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Malmo again? - Eurovision 2014 Host City
« on: May 31, 2013, 08:52:30 PM »
The Hosting City?
So today it was announced that the following cities are in the running for the Eurovision to be held:

Copenhagen

In all honesty I thought it would be here as its best ties for airports etc

Quote from: Eurovision.tv
Denmark's capital and largest city Copenhagen has previously hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice; in 1964 and 2001. Back in 2001 the competition went down in history as the largest ever, when 35,000 people crammed into the Parken Stadium with its newly installed retractable roof. This is a record that no other city since has managed to break.

Now the city once again hopes to host the Eurovision Song Contest and for many fans especially Copenhagen seems to be the natural choice. However, with no real alternative to Parken being available, will hosting the competition in such a large arena be an option when you consider the much smaller scale of this year's competition just down the road in Malmö?'

Herning

Personally never heard of this city but looking at google for it seems nice even  though its small it seems it has baking from Arhus (was hoping they would go for it)

Quote from: Eurovision.tv
The Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning is one of the favourites to host the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. The arena is currently Denmark's largest purpose built indoor facility and has room for up to 15,000 people in concert configuration. Relatively new, it hosted the Danish national final, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix this year where Emmelie de Forest's journey to Eurovision triumph began.

The town of Herning is itself relatively small and it is unlikely that it will have enough accommodation in its own right to house the delegations, fans and other visitors to the town. However, Denmark's second largest city Århus has thrown its full weight behind Herning's bid to host the competition and has offered the town any assistance it may require.

Aalborg

Place I havent been but its got same name as my friend so ill support this one cause she will kill me otherwise!

Quote from: Eurovision.tv
Denmark's fourth largest city and previous host of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, Aalborg, also has plans to organise the Eurovision Song Contest next year. The city has an impressive track record when it comes to hosting big events and most recently hosted the Danish national final in 2012 where Soluna Samay stormed to victory with Should've Known Better.

If its plans are accepted by DR the competition would be hosted at the Gigantium Arena, which is smaller than the Malmö Arena but still one of the largest in Denmark. Whether or not the requirements for hotel rooms as set by the EBU can be met by the city is yet to be seen.

Fredericia

For me looking at it, I be shocked if they go for this one.  Any of our Danish members got anything to add about Fredericia?

Quote from: Eurovision.tv
Not many people outside of Denmark have heard of this small town in Jutland, just over the water from the island of Fyn, and located conveniently on a transport artery stretching all the way from Copenhagen to the German border. According to its mayor it also has the second best hotel coverage in Denmark. Now the city wants to host the Eurovision Song Contest at its large exhibition centre, MesseC with room for 8000 people.

Horsens

From my reading this place has some history for Eurovision, but not sure of the location from my looks on google.

Quote from: Eurovision.tv
This town in Jutland is previously known for hosting the Danish national selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix and now they want to host Europe's favourite TV show. Their challenge to broadcaster DR is, "think outside the box", something they will have to do if they accept the town's plans for the contest. This is because Horsens wants to host the competition in a decommissioned prison, which now functions as a sports arena. Whether or not their plans are taken up by DR is yet to be seen!

Malmö

While this is in Sweden its not that far over the connecting bridge, been to Malmö myself and its beautiful,  but will the Danes be willing to work with there old enemy to share the spoils of the Eurovision.

Quote from: Eurovision.tv
This is what some people have suggested. Although DR have said the competition will be held in Denmark some advocate the idea of it returning to the Malmö Arena, located just 30km from Copenhagen over the Øresund Bridge. Could it be an option?

For more information regarding this please take a look at:
http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=these_cities_want_to_host_eurovision_2014

But seems the EBU will be keeping an eye on all candidates before they approve one.



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Re: Malmo again? - Eurovision 2014 Host City
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 11:34:18 AM »
There is now one player less in the battle for the city that will host next year's Eurovision Song Contest: Aalborg. They simply do not have enough hotel rooms for the many guests who will visit the city for such a big event, writes Nordjyske.dk and DR.dk on June 17th.

The following cities are still interested: Horsens, Herning and Copenhagen:



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Re: Malmo again? - Eurovision 2014 Host City
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2013, 02:16:11 PM »
People in Denmark are still discussing where the next Eurovision Song Contest will take place. Denmark has previously held the Eurovision Song Contest twice, both times in Copenhagen - in 1964 in Tivoli and in 2001 in Parken.

A lot of Danish people prefer to hold next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Herning, in the Jyske Bank Boxen. But while the facilities in the Box can not be discussed, also many people turn worried about what the tens of thousands of visiting delegations, reporters and fans shall do so for 14 days in the middle of Jutland.  Herning is a small city (45.000 inhabitants) and is situated in the middle of the Jylland peninsula.

- "Boxen has clearly the best sound! But Herning is a small city and there is not a lot of tourism infrastructure in the surroundings. Copenhagen is much more tourist friendly. All the gay people who come to see it, will put money on the Copenhagen gay bars", writes Nicholai Best Man Sall on the website dr.dk.

Bookmakers are divided. Copenhagen has the infrastructure to accommodate the many fans and delegations. This makes Copenhagen, which has both airports, hotels, a rich night life and culture in place, to the absolute heavyweight in the field when the host city will be decided, says Frederik Søvang, senior bookmaker NordicBet to eb.dk. DR (the Danish broadcaster) will not comment on the specific proposals from the candidates, but expect to have chosen a winner by early fall.


Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning

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Re: Malmo again? - Eurovision 2014 Host City
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2013, 12:02:36 PM »
Parken in Copenhagen will not host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014. The company behind the national arena Parken withdraws, writes the Danish broadcaster on their website dr.dk this week. Parken justifies its decision by arguing that it takes up to six weeks in a calendar to host the event, and therefore Parken can not host the Eurovision Song Contest. Especially with regard to football F. C. Copenhagen and the Danish national football team which plays its home games in Parken, it can not solve the problem. So says the CEO of Parken, Anders Hørsholt.

- "We prioritize football the highest, and especially F. C. Copenhagen will have a busy match schedule for next spring. Therefore, we have taken this decision, although we appreciate that many see us as a good candidate for the ESC 2014," he says. "We also felt that it was best to examine things in good time, and we have now done. Unfortunately, the conclusion is that it is not convenient for Parken to house Eurovision Song Contest next year", says Anders Hørsholt.

Copenhagen can still be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. The municipality and Wonderful Copenhagen has filed for two other proposals for DR: A huge tent in front of DR Byen and B&W halls at Refshaleøen. Copenhagen compete against two towns in Jutland, namely Horsens, which will keep the Eurovision Song Contest in the courtyard of the old state prison, and so favorite Herning, which has the country's most modern multi-purpose arena - Jyske Bank Boxen. The Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Denmark 13, 15 and 17 May. DR will select a host city latest in early autumn.

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The host city will be Copenhagen!
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 05:41:33 PM »
The decision is made! The Danish public broadcaster DR has announced on their website dr.dk that the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place next year in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

The semifinals will take place on Tuesday 6 and Thursday May 8. The final is on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May next year in the "B & W Hallerne". Copenhagen is the third time the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1965 and 2001, the contest also took place in this city.

The Danish public broadcaster DR announced that a Eurovision park of 40,000 square meters will be created. The press center will house more than 1,500 journalists. The slogan of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen "Join us". In early January 2014, the EBU will anounce the list of participating countries to the next contest.


B&W Hallen, Copenhagen

Personnaly, I think that Copenhagen is very good choice. The city has a lot to offer and has already proved that it can host the contest without any problems.

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