ISRAEL – Preliminary reports by Israeli media claim that out of the 9,000 available seating plan in Pavilion 2, where the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will take place, only 4,000 will be available for the fans. This is due to the 2,000 seats needed for the stage and cameras and 3,000 for the EBU needs (delegations etc).
The fans went frantic on the news and today Israeli press claim there is a solution proposed for this. The solution is that the Green Room will be allocated to Pavilion 1. In that area 3,000 fans can attend as well watching the show from huge screens.
The overall idea shows that once again a Eurovision in Israel will be a small event but somehow bigger than 1979 and 1999 editions. Still security reasons and venue space availability clearly state that the event will be only for few fans. Having in mind that usually 40% of the tickets are sold to the host country residents and 60% to international audience and having in mind that OGAE clubs will also claim tickets as they do every year, the event is expected to be small ad somehow hectic.
Still, EBU and KAN have made no official announcements.
Now you can imagine what the press area will look like…