Two possible locations in Kiev

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At a press conference in Kiev Aleksandr Savenko, the president of NTCU made clear that the Ukrainian broadcaster still considers two possible venues for the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest: the International Expo Centre and the Sports Palace in Kiev.

Only one thing is for sure yet: the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kiev. NTCU president Aleksandr Savenko confirmed this and added that no other city in Ukraine has the necessary infrastructure to organise such a big event.

Kiev has two possible locations where the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest could be organised: the International Expo Centre and the Sports Palace. At the International Expo Centre a new concert hall will be built. The question is if this one will be finished in time for holding the Eurovision Song Contest. The other possible venue is the Sports Palace. However, this hall will have to be reconstructed to be suitable for hosting the contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest of course requires more than just a concert hall. There should as well be a press center for at least 600 journalists. Aleksandr Savenko told that this center can be constructed in big tents near the concert hall. The president of NTCU added that all TV journalist will be provided with video montage stations. Savenko and supervisor Stockselius concluded that the technical support for the television broadcasters in Kiev will be one of the best in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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