Eurovision 2015: New dates under discussion
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Austrian national broadcaster published the requirements for the venue facilities to host the 60th Eurovision Song Contest revealing at the same time new dates for the next edition of the show. Austrian cities can submit their interest by June 13th and ORF along with the EBU will decide the host city and venue by the end of August.
THE VENUE REQUIREMENTS ARE
Minimum audience capacity of approximately 10,000. Venue must be available for six weeks before the final. The venue must be empty during the Heads of Delegations meeting in March.
Preferred dates for the shows are set for May 19, 21 and 23. Other weeks of May can be discussed. EBU had originally set the preliminary dates for May 12, 14 and 16.
The venue must be covered – no open air. Minimum ceiling height is 15 meters. The Green Room must be inside or in close proximity to the venue with a capacity of 300 persons. The Press Center must be able to handle 1,500 journalists.