The press centre, where more than 2,000 journalists and fans will work during the Eurovision Song Contest weeks, will be located outside the Abdi Ípekçi stadium. The tents will also host the press conferences. Svante Stockselius, Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest at the EBU, told that to esctoday.com.
Previous solution too small
According to several reports from delegation heads, the press facilities inside the arena were too small, as the previously selected press location inside Abdi Ípekçi was three times smaller than last year in Riga, Latvia. Not the most optimal circumstances, when you take into consideration that the number of participating countries increased from 24 to 36.
For every problem a solution
Host broadcaster TRT assured all delegation heads that there is “a solution for every problem”. After several delegation heads expressed their doubts about the space for press facilities, TRT decided to build press tents outside the venue.
Not the first time in tents
It's not the first time that press facilities are located in tents. The last time was in Tallinn, Estonia, where host broadcaster ETV decided to build a tent for press facilities next to the Saku Suurhall.