Denmark 2014: Parken Stadium withdraws its bid to host ESC

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 1,116 views

Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium has withdrawn its bid to host the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest next May.

Parken Stadium announced today that they have withdrawn their bid to host the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Parken has confirmed this information to has learned that this decision was taken due to logistic and statistical reasons. Hence Copenhangen is still in the race with 2 other venues who are vying to host the musical extravaganza next year.

Parken played host to the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen with a total of 38, 000 guests attending the event, the highest number of spectators at the Eurovision Song Contest ever.

Last Wednesday Copenhagen submitted a bid  in order to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in the capital with three possible venues: DR Byen, B & W buildings on Refshaleøen and the Parken  The latter has today decided to withdraw as a venue  due to the fact that this would require  to block a total  six weeks from their calendar for hosting the  Eurovision  Song Contest  and  this would cause a hurdle for FC Copenhagen’s football team.

Wonderful Copenhagen who prepared the bid for Copenhagen  is very sorry about this resignation, but is sympathetic to the interests of FC Copenhagen.

We are obviously sorry that Parken has decided to resign, but we are very hopeful compared to the two strong and unique venues, we still have on hand, namely DR Byen and B & W Building
Mr. Lars Bernhard Jørgensen, CEO of Wonderful Copenhagen has gone to add.

With the B & W building, we have a unique and exciting venue that can be tailored according to the needs and requirments of hosting the event,  serving as a framework for the increasing number of large festivals and concerts. DR Byen with its location, production and accessibility, as well as with a tent solution  is another viable option. We must not forget the  MTW Awards in Rome, one of the most innovative events we have ever witnessed. In addition to the strong venues Copenhagen has also great facilities and much to offer:  an international airport, great hotel capacity and an international level of gastronomy, nightlife and experiences. So Copenhagen is still so much in the race
Mr. Lars Bernhard Jørgensen concludes.

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