The host city and venue
Lisbon (/ˈlɪzbən/; Portuguese: Lisboa, IPA: [liʒˈboɐ]) is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with a population of 552,700 About 3 million live in the larger metropolitan area. It is continental Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The city is the 7th-most-visited city in Southern Europe, after Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Athens and Milan.
Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. It has one of the warmest winters of any metropolis in Europe, with average temperatures 15 °C (59 °F) during the day and 8 °C (46 °F) at night from December to February. The typical summer season lasts about four months, from June to September, although also in April temperatures sometimes reach around 25 °C
The city has 1 international airport: Humberto Delgado Airport serves over 20 million passengers annually.
A traditional form of public transport in Lisbon is the tram. Introduced in the 19th century, the trams were originally imported from the USA, and called the americanos.
The venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the Altice Arena (formerly MEO Arena, and also referred to as Pavilhão Atlântico).
Altice Arena is set in the heart of the Parque das Nações grounds and benefits from a privileged location. Car access is excellent thanks to its location in the vicinity of the confluence of major roadways serving the Eastern sector of Lisbon, such as the CRIL ring road, the Vasco da Gama Bridge over the Tagus, and the North-South Highway. In addition, it benefits from the proximity to major, modern public transport infrastructure which includes a River Terminal and the Oriente Station, a public transport hub linking the Lisbon Underground, CP railways services, Carris bus services, Taxi services, and various road transport companies, plus a direct shuttle service to Lisbon International Airport (5 minutes away).
It can be reached via the red line on the underground at Oriente station.
Tickets can be bought from the official Eurovision ticketing partner, Blueticket, HERE.
In total there will be four waves of ticket sales for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Tickets for the remaining shows, including the Semi-Finals, will be on sale in further waves after the Semi-Final Allocation Draw on 29th January 2018.
Grand Final ticket prices:
Premium Golden Circle 299 € (includes early Entry and Backstage Tour)
Golden Circle 200 €
Standing Arena 120 €
Sector 1A Premuim 150 €
Sector 1A 135 €
Sector 1B 90 €
Sector 1C 50 €
Sector 2A Premium 95 €
Sector 2A 80 €
Sector 2B 50 €
Sector 2C 35 €
All tickets will also incur a 6% tax and you can buy a maximum of 4 tickets per person.