Eurovision 2020: NPO to visit Maastricht on Wednesday

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The Netherlands is working from strength to strength in its quest to host the 2020 Eurovision editon on home soil. Dutch public broadcaster NPO will be sending a special delegation to Maastricht on Wednesday in order to hold a special meeting regarding the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest Host City Bid Process.

According to Dutch news portal 1 Limburg, the 2020 Eurovision Organizing Committee will be travelling to Maastrict (one of the two finalist cities vying to host Eurovision 2020) on Wednesday.

MECC Maastricht‘s Director Mr. Rob Van de Wiel, has cut short his holidays in order to meet with the 2020 Eurovision Committee and discuss the preparations for ESC 2020 if the city gets to host the event. NPO’s delegation will visit Maastricht and inspect the potential venue MECC Maastricht and the side event venues and locations (Euroclub, Eurovision Village, Opening Ceremony, Red Carpet, Press Centre, Delegation Bubble etc.) along with the city’s infrastructure and logistics etc.

Van de Wiel has told 1 Limburg that plans for the peripheral programming of the competition will be also discussed during the meeting.

Mr. Rob Van de Wiel says:

The discussion is mainly about technology and logistics.

Van de Wiel is quite confident of Maastricht’s Eurovision bid:

The point is that we are a community, not only MECC Maastricht and the City of Maatricht want to host the competition, but so do the hotels, businesses and the region of Limburg!

Maastricht is one of the two finalist cities in the battle to host the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest along with Rotterdam. The city is vying to host the contest at the MECC Maastricht.

Maastricht has built up a very strong bid to host the competition having secured 3,000 hotel rooms and offering a hefty financial contribution in order to host the event.  The capital of Limburg has the full backing of its municipality and the region of Limburg.

The 2020 Eurovision Host City will be unveiled by mid August.