UKRAINE – The wonderful city of Kyiv is the first to openly submitting its bid for hosting the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Mayor Wladimir Klitschko says there are three potential venues for the event Palace of Sports (10.000), Olympic stadium (70.000), International Exhibition Center (50.000).
The city committee will prepare the bid by July 8th in which they will prepare their proposal for accommodation, security, flights, infrastructure, transportation etc.
In the meantime Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyschuk somehow brings down the Kyiv bid as he stated that all venues proposed by Kyiv do not meet the EBU requirements. The Olympic stadium although can have a temporary rain protection cannot have in time the proper roof needed and Sports Palace is a shaky condition.
The final decision of the two final cities bidding for 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on August 1st.