Eurovision 2016 – It’s now official: SVT has announced that the next contest will be held in the Swedish capital Stockholm and at the “Globen” which was already the home of the contest in 2000. The dates are also confirmed as May 10th, 12th and 14th.
In six hostings after each of their win, Sweden hosted it in three different cities, Gothenburg once (1985), Malmö twice (1992 and 2013) and Stockholm three times (1975, 2000 and 2016). Moreover, the Ericsson Globen Arena will host the contest for the second time after 2000, making it one of the rare halls to host the contest more than once, just like the Palais des Festivals (Cannes 1959 and 1961) or the Point Theatre (Dublin 1994, 1995 and 1997). Currently, the Ericsson Globen Arena can host up to 16,000 people. SVT also revealed the press center will be in the Hovet.
What do you think of this news? Was it the right place to go, ignoring the big Friend’s Arena in the capital or the bid by Gothenburg to make it “twice” in all of Sweden’s big 3 cities?