The Host City and Venue

eurovision 2019 Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

(Hebrew: תֵּל אָבִיב‬, [tel aˈviv], Arabic: تل أَبيب‎) is the second most populous city in Israel—after Jerusalem—and the most populous city in the conurbation of Gush Dan, Israel’s largest metropolitan area. Located on the country’s Mediterranean coastline and with a population of 443,939, it is the economic and technological center of the country.

Tel Aviv has a Mediterranean climate and enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year.  It receives about 2.5 million international visitors annually, the fifth-most-visited city in the Middle East & Africa. Tel Aviv is known as “the city that never sleeps” and a “party capital” due to its thriving nightlife, young atmosphere and famous 24-hour culture

The beaches of Tel Aviv and the city’s promenade play a major role in the city’s cultural and touristic scene, often ranked as some of the best beaches in the world.

The main airport serving Greater Tel Aviv is Ben Gurion International Airport. Located in the neighbouring city of Lod, it handled over 20 million passengers in 2017. The airport is 15 kilometres (9 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv, on Highway 1 between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Bus transport is the most common form of public transport and is very widely used. The Tel Aviv Central Bus Station is located in the southern part of the city. The main bus network in Tel Aviv metropolitan area operated by Dan Bus Company, Metropoline and Kavim. the Egged Bus Cooperative, Israels’s largest bus company, provides intercity transportation. The city is also served by local and inter-city share taxis.

Expo Tel Aviv

The venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be the Expo Tel Aviv, a 10,000-seat congress and convention centre, Located on Rokach Boulevard in northern Tel Aviv. It was formerly the Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center. It is commonly referred to locally as Ganei HaTaarucha (Exhibition Gardens, Hebrew: גני התערוכה‎)

The official website is here.

Tickets

Tickets can be bought from the official Eurovision ticketing partner Leean.

Tickets were first expected in December 2018. Then shortly after the allocation draw at the end of January. No tickets have gone on sale as yet (Mid February 2019) as there appear to be difficulties in agreeing the final seating plan.

Israel Hayom. reported in February that out of 7500 tickets in the Eurovision 2019 venue, only 2,500 will be sold to Israeli public, and 30% (2250) to the European guests. The remaining tickets reportedly will go to the delegations and sponsors

 

 

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