Eurovision 2015 – The annual Eurovision Host City Speculation game is truly on its way. We reported earlier today that Austrian Media said that the dates for the contest would be May 19/21/23rd 2015. Now reports in the Austrian media suggest a potential second venue option for the Vienna bid.
The 3 potential host locations have been inspected and reviewed by ORF (Austrian National Broadcaster) for their suitability for the contest. They are Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna. So is that just 3 venues? Possibly not!
To date the 3 potential venues being spoken of in the Eurovision race are as follows
- Graz – Stadthalle Graz – Potential Capacity – 11,000 people
- Innsbruck – Olympiaworld – Potential Capacity – 10,000 people
- Vienna – Wiener Stadthalle – Potential Capacity – 15,000 people
However it is now being speculated that there is potentially a second venue in Vienna that could be considered. This is the area called Neu-Marx. It is a former abattoir in the centre of Vienna that covers 37 hectares of land. Here is the official link to the Neu-Marx website and a video showing the potential of the area.
This would require extensive work to be carried out on the area to make it ready for Eurovision 2015, however Copenhagen took on a similar project with the B&W Halls for this year’s contest. What this does is potentially give Vienna a second option to host Eurovision 2015 and at the same time regenerate a city centre location. You can read the Austrian article on the ORF site HERE
So where would you like to go for Eurovision 2015?
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Wien.ORF.at