On April 22nd, the European Broadcasting Union took over the Telenor Arena in Bærum, ready to start the preparations required for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The arena would usually be used by StabÃ�Â¦k Football Club but they have moved their fixtures over the current period to Norway's National Stadium, the Ullevaal Stadion.
You can follow the latest directly from the production team on their diary, updated daily from Ola Melzig, the Production Manager, Design for the Eurovision project. This can be viewed here .
Interestingly, the announcement of the move into the Telenor Arena demonstrates the smaller scale of Eurovision this year. Production began in the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow as early as March, and the team had more time to prepare the stage in Moscow compared to Oslo. This further shows that Eurovision 2010 is smaller in both arena and stage size this year.
The first delegations are expected to arrive the week beginning Monday 17th May for rehearsals, meaning that the team has less than 3 weeks to get the stage in working order for the arriving artists and delegation teams.
An article by Ben Robertson.