Thursday, June 11, 2015

Malmo decline the Eurovision Song Contest – Aftonbladet

Malmo throws in the towel and give up the ESC in 2016.

The report Sydsvenskans business site 8 through 5.

– I think many will be disappointed , says the city’s tourist director Johan Hermansson.

Mans Zelmerlöw sang home the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 to Sweden, it has been speculated in the city to get organize the competition. Now announces Malmo, who arranged the ESC in 2013, to throw in the towel.

The reason is that Malmö Arena is booked during the six weeks in late April and early May that SVT announced that the venue needs to be available . It reveals Sydsvenskans business site 8 through 5.

Stopped by horse show

Above all, it Malmö Redhawks matches, horse show Apassionata, two major congresses, as well as two international concerts that puts a spanner in the city reports 8 through 5.

– One thing is to want and another thing is to be able. Just like everyone else we love Eurovision, but we must also live up to the agreements already concluded to be a serious partner to our organizers. Had we not had the booking situation we have, so we had of course given us into the action again to get it to me, says Malmö Arena CEO Karin Mårtensson to the site.

Cost SEK 28 million in 2013

Johan Hermansson is tourism director in Malmo City:

– I think many will be disappointed, but really, are we supposed to feel a pride that there is a good reason that we can not take it. It is amazing that the facilities we are so dependent have received this popularity, he says to the site.

When Malmo arranged ESC in 2013 was the bill for Region Skåne and Malmö city of SEK 28 million.


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