ISRAEL – After declaring full support to KAN over the funding problems recently, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai made one more public suggestion for hosting in his city the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. He suggests Charles Clore Park as the best sight for hosting the EuroVillage next May.
It is o secret that Tel Aviv is the top favourite bid city and somehow we all know it will end up there but still we have to wait for the official announcement by KAN and the EBU. Charles Clore Park is also not unknown to most Eurofans in Israel as it hosted the 2018 Pride.
However, the construction of the complex, as well as financing the hall where the competition will take place, are in any case the responsibility of the host city.
If the competition actually takes place in Tel Aviv, it is expected to be located in Pavilion 2 in the fairgrounds. Huldai’s proposal comes as part of the warming of the battle for the hosting of the competition and against the backdrop of the hand-wringing between the government and the corporation regarding financing – in addition to the upcoming municipal elections. The corporation here notes that Huldai’s proposal is irrelevant because according to the terms of the tender, the host city should in any case bear the costs of the hall.
In the matter of the EuroVillage, the rules of the European Broadcasting Corporation stipulate that the construction of the compound is the responsibility of the municipality, and the contents are under the responsibility of the European corporation and here.
According to senior officials in the Tel Aviv municipality, if the competition is held in Tel Aviv, the EuroVillage will be built in Charles Clore Park, on the seaside, and will be larger than the one in Lisbon (will contain more than 10,000 people). This is a huge entertainment complex that includes performances, stalls and bars, where the singers and artists will perform during the competition and rehearsals (two weeks in May). The semifinals and finalists will be screened at the Leviev and the entrance will of course be free.
The event, which is broadcast to billions around the world (no matter what city it takes place), will give exposure to the beautiful Israel many in the world The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality is ready to join the national effort and absorb the costs of the hall – a major cost at the event – it may help those who climb trees again instead of finding solutions. ”