The venue of the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, Skonto Hall in Riga, is undergoing intensive trasformation, which will make it fit to host the song contest in a little over two weeks from now.
The main hall, which the contest will be held in, is 8,000 square meters in size. It will have a new main entrance, which will be opposite to the grand stage. A special acoustic wall will be set up opposite to the stage while special textile accessories will be at the sides of the hall, all aimed to improve the quality of sound the 6,000 spectators in the hall will hear.
The performers' dressing rooms will be located under the Skonto stadium, and they will be connected with a unique tunnel to the concert's hall. A similar tunnel will connect the hall and the press center, which will be the largest in the history of the contest, spreading over 4,2000 square meters.
A newly built basketball hall will be the location of the delegations' catering services during the week, and the venue of their after-show party.