SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has announced today that the Globen Arena in Stockholm will host the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
The dates of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest have also been confirmed; 10, 12 and 14 May. The Eurovision Song Contest will be returning to Stockholm’s Globen Arena for the second time, as the arena hosted the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest.
The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest Press Center will be located at the Hovet which will house around 1,500 accredited journalists, whilst the delegations will be housed at the Annex. The Ericsson Globen Arena has a capacity of between 14,000 and 16,000 spectators. The exact seating capacity of the arena will be determined after the final stage and camera plans are finalised.
Around 40 countries are expected to compete at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Sweden will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest for the 6th time next year after Måns Zelmerlöw’s triumph in Vienna. It will be the 3rd time Stockholm will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest.