On 1 June, Ukraine arrived members of the European broadcasting Union. The purpose of the visit was the transfer of the Square of the list of rules of the contest “Eurovision-2017”. All the requirements received from the EMU, Ukraine needs to complete before may next year. And the first thing — you need to decide on the venue for the musical competition. While the proposed options — frankly, not so hot. Either the Palace of sports in Kyiv, built in 1958, or an outdoor stadium in Lviv, with zero acoustics, built for Euro 2012. Money for a new Playground to take, as you know, nowhere.
At the Lviv football arena seats more than enough, but instead of a roof — the sky. Photo: flickr.com/Erik Cleves Kristensen
Ukraine June 1 published the structure of organizing Committee which will be responsible for the preparation of the contest, as well as directives of the European broadcasting Union. In the list of necessary conditions for the venue of the contest is, for example, the presence of airport in the area of accessibility, a sufficient number of places of accommodation for participants and guests in hotels, preferably presentable, good roads and so-forth.. the organizing Committee decided to lead himself the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, is also composed of heads of law enforcement agencies of Ukraine (the National police, security service of Ukraine), MPs, BP, etc.
The organizing Committee plans to select a city and the venue of the contest by open voting. According to the preliminary survey conducted by a TV station Square, the citizens want a musical competition was held in Lviv. For this option voted about 40% of the respondents. In the vote was attended by 30 thousand people. The holding of Eurovision in the Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk) voted 24% of respondents. The rest of the city is not scored and 15%. Including the capital of Ukraine. Despite this, Kiev will not fall out of the number of applicant cities. Most often, the country holding the competition, gives preference to the main city.
In 2005, when after the victory of Ruslana, the Eurovision song contest arrived in Kiev, the authorities of the place of conduct has chosen the capital’s Palace of sports. The building itself was built in 1958. On the eve of the contest, the Palace was reconstructed. After updating the number of seats increased to 8 thousand Note, “Eurovision 2016” took place in Sweden in the arena “Ericsson globe”, which included two times more seats for spectators, in 2015 in Austria was chosen hall for 16 thousand visitors, and in 2009 the competition was held in SC “Olympic” in Moscow, this arena may take as much as 25 thousand people.
In 2011, the Palace of sports in Kiev, newly reconstructed. But today he is able to take only 9 thousand 800 people. But the mayor of the capital Vitali Klitschko insists on Kiev as the host city for the Eurovision 2017.
The Kiev Palace of sports has a roof, but not enough.
The football stadium in Lviv, newer building built in 2011, before the championship of Europe on football of 2012. The outdoor stadium, and is one of its main problems. Let us recall, the Eurovision is a contest which recognizes “plywood”, is extremely lifelike sound. Performers will be extremely difficult to work outdoors. However, the Ukrainian authorities announced one of the options out of the situation. They proposed to create a plastic dome over the arena. However, if they stop at this version, will completely change the ventilation system. The building is not designed for a roof, and therefore, people can simply suffocate, the greenhouse effect is provided. But as said the mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyy: “it’s Important we have a vibe”. Despite the cons, the arena completely overshadows the Kiev Palace of sports in number of seats — more than 34 thousand.
But not solved the main question — where to take money for the development of the platform. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said that will attract third-party funds bypassing the state budget of Ukraine.
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