Chairman of the city administration Alexey Reznikov.
He stressed that the main locations of the arena, press centre, festival village, located nearby, allowing you to provide a zone of safety, easy handling and coordination of all streams.
Reznikov added that, in addition to the main, in Kiev there is a reserve arena — international exhibition centre on the Left Bank.
Kiev is also preparing five fan zones «Eurovision» and offers to hold the opening ceremony of the competition on the territory of National reserve «Sophia of Kyiv», included in the list of world heritage sites of the United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO).
Kiev is ready to Finance the creation of a «zone open», «Eurocity», «Euroclub» the press center, as well as the «zone of closing», which will be located in the National cultural-art and Museum complex «Mystetskiy Arsenal».
During the Eurovision song contest is expected to more than 20 thousand visitors.
According to Reznikov, Kiev is able to take 19.3 thousand, and thanks to the region — more than 23 thousand tourists.
Recall that the Ukrainian singer Jamal won the contest «Eurovision 2016» on may 14 in Stockholm. She came up with a song «1944», which tells about the tragedy of the Crimean Tatar people. Because of the victory of the Ukrainian singer the next «Eurovision» will take Ukraine.
The desire to accept the international song contest announced six cities: Kiev, Dnipro, Lviv, Odessa, Kharkiv and Kherson.
The competition for the selection of the city where will be held «Eurovision-2017» will be held in four stages. The winner will be announced August 1.
Kiev called the main arena for carrying out of «Eurovision-2017» 22.07.2016