As Norway parties the night away in fairytale fashion after Alexander Rybak delivered a third Eurovision Song Contest victory for the country, all eyes are turning to the brand new Telnor Arena in Oslo as the most likely venue for the next Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 22nd May 2010.
The brand new arena opens this year after being built for an estimated cost of 550 million Norwegian Krona. The venue can seat up to 23,000 people in it's concert form and seems the most likely venue for NRK to pick to follow the amazing spectacle of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest at the Olympiskii Arena in Moscow.
The venue website states that "single-tiered bowl attached to a seven-storey building on one side containing retail space, restaurants and bars for the premium-priced seats, executive boxes, and offices. As originally planned, the stadium was to have a retractable roof, but due to the high costs involved it was decided that there would instead be a fixed roof covering both the stands and the pitch".
The decision about where to host the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest will be made by the new host broadcaster, NRK in Norway in the near future.