“We have several different arenas in the Globe area but the exact venue we will discuss further with SVT. What we do now is go in with an application, we want to organize Eurovision in 2016” says the City of Stockholm Social Democrat Karin Wanngård.
The venues that could be used include Tele 2, Globen, Ericsson Arena, the Annex or Hovet. It is expected that Tele 2 Arena and the Ericsson Arena would be favourites.
“Stockholm’s economy is good and we have the economic conditions. But the most important thing in such a big event it is that we benefit from it. We get more room nights, we get more tourists, the tourism industry is growing and it’s that which is Stockholm’s pulse.”
Malmö has announced it will not bid this time. It is expected that the Swedish broadcaster, SVT, will make a decision by 31st August 2015.
Source: Sveriges Radio